• Summary:
    The Coordinated Dietetic Internship/Master’s Degree Program is 16 months. The first 11 months are devoted to completing the accredited Dietetic Internship Program and 14 hours of graduate school coursework.

    UH CMC Dietetic Internship Program Calendar 2011-2012

  • The Coordinated Dietetic Internship ONE-Track Option . .
    . . provides a minimum of 1,587 hours of full-time scheduled supervised practice experience within a 49-week period.  The program has an annual enrollment of 5 full-time interns.

    Please NOTE _ The program accepts ONLY FULL-TIME students.

    The students are scheduled at the hospital 4 days each week (Tuesday through Friday) both in the Fall and in the Spring terms.

    CWRU classes are held on Mondays.  And in addition to Mondays, the Spring semester also has a couple of evening classes.

    During the Summer months (May-August), the students are scheduled in the hospital Monday through Friday. At the end of the 49 weeks, the students complete the Dietetic Internship portion of the CDI/CDP. They are provided with a verification statement which will qualify them to take the registration examination for dietitians.

  • During the first academic year (August - May) . .
    . . the interns take a total of 14 credit hours at CWRU (7 credits hours each semester).  In the FINAL semester of the graduate program, students enroll for at least 13 (graduate) credit hours. In order to complete the university’s requirements for the Master’s degree, the students must take a written comprehensive examination.  It is a winning combination for the graduate to have a Master’s Degree and Registered Dietitian credentials at the end of the 16-month program since it provides a competitive edge when entering the job market for the first time.

  • The program is currently granted continued Accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), formerly known as the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) which serves as the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' accrediting agency for education programs, such as ours.

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
Telephone: (312) 899-0040  or  (800) 877-1600

Each intern will receive a STIPEND of $13,000 (before taxes) over the course of the Supervised Practice Experience. The stipend is processed through the hospital’s payroll system and a portion of it is received every two weeks via direct deposit.  In addition to the stipend, each student receives a dollar amount for cafeteria meals during the Supervised Practice Experience.

As a UHCMC Dietetic Intern, you will complete an application of employment for UHCMC. Dietetic Interns are required to follow the hospital’s policies and procedures for employment. Dietetic Interns are hired into the system as a Temporary Full-Time Employee.  A representative from Human Resources will:

1.  Contact the intern/student to set-up an appointment with Corporate Health for
    (a) Physical including TB shots and urine sample.

2.  Contact the intern to set-up an appointment for fingerprinting. (a background check iscompleted for all employees.

3.  Conduct reference checks.

4.  Send the intern/student a formal letter both confirming their position and providing information on the hospital’s orientation.

The Program allows five personal days in addition to six holidays.

UH CMC Dietetic Internship Program has a high passing rate for interns who have taken the Registered Dietitian Examination for the first time.