Application Process

The UMHHC Dietetic Internship participates in the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System (DICAS), which requires an application through the centralized application portal. More information can be found at the DICAS website portal.dicas.org. Please follow the DICAS guidelines for submitting your application, which must be received by DICAS no later than 11:59 p.m. CST on February 15, 2017.

The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) has approved two areas of concentration: clinical nutrition (8 positions) and pediatric clinical nutrition (8 positions). Applicants may apply to one or both concentrations; applicants are reminded to enter the accompanying code(s) for the desired concentration(s). Applicants applying for both concentrations have the option of a) writing one personal statement for both concentrations, or b) writing a personal statement for each concentration, placing the second personal statement in the supplemental materials section.

The personal statement must follow DICAS guidelines and should address the following:

  • Your short and long term goals and how they developed. Include specific experiences, responsibilities, special interests and/or significant people who helped shape your goals as well the steps taken to attain goals.
  • Specific strengths you have to offer to both the internship program and the profession of dietetics. Also discuss skills you need to improve/develop in order to become a competent practitioner.
  • Reasons for applying to the University of Michigan Hospital and Health Centers and your expectations from the internship.

A non-refundable application fee of $75 for each concentration is required to apply to the UMHHC Dietetic Internship program. One check for a total of $150 can be sent if applying to both concentrations.

(Application payment for the Class of 2018 is not available at this time.)

Note: GRE scores are not necessary for the UMHHC Dietetic Internship Program.