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Clinical Areas of Study


• Weight management                       • Adults

• Obesity                                               • Geriatrics

• Diabetes                                             • Acute care

• Cancer                                                • Critical care

• Cardiovascular, Gastrointestinal    • Renal diseases

• Infants                                                • Long-term care

• Children                                             • Outpatient

• Adolescents                                      • Wellness program

• Pregnancy / lactation                      • Public / community health

  • Concentration: Nutrition and Leadership

  • Length: 10 months of full-time study

    •   5 weeks of orientation on didactic information prior to beginning rotations

    • 14 weeks in foodservice management

    • 12 weeks in clinical (including 1 week in pediatrics and 1 week in Neonatal ICU)

    • 6 weeks in community (including 2 weeks in a selected experience of the intern's choice)

  • Total supervised hours: 1280

*does not include orientation hours*

  • Number of DI Interns Accepted: 10

  • Number of ISPP Interns Accepted: up to 15



Medical City Healthcare Dietetic Internship

Program Handbook

About The Dietetic Internship Program

Accreditation Status

The Medical City Healthcare Dietetic Internship Program is currently granted full accreditation status by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics  (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL (telephone #: 800-877-1600, extension 5400). The internship provides a minimum of 1200 hours of supervised experience as required by ACEND. The MCDH Dietetic Internship does not offer exemptions for prior learning and professional experiences. 

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