SELECT SNUTR - Nutrition in Medicine
DIRECTOR FOURTH YEAR DEPARTMENT COURSES: Montie’ Dobbins, MLIS, AHIP
SELECTIVE CATEGORY: Online
SELECTIVE DIRECTORS: Montie’ Dobbins, MLIS, and Julia M. Esparza, MLS, AHIP
ADMINISTRATIVE CONTACT: Montie’ Dobbins, MLIS
LOCATION: L SU H SC -S h r e v ep o r t
SELECTIVE AVAILABLE DURING BLOCKS: All
NON-LSUHSC STUDENTS ALLOWED: No
COURSE CODE: SNUTR
Primary Goals of Selective:
The primary goals of the selective are:
• to refamiliarize students with the biochemical basis of nutrition and nutrition epidemiology,
• to prepare senior students to address issues of nutritional health in the clinical setting (including
nutrition assessment and nutrition-related preventive health care.
• complete 12 assigned Nutrition in Medicine (NIM) courses
• pass the multiple choice exams associated with each course ending with a cumulative score of 75% or
Specific Features of this Selective:
This four week required web-based selective will utilize the University of North Carolina Nutrition in Medicine
(NIM) online nutrition education curriculum and provide students with evidence-based clinical nutrition education.
The course directors will provide instruction to students regarding the way in which the NIM website is accessed
and navigated. Because this course is “portable”, it is intended to provide students with a valuable educational
experience during one of the three months of the senior year in which residency interviews are most numerous.
Students may therefore, complete their assigned courses from any Internet accessible location. Students will be
assigned 12 courses from the NIM curriculum, customized to provide nutritional education important in the field of
postgraduate training for which they are applying. NIM courses provide multiple opportunities for self-assessment
and include summative multiple-choice examinations which students are required to pass.
Resources for Learning:
Nutrition in Medicine online Curriculum
This is a Pass/Fail - Must Pass course. All course requirements must be completed by the end of the Block in which
the course is taken. This includes completing each of the assigned 12 NIM courses, and passing the multiple-choice exam associated with each assigned course, with a cumulative score of 75%. Should a student’s cumulative score fall below 75%, he/she will repeat courses at a location chosen by the course director and also retake the associated final multiple- choice exam.