Application Information

How to apply to the UCSF Medical Center Dietetic Internship:  


1. Submit an online application through the online Dietetics Inclusive Centralized Application System (DICAS):

More information about DICAS

The DICAS portal will be available October 4, 2022 for the Spring 2023 Match.
Please complete the on-line application by 11:59 p.m. Central Time on February 15, 2023.
The fee to use DICAS is $50 for the first DI program application and $25 for each additional DI program application.

  1. Complete the standard program application which includes:
  • Applicant information: Contact, personal, and background information
  • Educational information: Colleges attended, coursework; DPD contact information and verification statement; official transcripts
  • Additional information, including work/volunteer experience, awards, licenses, and your resume.
  • Enter the names and contact information for three references (can be any person of your choosing).

2. Program specific requirements within DICAS: 

  • Personal statement (1000 words or less) that answers the following questions: 
    • Why do you want to enter the dietetics profession?
    • What are your short-term and long-term goals?
    • Discuss experiences that have helped to prepare you for your career,
    • What are your strengths and weaknesses or areas needing improvement?
    • What other information do you consider important for the selection decision?
  • Answer two supplemental questions within DICAS: 
    • How would completing the UCSF Medical Center dietetic internship help you meet your specific career goals?
    • Describe a time when you had to work with someone who was difficult to get along with. How/why was this person difficult? How did you handle it?

2. Sign up on D&D Digital to participate in computer matching. The UCSF Dietetic Internship identification number is 312. Sign up via

More information about D&D 

Applicants must also register online for computer matching and select dietetic internship priority choices by 11:59 p.m. Central Time on February 15, 2023.
There is a $55 computer matching fee. 

3. Send a $50 application fee as a check or money order payable to UC Regents. We are not able to accept other forms of payment. This fee is non-refundable. 

Please mail your payment to the address below. Checks must be postmarked by February 1, 2023. 

Liz Sullivan, MS, RD, CSNC
Director, UCSF Medical Center Dietetic Internship 
UCSF Medical Center 
505 Parnassus Avenue, M-294, Box 0212 
San Francisco, CA 94143-0212 


Interviews with top candidates will be held prior to the deadline for D&D on-line reordering. Applicants selected to be interviewed will be notified and given instructions for determining interview time. Interviews will be conducted via phone or video conference. Please ensure that your email address and phone number in DICAS are accurate in the event that we need to contact you to determine and interview time.