The program begins in early August with the first week devoted to a general orientation. Supervised practice experiences are planned to provide a progression from orientation and direct supervision to working independently with little supervision based on a program of timely and routine feedback of performance. Interns not able to satisfactorily complete the various components of the internship will be required to extend time needed to meet designated competencies or will be counseled to withdraw from the program. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, interns will receive a Certificate of Completion. All applicants meeting the academic requirements and technical standards shall be considered equally for admission to any academic program, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, or disability.
The program is fast paced and rigorous. Internship activities require strong time management and organizational skills, excellent study skills, and a high level of commitment to the education process.
The University of Kentucky Hospital Dietetics Internship Program is currently granted Accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.