Experienced Clinical Staff

Work with an experienced, seasoned staff, most with over 7 years of field experience and advanced certifications in nutrition practice.  Obtain exposure to a variety of clinical arenas to challenge you and improve your skills. Prepare yourself to be an entry-level dietitian.

Small Class Size

group sitting at a tableGet the personal attention you need for growth and development of actual work practices, ethics, poise, and communication skills. Only two interns per rotation allow optimal time for teaching and learning.

Teaching Hospital

Be part of an environment that caters to students.

Multiple opportunities exist for exploration of clinical, ambulatory and management activities. Watch procedures and surgeries, attend lectures and demonstrations, and take part in events: you become part of our team.

Progressive Learning Environment

See research in action by observing the transfer of knowledge into clinical practice. Connect the pieces to form the bigger picture.

Wide Variety of Patient Populations

group standing behind the University of Maryland Medical Center Clinical Nutrition table at an outdoor eventExperience a wide variety of patient populations-pediatrics to geriatrics, acute to chronic disease, ambulatory to intensive care-and affect change at multiple stages throughout the illness or healing process. Work directly with patients, their families and the entire health care team.

Most ICU beds of any Hospital in Maryland

Develop your clinical skills while practicing in multiple ICUs. UMMC has surgical, medical, cardiac surgery, neurocare, cardiology, multiple trauma, neurotrauma, pediatric and neonatal intensive care units.

Access to Academic Library

All interns and staff at the UMMC have electronic access to the library and multiple search engines.