So one of the many requirements that you have to fulfill in order to become a Registered Dietitian is to complete a minimum of 1200hr internship. It’s not as easy as it may seem. During your nutrition course preparation all you think about is this internship and how am I going to get into it. It isΒ equivalentΒ the anxieties that a pre-med student would have towards medical school or how a pre-law student feels towards law school. Thankfully there isn’t a big test to get into the internship. However these internships are super competitive. So the acceptance rates into these programs are approximately 50%. Yes, 50%. So that means half of the students who apply don’t get in on the first try. I was lucky to be accepted on my first try. So what is the application process like? The process can be pretty complicated.

So once you complete the requirements you are eligible to apply. They use a computer matching program(DnDdigital). You submit your application and its supplemental materials into a computer system(DICAS). Then you rank the internship programsΒ that you apply to. The internship programs then look at your application and rank you. The computer does its magic and starts the matching process. If you are matched that means you got into a program. You only get accepted into one program. It can be very stressful process. Having a 4.0 GPA does not guarantee you will get matched into the program.

So as the month goes on my thoughts are with you DI applicants! Stay strong!

Not yet at the application process but want to know how to prepare so that you can get in on your first try? Stay tuned for DPD tips!

Until next time,

Salut!

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