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Dietetic Internship Program

Louis Stokes (Cleveland) VAMC - DI Program Application Procedures/Deadlines

Application Procedures/Deadlines

The program is using the on-line centralized internship application, DICAS, which may be accessed at https://portal.dicas.org in early December for the Spring Match; e-mail DICASinfo@Dicas.org. The on-line application must be completed for our program by 11:59 p.m. Central Time by the mid-February deadline set by ACEND. The fee to use DICAS is $40 for the first application submitted and $20 for each additional application. There is no fee to apply to this Dietetic Internship Program.

As part of the DICAS application process you will be asked to complete a personal statement in 1,000 words or less. Questions to be addressed in the personal statement include:

  • Why do you want to enter the dietetics profession?
  • What are some experiences that have helped to prepare you for your career?
  • What are your short-term and long-term goals?
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses or areas needing improvement?
  • As a supplement to you DICAS Application provides a list of courses required by the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) that you completed and indicate if any courses were substituted for required courses. Your DPD Director will have this information if you do not.

Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be sent to DICAS Transcript Dept., PO Box 9118, Watertown MA 02472.

When completing the DICAS application form, applicants must include the name and contact information (specifically an e-mail address) for each reference. This will trigger an e-mail message requesting completion of a reference form. The form will be completed on-line.

Applicants must register on-line for computer matching by 11:59 p.m. Central Time by the mid-February deadline set by ACEND. The Louis Stokes Cleveland Dept. of Veterans Affairs Dietetic Internship is program code No. 366. There is a $50 computer matching fee.

Applicants are screened for eligibility for admission to CWRU's School of Graduate Studies. Candidates are then evaluated in terms of academic achievement (3.0 GPA), personal statement, and references. GRE scores are not required. Work experience in an area related to dietetics is considered beneficial to the student's overall preparation for the dietetic internship but is not mandatory. There is no application fee for the dietetic internship program. The CWRU Graduate School application fee is paid after the student accepts a match to the dietetic internship program.

To learn more about your responsibilities as an applicant to a dietetic internship program that uses DICAS and participates in computer matching go to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website: http://www.eatright.org/ACEND/content.aspx?id=186

 For details about computer matching contact D&D Digital 304 Main St. Ames IA 50010-6148, Phone 515-292-0490 or visit their website: http://www.dnddigital.com/ada*
Effective Nov. 1, 2009, applicants must register on-line for computer matching with D&D Digital. Paper applications for computer matching mailed to D&D will not be accepted.

Reminders:

  1. You must send official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended to DICAS –Transcript Dept., PO Box 9118, Watertown MA 02472

  2. You must register on-line for computer matching by 11:59 p.m. Central Time by the mid-February deadline set by ACEND. The Louis Stokes Cleveland Dept. of Veterans Affairs Dietetic Internship is program code No. 366. There is a $50 computer matching fee.

Note:
The Louis Stokes CVAMC's Dietetic Internship is Program Code Number 366 on the prioritized list of dietetic internship programs that you will submit to D&D Digital Systems.

All applications will be retained by the Louis Stokes CVAMC Dietetic Internship Program for one year and then destroyed. No application materials will be returned to applicants.

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