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  1. 1. Dietetic Internships A project resulting in a recommendation and ranking of which dietetic internship to apply to for a specific client
  2. 2. How it affects you <ul><li>While you may not be applying to a dietetic internship you may be applying for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Graduate school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other internships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jobs upon graduation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Research methods used and criteria are great ways to decide where to apply/accept no matter what you are doing </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Client <ul><li>Jackie Noack </li></ul><ul><li>U of M student majoring in Nutrition </li></ul><ul><li>Plans to apply for a dietetic internship next year to become a Registered Dietitian (RD) </li></ul><ul><li>Wants to work in Clinical Nutrition </li></ul>
  4. 4. Purpose <ul><li>This project was chosen so I could research and help a fellow student decide where to apply </li></ul><ul><li>There are several internships that appear to be the same at first glance </li></ul><ul><li>Research is needed to find out which one is best for an individual applicant </li></ul>
  5. 5. Steps to become an RD <ul><li>Graduate with a BS in Nutrition </li></ul><ul><li>Complete a dietetic internship (DI) </li></ul><ul><li>Take the RD exam </li></ul><ul><li>Complete annual continuing education to renew RD license </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why is this such an important decision? <ul><li>There are hundreds of internships, each are slightly different </li></ul><ul><li>Want to line up YOUR nutrition interests with an internship </li></ul><ul><li>If your interests match well it increases your success in the program and on the exam </li></ul>
  7. 7. Research Methods <ul><li>Online research: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>American Dietetic Association </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual websites of DI </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interviews: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DI Directors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Current intern </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. DI Directors <ul><li>Heidi Hoover </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Director of the Veterans Association DI </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Shayamala Ganesh </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Director of the Fairview Hospital DI </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Carrie Earthman </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Director of the Coordinated Didactic Program at the U of M </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Current Intern <ul><li>Pam Jaskowiak </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enrolled in the Veterans Association DI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plans to take RD exam upon completion </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. What is Jackie looking for in an internship? <ul><li>Stay local (Twin Cities if possible, but at least stay in Minnesota) </li></ul><ul><li>Medical nutrition therapy emphasis </li></ul><ul><li>Low tuition costs if possible </li></ul>
  11. 11. Which internships were looked at? <ul><li>Concordia College - Moorhead </li></ul><ul><li>St. Mary’s Hospital – Rochester </li></ul><ul><li>Fairview Hospital – Minneapolis </li></ul><ul><li>Veterans Association – Minneapolis </li></ul><ul><li>University of Minnesota – St. Paul </li></ul>
  12. 12. Findings <ul><li>Concordia College </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Located in Moorhead </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emphasis in Food Service Systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tuition: $7,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Requires minimum GPA of 3.0 and food service experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>80% RD exam pass rate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rotations: 10 weeks clinical, 10 weeks community, 14 weeks food service </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Findings <ul><li>St. Mary’s Hospital </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Located in Rochester </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emphasis in medical nutrition therapy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tuition: $400 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Requires minimum GPA of 3.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No information on RD exam pass rate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rotations: 28 weeks clinical, 7 weeks community, 6 weeks food service </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Findings <ul><li>Fairview Hospital </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Located in Minneapolis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emphasis in medical nutrition therapy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tuition: $6,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Requires minimum GPA of 3.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>100% RD exam pass rate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rotations: 18 weeks clinical, 7 weeks community, 5 weeks food service, 4 weeks management </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Findings <ul><li>Fairview Hospital </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One of the top DI in Minnesota </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Has extremely competitive GPA </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Findings <ul><li>Veteran’s Association </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Located in Minneapolis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No emphasis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tuition: none, stipend provided of $10,558 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Requires minimum GPA of 3.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>100% RD exam pass rate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rotations: 20 weeks clinical, 5 weeks community, 5 weeks food service, 4 weeks management </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Findings <ul><li>Veteran’s Association </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Extremely competitive application process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal statement letters strongly emphasized </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers are very invested in intern’s success </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Findings <ul><li>University of Minnesota </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Located in St. Paul </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No emphasis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tuition: $4,900 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Requires minimum GPA of 3.0 and enrollment in graduate school at the U of M </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>98% RD exam pass rate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rotations vary </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Conclusions <ul><li>Not the best choices: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Concordia College </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Food service emphasis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not located in the Twin Cities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Expensive </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Minnesota </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Requires enrollment in graduate school (which Jackie does not plan on doing) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Conclusions <ul><li>Okay choices: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>St. Mary’s Hospital </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Medical nutrition therapy emphasis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Low tuition costs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not located in the Twin Cities </li></ul></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Conclusions <ul><li>Good choices: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fairview Hospital </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Located in the Twin Cities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Medical nutrition therapy emphasis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Expensive </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Veteran’s Association </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Located in the Twin Cities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Stipend provided </li></ul></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Recommendation <ul><li>If only one internship is applied to, I recommend the Veteran’s Association </li></ul><ul><li>If more than one, follow the ranking below </li></ul><ul><li>1. Minneapolis Veterans Association </li></ul><ul><li>2. Fairview Hospital </li></ul><ul><li>3. St. Mary's Hospital </li></ul><ul><li>4. Concordia College </li></ul><ul><li>5. University of Minnesota </li></ul>

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