6.01 Dietetic Internship Program Applications
Effective Date: 7/05 Date Revised or Reviewed: 7/2016
To establish the application requirements for the dietetic internship at the UW Health in
coordination with the UW-Madison Capstone Certificate in Clinical Nutrition – Dietetic Internship.
A. Each applicant must meet the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics academic requirements
for acceptance to a dietetic internship program which includes completion of a 4-year
baccalaureate degree and ACEND-accredited coursework requirements (Didactic Program
in Dietetics) from an accredited college or university.
B. Each applicant must complete the application process to the Dietetic Internship Centralized
Application Services, DICAS, https://portal.dicas.org/, with associated fee(s), by the Spring
cycle due date (usually February 15).
C. Each applicant must also apply for computer matching and pay the associated fee. Students
register and submit all the internship programs they plan to apply to D&D Digital
Systems: http://www.dnddigital.com/, by the Spring cycle due date (usually February 15).
D. Each applicant must complete the online application to the Capstone Certificate in Clinical
Nutrition – Dietetic Internship, through the Division of Continuing Studies
at: http://www.dcs.wisc.edu/info/univspec.htm, by the Spring cycle due date (usually
February 15). The UW-Madison Department of Nutrition Sciences Capstone Certificate
Committee will review all applications and will submit a list of acceptable students to the
UW HEALTH Dietetic Internship Program Manager. The Dietetic Internship Program
Manager is a member of this committee.
E. The Dietetic Internship Program Manager and the UW HEALTH Dietetic Internship
Admissions Committee will review all applications received through DICAS. The DNS
Certificate Program Director will be a member of this admissions committee. Completed
applications will be used to assess candidates based on scholastic achievement, writing
ability, work experience, professional activity, leadership ability and character development
and strengths. No applicant shall be discriminated against due to age, sex, religion, race,
handicap or national origin.
F. Acceptable applicants will be ranked and sent to D&D Digital. The student’s name must be
ranked on the list of acceptable candidates by both admissions committees, or they will not
be ranked for an internship match.
G. The UW HEALTH Dietetic Internship Manager will be notified of applicants matched to the
program (usually April 1) and will notify the DNS Certificate Program Director.
H. The list of the students admitted to the Capstone Certificate in Clinical Nutrition will be
conveyed to the Division of Continuing Studies by the Certificate Program Director.
I. Following Applicant Notification Day (matching day, usually April 1) and the Applicant
Appointment Day (usually April 5 - the day which interns must accept or decline their
match), 12 students will be invited to complete an application for the UW HEALTH Dietetic
Intern position made available online through the UW HEALTH Human Resources
Recruitment to prepare for the onboarding process for supervised practice at UW HEALTH.
J. In the event that the dietetic internship is unable to obtain 12 qualified applicants during
the first round selection, the UW HEALTH Dietetic Internship Program will participate in a
second round selection. Those positions not filled during first round match will be selected
from applications and interviews that were reviewed by the program with the first round
match. The Dietetic Internship Program Manager will reach out directly to any unmatched
students who have previously applied to the program during the first round to begin the
second round selection. New applications to the program from students who have not
previously applied to the UW-Hospital and Clinics Dietetic Internship Program will be taken
through DICAS if the program does not fill from first round applications. All application
requirements apply to second round applicants.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: ACEND Accreditation Standards for Dietitian Education
UW HEALTH Dietetic Internship Program Manager
UW-Madison Certificate Program Director
UW HEALTH Dietetic Internship Admissions Committee
UW-Madison Department of Nutrition Sciences Capstone Certificate Committee
Karen Kritsch, PhD, RD
UW HEALTH Clinical Nutrition Manager, Outpatient Operations and Dietetic Internship
Susan Rees, DNP, RN, CPHQ, CENP
VP DEV, NURSING & PT CARE SVCS