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American Family Children's Hospital

Graduate Study and Classes

Dietetic Internship Curriculum:
Graduate Study and Classes
Each dietetic intern is required to take a one credit graduate level course in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Wisconsin. This requirement is waived for interns who possess a Master's degree. A significant research project will be substituted for these interns.

The internship curriculum also requires that interns attend administrative and clinical classes. Clinical topics, presented by UW Hospital and Clinics clinical nutritionists and interns, include nutrition assessment, diet writing, tube feeding, total nutrient admixture and many nutrition-related issues. Interns also complete a quality improvement/research project.
Contemporary management issues such as Joint Commission guidelines, problem solving, budgeting, marketing and time management are reviewed. Interns also have the option of attending a multitude of seminars presented by other professional staff. Often, nationally-recognized physicians present current research in their specialty. In order to understand the objectives and concerns of the hospital, the interns attend department manager briefings.