UCSF Medical Center offers a 52-week dietetic internship with a Nutrition Therapy emphasis in a dynamic teaching medical center environment. The internship includes experiences under the supervision of Registered Dietitians in clinical nutrition, management, and nutrition counseling and education. Admission to the internship requires completion of a minimum of a bachelors degree and completion of a didactic program in dietetics. Upon satisfactory completion of the year, interns are eligible for active membership in the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics and to take the Registration Examination for Dietitian Nutritionists. More detailed information is available from the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR); please click here to access the CDR website.
Over 850 Registered Dietitians have completed our dietetic internship program since it began in 1934. Our graduates are employed as clinical and outpatient dietitians, managers in clinical nutrition and food service, and in non-traditional jobs.
The Dietetic Internship at UCSF Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics.
The Dietetic Internship at UCSF Medical Center is currently granted accreditation status by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. ACEND is a specialized accrediting body recognized by Commission on Recognition of Post Secondary Education and the United States Department of Education. The address of ACEND is 120 South Riverside Plaza Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995. The phone number of ACEND is (800) 877-1600 ext 5400. To view the ACEND webpage please click here.
UCSF Supplemental Application Postmark Date: 2/15/2020
D&D Deadline and DICAS Deadline: 11:59 (Central Time) 2/15/20
2020-2021 Internship Start Date: July 27, 2020
Interns will have the opportunity to complete rotations at our campuses at Parnassus Heights, Mission Bay and Mount Zion.
We will accept 10 dietetic interns for the 2020-21 year.
The internship will be 52 weeks.
a. Required competency level: all required learning experiences must be completed at an acceptable competency level in order to receive a Verification Statement documenting completion of the dietetic internship and establishing eligibilibity to sit for the CDR credentialing examination for registered dietitian nutritionists.
b. Evaluation forms: evaluations from all practice learning experiences and applicable didactic learning experiences must be completed and turned in for the Intern to receive a Verification statement.
c. Minimum supervised practice hours: a minimum of 1600 supervised practice hours must be completed.
d. Maximum time allowed: Interns must complete the Internship within two years from the start date of the program year the Intern was accepted for admission.