The Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center offers a 49 week accredited Dietetic Internship Program that is coordinated with a 16 month Master's Degree Program at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). Supervised practice experiences in nutrition therapy, foodservice systems management and community dietetics are offered in accordance with practice areas of registered dietitians at the Louis Stokes CDVAMC. The program offers a single concentration in Research Processes and Applications. Dietetic interns are paid a stipend of $14,858 and are eligible to take the Registration Examination for Dietitians upon completion of the dietetic internship portion of the program.
Dietetic interns take a total of 14 credit hours at CWRU during the first academic year (August to May), seven credits each semester. They are assigned a research preceptor in the first semester who guides them through the research process. In the third and final semester of the graduate program, students enroll for at least 13 hours of graduate credit.
Over 350 registered dietitians have completed the accredited dietetic internship at the Louis Stokes CDVAMC since the program began in 1965 and there have been over 600 graduates of the Coordinated Dietetic Internship/Master's Degree Program at CWRU during this time. These master's prepared registered dietitians are sought by employers throughout the country for positions in nutrition therapy, community dietetics, foodservice systems management and research.
Open House: Visitors are welcome throughout the year. Please contact Dr. Raguso for an appointment. The program offers an open house in late December/early January in cooperation with the Coordinated Dietetic Internship/Master's Degree Program at Case Western Reserve University. Go to the Dietetic Internship Programs Open House listings for April computer matching, http://www.indiana.edu/~nutrvmg/DIopenhouses.htm, for the specific date and reservation information.
Application Deadline: Mid-February for April Computer Matching (See deadline set by Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
Application Procedures and Checklist: View the Application Procedures and Checklist
Program Director's Message: Read the Program Director's Message
Dietetic Internship Start Date: Mid-August