FCM662M.11 (Las Vegas)
Advanced Clinical Experiences in Nutrition

Office of Medical Education

  • Course Name: Advanced Clinical Experiences in Nutrition
  • Short Name: FCM662M.11 Adv Clin Exp Nutrition
  • Course Number: FCM662M.11
  • Location: Las Vegas
  • Department Contact: Laura Shaw
  • Type: Clinical
  • Length: 1 - 2 weeks
  • Preceptor: Miriam Een, M.S., R.D., L.D.

Please contact the department to verify elective availability.


  • To provide a specialized, clinical nutrition rotation for the medical student interested in medical nutrition applications and/or research. Student should:
  • Demonstrate in-depth understanding of the effects of nutrition assessment and interventions on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of specific nutrition related diseases of stages of lifecycle development in which they are interested.
  • Work with their preceptor to define this flexible experience to prepare them for comprehensive medical care, especially as related to their future goals.
  • Be able to professionally present the results of clinical nutrition experience to the faculty and peers at the conclusion of their rotation.

Description of Rotation

A one to two week course tailored to the interests of the medical student. Emphasis is on:

  • precepted medical nutrition care at Family Medicine, or other clinical sites as prearranged;
  • in-patient nutrition care; and/or
  • clinical nutrition research or independent study; and/or
  • collaborative work to develop and integrate nutrition care of research with a medical preceptor.

The student may choose clinical experiences, independent study, or a combination of these choices. The student will consult with the preceptor to plan a specialized clinical nutrition rotation or research questions. Students will be encouraged to complete comprehensive medical nutrition assessments, utilize evidence-based medicine, perform medical nutrition therapy counseling, and/or participate in nutrition research.


Evidence-based practice guidelines will be provided for areas of student interest. Library time will be allowed as needed to translate current research into practice.

Evaluation Method

Quality of medical nutrition therapy assessments, research, and presentations. Ongoing evaluation of student performance by the preceptor and any site specific preceptors.


  • Honors: An exceptional performance which exceeds all course objectives
  • High Pass: A performance which exceeds most course objectives
  • Pass: A performance which meets the course objectives
  • Fail: A performance which does not meet the course objectives

Special Notes

Can be applied toward Scholarly Concentration in Nutrition.