Graduate Study and Classes
Dietetic Internship: Graduate Study and Classes Curriculum
In alignment with the program goals to encourage the development and preparation of strong leaders in dietetics and to encourage the achievement of an advanced degree by graduates, the UW Hospital and Clinics Dietetic Internship requires the completion of a graduate class taken for credit. This requirement is waived for interns who possess a Master's or Doctorate degree, as shown on official transcripts prior to the start date of the internship.
Graduate study will be through an online UW-Madison Nutritional Sciences 3 credit course. Class options will vary depending on time of enrollment, but would be one of the following: Critical Care and Nutrition Support, Advanced Clinical Nutrition, Advanced Nutrition Education and Counseling, or Clinical Nutrition Research. Tuition is to be paid by the intern at the time of enrollment to UW-Madison. The graduate tuition for a 3-credit course is anticipated at about $1,800-2,100 (resident).
The internship curriculum also requires that all interns attend core meetings which include journal clubs, guest speakers or clinical lectures. UW Health clinical nutritionists present on such topics as advanced note writing, enteral or parenteral nutrition care plans, understanding (and tasting) nutritional supplements, and motivational interviewing, for example. Additionally, hospital-based, administrative sessions may be required for organizational compliance. Interns are encouraged to attend seminars or grand rounds provided by professional staff or visiting professors.