Summary of Supervised Practice and Classroom Hours

UCSF Medical Center Dietetic Internship

Type of Experience / Rotation Practice Hours Classroom Hours
Orientation 0 40
Clinical Nutrition Core – Adult Inpatient    

May include: Obstetrics, solid organ transplant (heart, lung, kidney, liver, pancreas), malignant hematology, cardiology, neuroscience, neurospine, general medicine, psychiatry, surgery (GI, surgical oncology, head and neck, gyn oc, plastics, bariatric, thyroid).  

  • Includes staff assistance and staff relief time
  • Classroom hours include classes and case study disucssions
720 54
Advanced Clinical Nutrition    
Introduction to Pediatrics 0 40
Pediatrics clinical experience 120 0
Critical care clinical experience 112 8
Management 264 16
Patient food services, production, cafeteria, human resources and project in food services and clinical management    
Nutrition Counseling and Education    
Diabetes Ambulatory Care  32 8
Off-site community food/nutrition program of intern’s choice 80 0
Elective Experience (varies)    

Inpatient or outpatient adult or pediatric specialties
Other offsite experiences (as scheduling allows)

200 0
Other Intern Classes/Activities    
  • Clinical case study presentation
  • Legislation and policy
  • Research
  • Professional development and career planning
  • Inclusion, diversity, equity, and access
0 20
Total Hours of Practice/Classes 1528 186 

Updated 2.2.2022