Nutrition Therapy, Management, Nutrition Counseling and Education
Open to all nationalities
13 Feb 2016
Work permit : Required
UCSF Medical Center offers a 52-week dietetic internship with a Nutrition Therapy emphasis in a dynamic teaching medical center environment. The internship includes experiences under the supervision of Registered Dietitians in clinical nutrition, management, and nutrition counselling and education. On satisfactory completion of the year, interns are eligible for active membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and to take the Registration Examination for Dietitians.
UCSF Dietetic Interns receive the following benefits:
Annual stipend of $16,640 (subject to change).
There are no tuition fees for our internship program.
Meal allowance at Moffitt Cafeteria when on duty.
Health insurance, medical care and dental care are provided by UCSF Student Health Services and Counseling Services.
Grades: Applicants must have a minimum DPD GPA of 3.0. There is no minimum GPA requirement for your overall GPA. We give particular attention to your GPA for science and upper division nutrition courses. Experience has shown that good grades in these areas are important because the major strength of our program is nutrition therapy.
Recency of Courses: Academic coursework must be completed within three years of the entrance date to the internship.
Level of Courses: Did you take academically rigorous courses when you were eligible to do so?
Courses Beyond the DPD Minimum Requirements: Did you take additional courses over the minimum required in nutrition, sciences, mathematics, communications or other subjects?
Electives: When you had the time, were electives taken in other areas to provide a well-rounded education? We are aware that most dietetics programs have limited time for electives.
Graduate Record Examination Scores: The GRE is required for application to the UCSF Medical Center Dietetic Internship. The GRE must have been completed within the last five years, as applicants must arrange with the GRE testing service to have an official score report sent to UCSF directly (the GRE testing service only keeps scores on record for five years). Note that the GRE is waived for applicants who completed a graduate degree before the start date of the internship from a graduate school program that did not require the GRE for admission. There is no required minimum GRE score to apply to the UCSF DI program.
Do you have any work experience? Is it in a food-related field? Is it in hospital food and/or nutrition services? We look for work demonstrating the ability to work with others, leadership and dependability. Work experience related to dietetics is a plus, but is not required.
Have you been involved in any activities that indicate an ability to relate to others, provide leadership, work cooperatively, etc.?
College and Work References
We are looking for leadership, scholarship, ability to work in undirected situations, ability to meet deadlines, application of academic knowledge, ability to work with others, and communication skills. We require a total of three references.
The UCSF Medical Center Dietetic Internship is committed to providing training to qualified students from a wide range of cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, handicap, or age in any of our policies, procedures, or practices; nor do we discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation.
Internship Duration: The Dietetic Internship at UCSF Medical Center is a 52-week program with a Nutrition Therapy concentration.