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The mission of the UC San Diego Medical Center Dietetic Internship was created out of the institution’s mission to deliver outstanding patient care through commitment to the community, groundbreaking research and inspired teaching. The hospital’s core values of Quality, Caring, Integrity, Creativity and Teamwork were pivotal in creating the internship’s mission.
The mission of the UC San Diego Medical Center Dietetic Internship is to offer learning experiences that promote the highest level of dietetics practice. As part of an academic medical center, we strive to provide excellence in evidence-based nutrition practice, provide nutrition services that value compassionate patient care, and utilize emerging research to further innovative approaches to dietetics. We are committed to:
Program Goal 1: Prepare graduates who are competent for entry level practice as Registered Dietitians
Program Goal 2: The dietetic internship will graduate dietetic interns who will enhance the dietetic profession and show leadership in the field of dietetics.
Program Goal 3: The dietetic internship will provide a program whereby highly trained preceptors and staff facilitate a comprehensive and supportive learning environment for interns
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