UC San Diego Health Dietetic Internship

UC San Diego Health offers a 43-week dietetic internship with a Medical Nutrition Therapy concentration in a progressive academic medical center environment. As San Diego’s only academic medical center, UC San Diego Health is the region’s premier destination for those requiring complex multidisciplinary care. It includes hospitals and specialty care centers at two campuses (in La Jolla and Hillcrest) and outpatient clinics across San Diego County. For more information on each location, see https://health.ucsd.edu/locations.

Under the supervision of Registered Dietitians, dietetic interns will rotate through experiences in clinical nutrition, food service management, ambulatory/community nutrition and research. Upon satisfactory completion of the internship, dietetic interns are eligible for active membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and to take the Registration Examination for Dietitians.

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Congratulations to our 2017-2018 Class of Dietetic Interns:

  • Amy Cochran, Montclair State University
  • Emily Jocham, Oregon State University
  • Rebecca Kallet, Colorado State University
  • Diana Licalzi, Simmons College
  • Melissa McFarland, Simmons College
  • Kira Minot, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Traci Roberts, San Diego State University
  • Nicholas Shields, San Diego State University
  • Kelsey Theisen, Bastyr University
  • Yasemin Unal, University of Maryland

How to Apply

The UC San Diego Health Dietetic Internship uses the online centralized internship application, DICAS, and can be viewed in the Application Procedure section.

For further information email Internship Director, Betty Garrity MPH, RD at bgarrity@ucsd.edu.

UC San Diego Health Dietetic Internship Open House

Date: November 2017 (check back for exact date)
Time: 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Location: UC San Diego Medical Center-Hillcrest
Small Dining Conference Room, Arbor Café’, 1st floor main hospital
200 W. Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92103

Please RSVP to Betty Garrity MPH, RD Internship Director at: bgarrity@ucsd.edu  

For those unable to attend in person, we will have ReadyTalk conference capability via dial in or web login.

  1. Email Betty Garrity MPH, RD Internship Director at: bgarrity@ucsd.edu to sign up for the Open House ReadyTalk option.
  2. On November TBA at 5:00 p.m. PST dial the toll free number at 1-866-740-1260
  3. Enter the following access code when prompted: 5433351 followed by #
  4. Open your confirmation email on your computer and click on the “Join Meeting” button or the Web Login link
  5. You will be muted during the presentation but able to hear the speaker.
  6. Questions may be typed in via the “Chat” option in ReadyTalk and answered after the presentation.
  7. ReadyTalk customer support may be reached at: 1-800-843-9166

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