Professional Practice Leader, Clinical Registered Dietitian
Runnymede Healthcare Centre
Within Runnymede’s complex continuing care setting which includes the medically complex and rehab population, Janna assesses clinical indicators and develops nutrition care plans to help manage patients’ health conditions and meet their nutrition-related goals
To me, precepting is bridging the gap between theory and practice by providing a supervised practical experience for a student. It is training that is essential in providing the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary for students to be successful as a dietitian. It also helps preceptors reflect on their teaching and communication skills, stay current with evidence, and provides an opportunity to give back to the profession.
When I first meet with students I ask them to create goals to not only achieve clinical competencies but also to improve soft skills which are transferable to any placement and will help them succeed in practice.