Dietetic Internship Program

The Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas Dietetic Internship Program provides an atmosphere in which the dietetic intern can apply and augment the knowledge base acquired from the academic setting.

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Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas

Dietetic Internship Program

  

The Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas Dietetic Internship Program accepts 12 dietetic interns. All 12 interns spend time at Baylor Dallas and will travel to facilities surrounding the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Additionally, one intern will be matched with Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth, and one intern is matched to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Plano to complete approximately 8-12 weeks of rotations. Interns completing rotations at these locations will complete the same curriculum as interns matched to the Baylor Dallas campus. Refer to the supplemental dietetic internship presentation for more details and the supplemental application site preference form referenced in the How to Apply section of the website. Our internship program provides training in clinical, administrative, and community dietetics. Each intern receives individualized training and is taught through one-on-one training relationships with our faculty. Classes taught by physicians, dietitians, department managers, and guest speakers are scheduled throughout the year to augment the intern's current knowledge and prepare the intern for hands-on experiences.

 

Our staff of clinical dietitians and technicians provides nutrition care for patients in the areas of diabetes, oncology, gastrointestinal disease, organ transplant, renal diseases, cardiology, obesity, maternal nutrition, neonatology, pediatrics, rehabilitation, and geriatrics. Each intern is provided with educational opportunities in all of these areas.

 

The staff of dietitians and foodservice managers is dedicated to providing high-quality meals to our customers. Food service is provided to the hospitalized patient, the cafe patron, and the client who desires a catered event. The intern is provided with experiences in food production, employee supervision, product development, continuous quality improvement, catering, marketing, management information systems, procurement, and patient services.

 

In addition to rotations within the Baylor Scott & White Health System, the intern will experience rotations at other locations in the Dallas area including home infusion services, school food service, community wellness, eating disorders and several others.

 

We also offer six hours of graduate credit for completing the requirements of the internship through Texas Woman's University.

 

Program Completion

 

Successful completion of the dietetic internship requires each intern to satisfactorily meet all educational competencies. Interns requiring additional learning experiences to meet competencies will be allowed up to 15 months from the beginning of the program (by the end of October of the following year) to fulfill graduation requirements. After finishing the dietetic internship at Baylor, the intern should be well-prepared to take the registration examination for dietitians and function as a dietetic professional. We are proud of our graduates and the 89% pass rate on the registration examination for the past five years.

 

The Baylor Dallas Dietetic Internship Program provides an atmosphere in which the dietetic intern can apply and augment the knowledge base acquired from the academic setting. The program strives to prepare qualified dietetic professionals by imparting to each student the educational standards established by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. The accepted principles of clinical nutrition, food service management, and community dietetics are taught on an individualized level. This program is designed to graduate students who have become entry-level professionals and who possess an advanced knowledge base, professional skills, and the ability to think independently.

 

Internship Benefits

  • The Boone Powell, Sr., Scholarship for Dietetic Interns is awarded at the end of the internship to one intern who exemplifies overall excellence.
  • All interns are scheduled for vacation and days off at the same time. The program calendar details the scheduled time off.
  • Sick leave will be evaluated on an individual basis. If illness interferes with completion of planned experiences, time may be scheduled beyond the internship period, not to exceed four weeks.

 

General Information

  • Number of applicants in 2017: 156
  • Overall GPA average of 2016 – 2017 class: 3.68 on a 4.0 scale
  • Internship program dates: Aug. 7, 2017 – June 7, 2018
  • Texas Woman’s University (TWU), located in Dallas and Denton, offers six hours of graduate credit (optional) for the Baylor Dallas Dietetic Internship. The credit is given for completion of the requirements of the internship. Interns accepted into the program are contacted by a TWU faculty member regarding requirements for the GRE and obtaining graduate credit.
  • The faculty at Baylor Dallas emphasizes the individual training of each intern.
  • Staff specialists in all medical center departments offer professional expertise to the intern.
  • Interns participate in planning and evaluating the internship program.
  • Participation opportunities in professionally sponsored activities are provided and required.
  • It is the policy of Baylor Dallas to appoint the most qualified applicants without regard to such factors as race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex or handicap.

 



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