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Program Schedule

The UMMC Dietetic Internship is a full-time internship 40 weeks in duration, including 3 weeks of vacation. Interns typically work a forty-hour week, hours vary with rotation.

Registration Eligibility Requirements

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.

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.

State Licensure

Several states have enacted laws which regulate the practice of dietetics. Dietitian-Nutritionists and Nutritionists are required to be licensed in the state of Maryland. For more information on Maryland licensure, visit the Maryland Department of Health. For a list of state regulatory agencies, please refer to the CDR's website.

Annual Expenses

Tuition $8,000
Housing $9,000
Practice Liability Insurance $25 - 50
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic Student Membership $60
Parking Free
Scrubs $100 - 200

The UMMC Dietetic Internship does not meet the US Department of Education requirements for student financial aid. Scholarships are available through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, as well as state and local associations and certain member interest groups.

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