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Dietetic Internship

Program Overview

 

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.

 
Mission
 

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.

 
Goals
  • 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

Outcomes (2012)

  • 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

Internship Calendar

 

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 8 hour days of supervised practice from Tuesday through Friday.

 

Week Semester Hours/week Rotation
1 Fall 32 Orientation
2 Fall 32 Clinical Skills
3 Fall 32 MNT 1
4 Fall 32 MNT 1
5 Fall 32 MNT 1
6 Fall 32 MNT 1
7 Fall 32 MNT 2 Surgery
8 Fall 32 MNT 2 Surgery
9 Fall 32 MNT Pediatrics
10 Fall 32 MNT Pediatrics
11 Fall 32 MNT Pediatrics
12 Fall 32 MNT Critical Care
13 Fall 32 MNT Critical Care
14 Fall 32 MNT 2 Transplant
15 Fall 32 MNT 2 Transplant
16 Fall 32 MNT 2 Transplant
17 Fall 32 MNT 2 Transplant
18 Fall 32 MNT Management
19 Fall 32 MNT Extended Care
20 Fall 32 MNT Extended Care
      Break
      Break
21 Spring 32 Food Systems
22 Spring 32 Food Systems
23 Spring 32 Food Systems
24 Spring 32 Food Systems
25 Spring 32 Food Systems
26 Spring 32 Food Systems
27 Spring 32 School Nutrition
28 Spring 32 School Nutrition
29 Spring 32 Public Health
30 Spring 32 Public Health
31 Spring 32 Public Health
32 Spring 32 Public Health
33 Spring 32 MNT Outpatient DM
34 Spring 32 MNT Outpatient DM
35 Spring 32 MNT Research
36 Spring 32 MNT Outpatient: FC
37 Spring 32 MNT Outpatient: FC
38 Spring 32 MNT Renal
39 Spring 32 MNT Renal

 

Program Expenses

  • UWHC Dietetic Internship Supplemental Application Fee $45.
  • 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 may vary based on residency status. Tuition and fee information for the University of Wisconsin–Madison is available on the Registrar's website. Please note that tuition and fees for the Capstone Certificate in Clinical Nutrition are charged at the graduate level and that you must select "graduate" and not "Capstone Certificate" under the "Student Career" toggle.
  • 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 internship start. Students are eligible for student health insurance at UW-Madison at cost.
  • 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.