The UW Hospital and Clinics' Dietetic Internship Program offers qualified college graduates, or graduate students the opportunity to participate in a post-baccalaureate pre-professional 48-week, full-time supervised practice curriculum that develops entry-level competencies in medical nutrition therapy, food systems administration and community nutrition. The medical nutrition therapy emphasis allows for specialized learning experiences within complex medical conditions and nutritional needs.
The internship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). ACEND is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the United States Department of Education (USDE). Upon successful completion of the program, graduates receive a Certificate of Completion and a Verification Statement of Dietetic Internship Completion, and are then eligible to take the Registration exam administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
Phone: (312) 899-0040, ext. 5400
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