Minneapolis VA Healthcare System - Dietetic Internship Program
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Dietetic Internship Program


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Interns are scheduled for a minimum 40-hour week. Work hours vary and are determined by the preceptor to whom the intern is assigned. Additional time is required to complete assignments, readings and projects. Outside employment is not recommended. Interns are scheduled to work some holidays and weekends. Some sick leave is excused however, excessive absence must be made up to meet ACEND requirements. Interns receive one week of vacation and holidays are given in accordance with hospital policy.

  1. Orientation: 1-2 weeks
  2. Clinical: 24 weeks
    • Diabetes
    • Renal
    • Patient Alligned Care Teams (PACT)  Outpatient clinics
    • Extended Care / Sub Acute Care
    • Long Term Care
    • ICU / Nutrition Support
    • Medicine
    • Cardiology
    • Surgery
    • Rehab, Polytrauma, SCI
    • Eating Disorder institute
  3. Community: 5 weeks
    • WIC
    • Teen Clinics
    • Retail
    • Indian Health Board
    • School Lunch
  4. Food Service / Administration: 5 weeks
    • Food Service
    • Administration
  5. Management: 2 weeks
    • Management
    • Clinical Management
  6. Staff Relief: 2 weeks
  7. Vacation: 1 week