Dietetic Internship

Program Update

Please Note:

Due to multiple factors, we have decided to voluntarily close the Michigan Medicine Dietetic Internship program at the University of Michigan effective July 1, 2021.

Therefore, we will NOT be accepting or admitting any future students.

We wish every student much success as they pursue and apply to another dietetic internship program.

Program Overview

The Michigan Medicine Dietetic Internship at the University of Michigan is a post-baccalaureate, full-time, 10-month internship program that takes place from the end of September through June of each year, and consists of approximately 1,200 total hours. Our internship offers two areas of concentration, the Clinical Nutrition Concentration (with 8 internship positions available) and the Pediatric Clinical Nutrition Concentration (with 8 internship positions available). The mission of the Michigan Medicine Dietetic Internship at the University of Michigan is to prepare competent, entry-level dietitians for positions in clinical, food systems and community nutrition settings.

Internship program graduates successfully obtain a variety of positions in a wide range of locations. We conduct an annual survey of our past graduates and results of our most recent survey can be found here.

The internship provides knowledgeable and supportive staff who facilitate intern learning experiences in a progressive, quality-oriented setting. Upon successful completion, individuals will be eligible to take the national dietetic registration examination.

Note
Effective January 1, 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will require a minimum of a master's degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). In order to be approved for registration examination eligibility with a bachelor's degree, an individual must meet all eligibility requirements and be submitted into CDR's Registration Eligibility Processing System (REPS) before 12:00 midnight Central Time, December 31, 2023. For more information about this requirement visit CDR's website: https://www.cdrnet.org/graduatedegree. In addition, CDR requires that individuals complete coursework and supervised practice in program(s) accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Graduates who successfully complete the ACEND-accredited Dietetic Internship program at the Michigan Medicine at the University of Michigan are eligible to apply to take the CDR credentialing exam to become an RDN.

Goals

Objectives

We have established objectives to determine how well we meet our program goals. Our objectives are:

We monitor our achievement of these objectives and our outcome data is available upon request.

Curriculum

Curriculum competencies must be reached to successfully complete the program. The curriculum fosters technical expertise in the areas of:

Clinical Nutrition Concentration - 8 internship positions available

Pediatric Clinical Nutrition Concentration - 8 internship positions available

Internship affiliations include the WIC Program, worksite health promotion programs, long-term care facilities and outpatient counseling.

Interns have the opportunity to attend lectures by medical staff and visiting experts, and to attend the annual state dietetics meeting. Six weeks of professional staff experience culminate the internship program.

Sample Master Rotation Schedule illustrates the typical arrangement of rotations.

Clinical Nutrition Concentration Competencies

Pediatric Clinical Nutrition Concentration Competencies

Accreditation

The Michigan Medicine Dietetic Internship at the University of Michigan is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics:

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995
312-899-0040 ext. 5400
ACEND@eatright.org