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To be admitted to The Medical City Healthcare Dietetic Internship Program applicants must have:


  1. Successful completion of a Didactic Program in Dietetics accredited by ACEND and provide a Verification Statement.

  2. Degree Option: A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required by the start date of the internship program. Intern must provide proof of enrollment in a graduate program prior to beginning the program. Non-degree Option: A minimum of a Master's degree is required by the start date of the internship program.

  3. Overall grade point average of 3.2 or better on a 4.0 scale and must have at least a 3.2 in DPD coursework and at least a 3.1 in science coursework.

  4. Nutrition, Food Service, or Supervisory work experience required beyond DPD Program requirements. Other work experience is helpful.

  5. At least (3) Letters of Recommendation from individuals who can speak to your knowledge, skills, abilities, and work ethic.

    1. - (2) from a major Food & Nutrition Professor

    2. - (1) Professional Reference from Nutrition or Food Service related internship or work experience

  6. Official Transcripts from all colleges and/or universities that you have attended.

  7. Submit a $75 non-refundable application fee. The application fee should be sent to HealthTrust Food and Nutrition Services, 1151 Enterprise Drive, Suite 100, Coppell, TX 75019. Please ensure your name is included with the payment. Checks should be addressed to Medical City Healthcare, ATTN Terry Brown, and sent with a completed supplemental application.

  8. The finalist must complete a formal face-to-face interview.

  9. Health insurance is required of all students. Students must acquire insurance on their own.

  10. Proof of automobile liability insurance for travel is required of all students.

  11. Proof of professional liability insurance is required of all students.

  12. Final acceptance is contingent upon successful completion of Medical City Hospital physical, drug screen, and background check.

Admission Requirements 

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