The University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Dietetic Internship Program offers qualified college graduates a supervised practice curriculum that develops entry-level competencies in medical nutrition therapy, community nutrition and food systems administration within an academic medical center providing tertiary care. The medical nutrition therapy emphasis creates specialized learning experiences within complex medical conditions regarding nutritional needs.
To deliver a quality contemporary education for current and future generations of registered dietitians reflecting service, scholarship, science and social responsibility. Dietetic interns will develop the skills to provide the best possible patient care and support the health and wellness of individuals and populations, an understanding of research to promote evidenced-based practice and a commitment to professionalism and social responsibility.
- To prepare entry level dietitians for a variety of positions in dietetics
- To prepare entry level dietitians that meet the nutrition therapy competencies
- To encourage the development and preparation of strong leaders in dietetics
- To encourage the achievement of an advanced degree by graduates
- To prepare professionals with a commitment to social responsibility
- Program completion rate: 100 percent
- Passage rate on RD examination: 96 percent
- Graduates employed or pursuing graduate studies in past 24 months: 85.7 percent
- Graduates to attend graduate school in past 24 months: 21.4 percent
- Participation in social responsibility and professional organizations in past 12 months: 40-80 percent, respectively
- Students achieve satisfactory rating on all entry-level competencies: 100 percent
- Students achieve satisfactory rating on all medical nutrition therapy competencies: 100 percent
The UWHC Dietetic Internship Program will NOT be participating in DICAS or Computer Matching in Spring OR Fall 2014. The UWHC Dietetic Internship will be participating in DICAS and D&D Digital Computer Matching in Spring 2015 and coordinated with the UW-Madison’s Capstone Certificate in Clinical Nutrition-Dietetic Internship.
The UWHC Dietetic Internship is coordinated into NS 670 Nutrition and Dietetics Practicum I (3 credits) and NS 671 Nutrition and Dietetics Practicum II (3 credits). Twelve interns are selected to the UW-Madison Capstone Certificate in Clinical Nutrition-Dietetic Internship. A tentative schedule is as follows with eight-hour days of supervised practice from Tuesday through Friday.
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- UW-Madison tuition for a total of 18 credits for the Capstone Certificate in Clinical Nutrition-Dietetic Internship. The UWHC Dietetic Internship is coordinated into NS 670 Nutrition and Dietetics Practicum I (3 credits) and NS 671 Nutrition and Dietetics Practicum II (3 credits). Tuition remission will be available to out of state residents summer 2015. Tuition fees, beginning Fall 2015, are set at $800 per credit regardless of residency status. Therefore, the total cost per semester is about $4,800 or $14,400 for the graduate Capstone Certificate-Dietetic Internship. Interns are not responsible for paying segregated fees during the dietetic internship, however, will forfeit the benefits associated with paying segregated fees.
- Housing costs. See Housing FAQs
- Transportation: You will be able to receive a free Metro bus pass. Parking is limited on campus and requires application and payment. Some rotations are off-site and will require transportation outside of the Madison Metro service area. These distances are within a 45 minute drive. Costs of transportation will vary by student choice.
- Interns are responsible for the cost of their own food.
- Interns are responsible for securing their own health insurance. Proof of health insurance is required prior to the start of the internship. Tuition costs for the program do not include segregated fees. Therefore, access to university health services or healthcare access to UW Hospital and Clinics is not provided. Interns are responsible for locating access to affordable healthcare based on their current insurance plan.
- Financial aid is available as a UW-Madison student. Office of Student Financial Aid
- Miscellaneous: Registration, travel, housing or eating expenses for attendance at professional meetings
- Interns may apply as nutrition students for the UWHC Clinical Nutrition Services for work on weekends as long as hours worked do not interrupt rotation hours.
- Intern sick days within supervised practice must be made up on Mondays.