Application Process

Application Deadline for the 2024 - 2025 Year

D&D Deadline and DICAS Deadline: 11:59 (Central Time) 2/15/24

UCSF Application Fee Postmark Date: 2/1/2024

We will accept 5 dietetic interns for the 2024 - 2025 year. The internship will occur from 8/5/2024 to 6/6/2024.

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

DICAS Portal:

The DICAS portal will be available October 4, 2023 for the Spring 2024 Match.
Please complete the on-line application by 11:59 p.m. Central Time on February 15, 2024.
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. 

2. Program specific requirements within DICAS: 

  • Personal statement (1000 words or less) that answers the following questions: 
    • Describe why you want to be a dietitian.
    • Describe the impact do you hope to have on the dietetics profession.  
    • Describe how your experiences demonstrate the qualities, skills, and values that you a make you a successful dietetic intern.  
  • Answer onesupplemental questions within DICAS: 
    • Tell us about one of your proudest professional or personal accomplishments. 

2. Sign up on D&D Digital to participate in computer matching.

The UCSF Dietetic Internship identification number is 312. Sign up via There is a $65 computer matching fee. 

Applicants must register online for computer matching and select dietetic internship priority choices by 11:59 p.m. central time on February 15, 2024. 

3. Submit $50 application fee. 

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, 2024. 

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 

4. Interviews for selected applicants. 

Panel interviews with top candidates will be held in March prior to the deadline for D&D on-line reordering. Applicants selected to be interviewed will be notified and given scheduling instructions for determining interview time.

Interviews will be conducted via Zoom; the panel will consist of a the DI Director, Director of Nutrition Services, and 3 - 4 current preceptors.