Dietetic Internship Rotations
The official start date of the UC Davis Medical Center Dietetic Internship Program is the final Monday in August each year. This first week of the program is called Orientation Week.
During Orientation Week, dietetic interns are introduced to the UC Davis Medical Center campus, program preceptors, and fellow dietetic interns. The primary purpose of Orientation Week is to educate dietetic interns about program expectations, and policies, and procedures.
Dietetic Interns can expect to receive preliminary individual rotation schedules for the first half of the year during the final afternoon session of Orientation Week.
Dietetic Interns will spend 15 or more weeks in inpatient clinical nutrition rotations. Experiences may include some of the following areas:
|General Medicine||Ear, Nose and Throat|
|Adult/Pediatric Critical Care||General Pediatrics|
Ambulatory and Community Nutrition
Dietetic Interns will spend 10 or more weeks in outpatient settings. Experiences may include some of the following areas:
|Renal Transplant||Bariatric Surgery|
|Internal Medicine||Adult Cystic Fibrosis|
|Pediatric Nephrology||Adult/Pediatric Endocrine|
|Wellness||High Risk Obstetrics|
|Long Term Care||Supplemental Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)|
Food Service Management
Dietetic Interns will spend 6 or more weeks in food service management rotations. Experiences may include some of the following areas:
|Diet Office/Diet Kitchen||Retail/Cafeteria|
Dietetic Interns can spend 6 weeks throughout the program year in staff relief. Areas in which dietetic interns are assigned include clinical nutrition, ambulatory nutrition and/or food service management.
Dietetic Interns receive one week of vacation at the end of December each year. Time off varies between dietetic interns as each will be assigned to work one of the following holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year's.