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UC San Diego Medical Center offers a 50-week dietetic internship with a Nutrition Therapy concentration in a progressive academic medical center environment. The medical center, located in San Diego, is a large tertiary care hospital that provides the highest level of specialty care in the region. Under the supervision of Registered Dietitians, dietetic interns will rotate through experiences in:
Upon satisfactory completion of the internship, dietetic interns are eligible for active membership in the
Academy of Nutrition and Dieteticsand to take the Registration Examination for Dietitians. Candidacy for Accreditation through the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has been granted to UC San Diego Medical Center Dietetic Internship. The United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation recognize the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. The address and phone number of ACEND:
120 South Riverside Plaza, suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
800-877-1600 ext. 5400
Find out more about the Application Procedure.
Upon acceptance to the UC San Diego Medical Center Dietetic Internship, the accepted applicant must obtain a health clearance from The Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine (COEM). COEM is responsible for the Employee Health Services. Interns must complete a pre-employment physical exam that includes a TB skin test and drug screen. Appointments will be made during Orientation week (or before) by the Internship Director to ensure clearance is granted prior to the intern starting in rotations. False information or misrepresentation may disqualify applicants and/or be grounds for dismissal from program.
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