Program Specifics - Dietetic Internship
UMMC Dietetic Internship Rotation Schedule
Interns usually work a forty-hour week, but hours may vary with rotation. A typical day is from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The UMMC Dietetic Internship is a full-time program.
- Orientation: First week of internship.
- Clinical Nutrition Focus Areas: Cardiac, Diabetes, Medicine, Renal and Liver Transplant, Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition Support, Oncology, GI Surgery, Pediatrics and Neonatal Intensive Care, Trauma and Ambulatory.
- Clinical Nutrition Focus runs 24 weeks, with additional 4 week staff relief experience.
- View a Sample Rotation Schedule.
- Clinical Management: One week rotation.
- Food Service: Experience is completed at UMMC and is four weeks in duration.
- Community/Rotation (3 weeks): Sites may include: WIC and school nutrition experiences, Food Supplement Nutrition Education program (for those eligible for or receiving food stamps), Joy Wellness Center, Head Start, Moveable Feast, working with a Registered Dietitian at a Grocery Store, and other wellness sites.
In addition, there will be opportunities to participate in hospital and community health fairs as well as the UMMC Farmers' Market.
- Elective: Focus on area of interest either outside of UMMC or within the program.
- Staff Relief: Interns choose area of interest for four weeks, with director's approval.
- Vacation: Three weeks total.
UMMC Dietetic Internship Approximate Annual Expenses
|Practice Liability Insurance (required)||
|Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Student Membership||$49|
*No financial aid is available at this time.
Dietetic Interns must meet all requirements of the UMMC Dietetic Internship Graduation Policy Agreement, including successful completion of rotations and compliance with project, attendance and behavioral standards.
Registration Eligibility Requirements
Upon completion of the dietetic internship program, a verification statement will be provided. The intern will then be eligible to take the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) entry-level registration exam for dietitians.
Several states have enacted laws which regulate the practice of dietetics. Should you plan to practice in these states it is important that you contact the state regulatory agency prior to obtaining employment or practicing dietetics. For a list of state regulatory agencies, please refer to CDR's Website: www.cdrnet.org/certifications/licensure/index.cfm.