The internship year is a time of substantial professional development in which the intern translates prior academic and clinical training into skills and confidence needed for professional practice.
Supervision is conducted from a developmental perspective that recognizes each intern’s unique strengths and interests and reaffirms the primacy of the intern’s individual growth as the core of FHSDIP’s mission.
FHSDIP embodies a practitioner-scholar model of training (VAIL Conference) that promotes clinical development via scholarly inquiry. This model emphasizes the importance of basing clinical work on the extant literature, which requires capability in accessing and understanding scientific articles and in translating this information into the appropriate clinical context.
Supervision provides opportunities for discussing the relationship between the literature and the interns’ work, and developing strategies for adapting the intern’s work to better reflect the best understanding of evidence-based practice.