Collections > Scholarly Posters and Presentations > An Assessment of the Impact of the Mary Rose Tully Training Initiative (MRTTI) Upon Alumnae Satisfaction and Career Development

Background: The Mary Rose Tully Training Initiative (MRTTI) is an International Board Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE)-approved Pathway 2 clinical training program in breastfeeding and lactation. MRTTI is a part of the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute (CGBI), and the program boasts a 100% pass rate on the international Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) exam. Prior to this assessment, MRTTI had not assessed alumnae satisfaction or career outcomes.Purpose: To ascertain the effectiveness of the MRTTI in improving graduates’ career prospects.Methods: A 35-question mixed methods Qualtrics survey was created and disseminated among MRTTI alumnae in March 2014. Geographic information systems (GIS) methods were used to map the distribution of MRTTI alumnae across North Carolina in comparison to the distribution of IBCLCs and MRTTI training sites.GIS data sources:MRTTI alumnae location from Qualtrics survey, 2014IBCLC numbers by NC zip code from IBLCE, 2013MRTTI Clinical Site Information from Director of Training Program, 2014