Dietetic Internship Program
Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital
Join us for our open house!
We are pleased to provide you with the opportunity to learn more about our Dietetic Internship Program.
When: Friday, January 8th, 2021 2pm - 4pm
Where: Live virtual via WebEx
Please contact Candice West at firstname.lastname@example.org or 708-202-2728 to RSVP. Once confirmed, you will receive information about how to join the virtual open house.
About Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital
Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital, located 12 miles west of downtown Chicago on a 147-acre campus, offers primary, extended and specialty care to veteran patients in the Chicagoland area. We are the largest VA in the state of Illinois, where more than a million veterans live. Specialized clinical programs at Hines VA include Blind Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord Injury, Neurosurgery, Radiation Therapy and Cardiovascular Surgery just to name a few.
Hines currently operates 483 inpatient hospital beds and six community based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) in Kankakee, Oak Lawn, Aurora, LaSalle, Hoffman Estates, and Joliet. Hines represents virtually the entire spectrum of VA healthcare and clinical programs.
The internship curriculum at Hines VA Hospital has provided interns with academic excellence in a clinical setting for over 75 years. The first class of dietetic interns to graduate from Hines VA Hospital was in 1944. In addition to the core competencies required in the curriculum of all practice programs, Hines offers a Medical Nutrition Therapy concentration. Our program prepares entry-level dietitians through an integrated approach that reinforces and builds upon the required Dietetics academic preparation. Ten interns will be admitted to the program on a yearly basis. The Hines Dietetic Internship is a 42 week program, with each intern progressing through various Clinical, Food Service Systems Management, and Community Nutrition unit rotations. Unit rotations build upon one another and are designed to develop an appreciation for the interrelationship between the various areas of practice in nutrition and dietetics.
The Edward Hines Jr. VA Dietetic Internship Program is currently granted continued Accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190
Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995
800/877-1600, ext. 5400