Dietetic Internship Program Schedule
The official start date of the UC Davis Medical Center Dietetic Internship Program is the final Monday in August each year. The first week of the program is an Orientation Week.
After approximately one week of both general orientation and clinical classes, all interns begin with clinical nutrition. Following completion of the clinical nutrition core experiences, interns begin experiences in advanced clinical nutrition, management, ambulatory and community nutrition. The sequence of each interns schedule is different, but all interns will complete the following experiences.
* Dietetic Internship credit is not given for prior work experience.
Clinical Nutrition Core
Dietetic Interns will spend 11 or more weeks in clinical nutrition core rotations. Experiences may include some of the following areas:
|General Medicine||Ear, Nose and Throat|
Critical Care Nutrition
Dietetic Interns will spend 4 or more weeks in critical care nutrition rotations. Experiences may include some of the following intensive care units:
Dietetic Interns will spend 4 or more weeks in pediatric nutrition rotations. Experiences may include some of the following areas:
|Pediatric Unit||Neonatal Intensive Care Unit|
|Pediatric Intensive Care Unit||Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit|
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|
|Sports Nutrition||Adult/Pediatric Endocrine|
|Renal Clinic||High Risk Obstetrics|
|Primary Care Networks||Wound Clinic|
|General Medicine||Cancer Center|
Dietetic Interns will spend 4 weeks in community settings. Experiences may include some of the following areas:
|Living Fit Forever||Supplemental Program for Women Infants, and Children (WIC)|
|Food Bank||Meals on Wheels|
Food Service Management
Dietetic Interns will spend 6 weeks in food service management rotations. Experiences may include:
|Menu Creation||Cost and Revenue|
|Food Production||Taste testing|
|Quality Improvement||Food Costing|
Interns can spend two weeks completing electives. Experiences may include some of the following areas:
|Adult Specialty Clinics||Pediatric Inpatient Specialty|
|Pediatric Specialty Clinics||Long Term Care|
|Adult Inpatient Specialty|
Dietetic Interns can spend 5 weeks throughout the program year in staff relief. Dietetic interns are usually assigned staff relief in inpatient clinical nutrition.
Classroom time accompanies supervised practice. Interns spend approximately 180 hours in didactic class time throughout the year.
Dietetic Interns receive at least one week of vacation each year. Time off varies between dietetic interns based on rotation schedule.