Supervised Practice Hours/Program Rotations
The Dietetic Internship Program at University Hospitals provides a minimum of 1,587 hours of full-time scheduled supervised practice experience within a 49-week period. In order to progress throughout the planned rotations and receive the Dietetic Internship Verification Statement indicating program completion, each rotation must be completed with a final evaluation score of 2.5 or higher.
|Food Production/Purchasing||3 weeks|
|Pt. Meal Service||3 weeks|
|Oncology (Inpatient, Outpatient)||4 weeks|
|Renal (Inpatient, Outpatient)||3 weeks|
|Adult Critical Care||3 weeks|
|Women’s Hospital||1 week|
|Hanna House Skilled Nursing Center||1 week|
|VA Hospital (Varied Experience)||1 week|
|Special Immunology Unit||1 week|
|Adult Ambulatory (Bariatrics, Sports Medicine, Transplant)||3 – 5 weeks|
|Pediatric General||3 weeks|
|Pediatric Critical Care||3 weeks|
|Pediatric Ambulatory (Endocrinology, Genetics, Sports Medicine)||2 weeks|
|Staff Relief||4 weeks|
Graduate Coursework/Master’s Degree
A total of 15 graduate credits will be completed at Case Western Reserve University during the UH Dietetic Internship Program. In order to receive the Dietetic Internship Verification Statement indicating program completion, each required course (indicated below with asterisks) must be completed with a grade of “B” or higher.
The remaining credits to complete the Master’s Degree are completed during the fall semester after the dietetic intern has completed the dietetic internship program and received the Dietetic Internship Verification Statement.
|NTRN 516 Seminar in Dietetics*||4 credits|
|NTRN 561 Investigative Methods in Nutrition*||4 credits|
|NTRN 517 Seminar in Dietetics*||4 credits|
|NTRN 562 Research Practicum*||3 credits|
|Electives: Any NTRN 400, 500, or 600 level courses and/or graduate course in basic science or social science.||15 credits|
|TOTAL to complete CWRU Masters||30 credits|
* Coursework is required for the UHCMC Dietetic Internship Program
For most up to date information visit: https://case.edu/medicine/nutrition/
Overview of Combined Dietetic Internship/Master’s Degree Program
The first 11 months are devoted to completing the accredited Dietetic Internship Program and 18 hours of graduate school coursework. Once the dietetic internship program is completed and Dietetic Internship Verification Statement is received in July, the intern will then become eligible to take the RDN Exam. Typically all dietetic interns take the exam prior to the final semester at Case Western Reserve University.
The remaining graduate school requirements are completed during the final semester at Case Western Reserve University.
|Dietetic Internship Program Calendar 2020 – 2021|
|August 6, 2020||Orientation Week at UHCMC|
|August 20, 2020||CDI Orientation at CWRU|
|August 21, 2020||Begin supervised practice|
|August 27, 2020||Classes begin at CWRU|
|September 3, 2020||Labor Day holiday|
|October 22, 2020||FNCE/Fall break|
|November 22-23, 2020||Thanksgiving holiday|
|December 17, 2020 – January 1, 2021||Winter break|
|January 2, 2021||Begin supervised practice|
|January 7, 2021||Pediatric Lectures at UHCMC|
|January 14, 2021||Classes begin at CWRU|
|January 21, 2021||Lectures at UHCMC|
|March 12, 2021||CWRU Spring Break (UH NNM week)|
|May 27, 2021||Memorial Day holiday|
|July 4, 2021||Independence Day holiday|
|July 12, 2021||Completion of supervised practice|
Requirements for Program Completion
- All UHCMC dietetic interns are expected to comply with the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Evaluation of professional development occurs throughout the program in every rotation.
- A variety of experiences are planned to enable the dietetic intern to attain the core knowledge and competence for entry level dietitians as outlined in the Standards of Education. The planned activities for each rotation, professional development days and special projects are minimum requirements for every intern.
- In order to progress throughout the planned rotations and complete the dietetic internship program, each rotation must be completed with a final evaluation score of 2.5 or higher.
- Each CWRU graduate course required for the dietetic internship must be completed with a grade of “B” or higher.
Upon successful completion of the dietetic internship, the graduate intern will receive the Dietetic Internship (DI) Verification Statement which enables them to establish eligibility to take the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) exam.