Supervised Practice and Classroom Hours

UCSF Health Dietetic Internship Supervised Practice Hours

The UCSF Medical Center Dietetic Internship does not grant credit or waive supervised practice hours based upon prior work experience, volunteer experience, or other learning experiences.   

Type of Experience / Rotation Minimum Supervised 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 relief
  • Classroom hours include classes and case study discussions
648-684 60
Advanced Clinical Nutrition    
Pediatrics  144-160 40
Adult Critical Care  128-144 8
Management 232-256 8
Patient food services, production, cafeteria, human resources and project in food services and clinical management    
Diabetes Ambulatory Care  32-40 0
Off-site community food/nutrition program  72-80 0
Elective Experience (varies)    

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

80-104 0
Other Intern Classes/Activities    
  • Clinical case study presentation
  • Legislation and policy
  • Professional development and career planning
  • Inclusion, diversity, equity, and access
0 20
Total Hours of Practice/Classes to Complete Internship 1412 176

Updated 9.2023