Dietetics Internship (Minnesota)
Mayo School of Health Sciences (MSHS) offers an 11-month Dietetic Internship Program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., providing comprehensive clinical knowledge and skills that enable practitioners to provide complete nutrition services.
This program's mission is to provide a high quality training program which prepares graduates to enter the field as competent entry level practitioners who participate in professional activities and have an emphasis in medical nutrition therapy. The MSHS Dietetic Internship Program selected the medical nutrition therapy emphasis due to the high acuity level and complexity of care required by our patient population. Interns will be prepared to enter the profession as entry-level practitioners.
The program will prepare competent entry-level practitioners.
- Over a five-year period, the pass rate for DI graduates taking the registration examination for the first-time will be at least 80 percent.
- Eighty-five percent of interns complete all program requirements within 150% of the time planned for completion (17 months).
- Over a five-year period, 70% or more of DI graduates who sought employment in dietetics will be employed within three months of program completion.
- Over a five-year period, 80% of employers indicate graduates had satisfactory to above satisfactory entry-level competencies for their first professional position (average rating on survey is "3" on a scale of 1 to 5 with "5" being excellent).
The program will provide a supply of competent dietetic professionals for positions requiring clinical nutrition knowledge and skills.
- Over a five year period, 50% or more of DI graduates who sought employment in dietetics will be employed in the area of MNT.
- Over a five year period 80% of employers of graduates in entry-level clinical dietitian positions indicate they had satisfactory to above satisfactory knowledge and skills (average rating on survey is "3" on a scale of 1 to 5 with "5" being excellent).
- 100% of interns will be student members of the AssociationAcademy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
The program will encourage students to recognize the need to continue their education and participate in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and other professional organizations.
- Each intern will attend a minimum of three local dietetic association meetings/CE opportunities each year.
- Over a five year period, 80 percent of graduates will continue their education and/or be involved in one or more professional organizations.
- 100% of interns will be student members of the American Dietetic Association.
Gainful Employment Disclosure Report
The U.S. Department of Education requires disclosure of student debt and employment information to assist students in making informed decisions prior to enrolling in this education program.
The Dietetic Internship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Mayo Foundation is also accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Higher Learning Commission.
- Higher Learning Commission
- 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60602-2504
- Phone: 800-621-7440 (toll-free) or 312-263-0456
- Fax: (312) 263-7462
The Mayo Clinic campus in Rochester, Minn., comprises an extensive outpatient complex, Saint Marys Hospital and Rochester Methodist Hospital, and substantial research and education facilities.
This Mayo site is among the largest, most advanced medical centers in the world.
Primarily, education for this internship is conducted at Saint Marys Hospital, a 1,265-bed facility that was founded in 1889. Within Saint Marys is the 85-bed Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital. Interns also have rotations at Mayo Clinic and Rochester Methodist Hospital.
Graduation and certification
Upon successful completion of the 1536 supervised practice hours, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from Mayo School of Health Sciences and a Verification Statement that allows you to take the professional registration exam administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).
For the majority of the internship, your learning schedule will include eight-hour days, five days per week. While the regular workweek is usually 40 hours, additional projects and homework will be assigned.
The program is a full-time commitment for class and clinical work. Interns will work primarily weekdays however, may be required to work three to four weekends throughout the year as established for learning experiences. Hours vary depending on the work experience.
No credit is given for previous work experience.
Each year, Mayo School of Health Sciences admits eight students to its Dietetic Internship Program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. This ensures you will receive close one-on-one instruction and a comprehensive educational experience.