Program Specifics

UMMC Dietetic Internship Rotation Schedule

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Interns usually work a forty-hour week but hours may vary with rotation.  A typical day is from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The UMMC Dietetic Internship is a full-time program.

Typical Schedule:

  • Orientation: First week of internship.
  • Clinical Nutrition Focus Areas: Cardiac, Diabetes, Renal Disease, Transplant, GI Disease, Neurology, Oncology, Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition Support, Medical and Surgical Intensive Care, Trauma, Pediatrics and Neonatal Intensive Care, and Ambulatory.  Clinical Nutrition Focus runs 23-24 weeks.

For more on a specific area:

  • Clinical Management: One week rotation.
  • Foodservice: Experience is completed at UMMC and is five weeks in duration.
  • Community/Rotation: Rotation will vary, but sites may include: WIC and school nutrition experiences, Food Supplement Nutrition Education program (for those eligible for or receiving food stamps), B'More Healthy program, working with a Registered Dietitian at a Grocery Store, and wellness sites. In addition, there will be opportunities to participate in hospital and community health fairs as well as the UMMC Farmers' Market.
  • Typical Schedule: Clinical Nutrition focus runs 23-24 weeks, in addition to a four week clinical elective
  • Elective: Focus on area of interest either outside of UMMC or within the program.
  • Staff Relief: Interns choose area of interest for four weeks.
  • Vacation: Three weeks total.

Click here for a sample annual rotation schedule

UMMC Dietetic Internship Approximate Annual Expenses

Tuition $5,000.00
Practice Liability Insurance (required)


ADA Student Membership $49.00
White Lab Jacket $25.00
Parking Free

Dietetic Interns must meet all requirements of the UMMC Dietetic Internship Graduation Policy Agreement, including successful completion of rotations and compliance with project, attendance and behavioral standards.

Registration Eligibility Requirements

Upon completion of the dietetic internship program, a verification statement will be provided. The intern will then be eligible to take the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) entry-level registration exam for dietitians.

State Licensure

Several states have enacted laws which regulate the practice of dietetics. Should you plan to practice in these states it is important that you contact the state regulatory agency prior to obtaining employment or practicing dietetics. For a list of state regulatory agencies, please refer to CDR's Website; (