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Dietetic Internship Program

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Michael E. DeBakey Houston VA Medical Center

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The Michael E. DeBakey Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (MEDVAMC) offers approximately a 50-week accredited Dietetic Internship Program with a medical nutrition therapy emphasis that is combined with a Master's Degree Program at Texas Woman's University (TWU). Supervised practice experiences are offered in accordance with practice areas of registered dietitian nutritionists at the Michael E. DeBakey VAMC and several affiliated institutions. Dietetic interns are paid a generous stipend and are eligible to take the Registration Examination for Dietitians upon completion of the dietetic internship.

Dietetic interns take a total of 24-36 credit hours at TWU during the academic year (August through July), generally twelve-thirteen credits each semester thru a combination of face to face and on-line courses. Upon completion of the internship (July), interns commonly accept employment as they complete the remaining academic requirements for the Master's Degree.

Over 700 registered dietitian nutritionists have completed the accredited dietetic internship at the MEDVAMC since the program began in 1952. These master's prepared registered dietitian nutritionists are sought by employers throughout the country for positions in medical nutrition therapy, community dietetics and foodservice systems management.

Open House: Each year, the MEDVAMC hosts Open House sessions which provide attendees with the opportunity to learn all about our program, tour the medical center and meet many key people involved in the program. Preceptors, faculty, and interns will all be on hand to meet with those who attend. For those unable to attend, visitors are welcome throughout the year and small group tours can be arranged. Two informational sessions are planned for this year. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Kristy.Becker2@va.gov or they can RSVP at  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NQ8JGBS   at least one week prior to the event.

Friday October 19, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Friday January 11, 2019 at 1:00 pm

To get the most out of this event, please review the information posted on the program's website beforehand.

Important Dates for Applicants for the 2019 - 2020 Class:

  • Application  Deadline: February 15, 2019 

Read an important personal message from the Program Director.

 Accreditation

The program is currently granted continued accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).

Address:
Accreditation Council for Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
120 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
Telephone: (312)899-0040 or (800)877-1600 ext 5900

http://www.eatrightpro.org/resources/acend