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Dietetic Internship

Graduate Comments / Feedback

My experience

My experience with the Beaumont dietetic internship has been great overall. I think this is the perfect internship if you are looking to go into a clinical position as a Registered Dietitian. Many diverse rotations are included such as Pediatrics, Diabetes Management, Wellness, Eating Disorders, Weight Control Center, Transplant, and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.  Alicia and Erin, the internship faculty, are not only helpful and enthusiastic guiding you through the internship, but also fantastic with giving professional advice for your career. 

Tips for prospective students

My biggest tip for prospective interns would be to be flexible and patient. Clinical MNT takes time and adaptability. It is not something you can expect to understand right away. Preceptors have different styles and you are often switching preceptors every week and sometimes switching day to day. It will take time to adjust to different preceptors and different rotations. Stick with it and try to accept it will not come perfectly right away. 

Stay ahead on modules and assignments and presentations as well. Complete work well before the due date to avoid any last-minute complications and to manage stress. Also, ask Alicia and Erin any questions you may have as they are great at getting back to you quickly and answering your questions or any problems that may come up throughout the internship. 

Actively seek out opportunities during the internship. You will be working with many healthcare professionals that often have decades of experience in their fields. If there is something you would like to see or experience, kindly ask them and you will often be able to do it. Every encounter is a potential networking experience as well. Take advantage of the opportunities you are given and seek out those you are not. - Timothy Matthews


My experience 

I highly recommend the Beaumont Health Dietetic Internship.  With the clinical focus of this program and being part of a large hospital system, I was able to gain exposure to a wide variety of clinical cases and really increase my knowledge and skillset. I was also able to learn from many amazing preceptors, each one an effective teacher offering unique experience and guidance, which greatly impacted my learning experience. My tips for prospective interns are to use effective time management and be flexible, the rest will come with time, practice, and asking good questions!- Furwa Haque


My experience

“I am honored to have completed the Dietetic Internship at Beaumont Health-a reputable and highly recommended health care system. Although knowledge is gathered in the classroom, the Beaumont health internship in an 1100+ bed hospital provides ample opportunity to learn and the hands-on approach has been invaluable! I realized the importance of the internship before going into the "real world" and am grateful for the opportunity! The Clinical RD preceptors were wonderful as they all were respectful, filled with knowledge and truly aspired to provide the intern with the best learning experience they could. The Beaumont Dietetic internship program was an exceptional experience, providing an excellent foundation to begin my career confidently as a Registered Dietitian!”

Tips for prospective students

“This is your hands-on experience, so take advantage of it and make the most out of your internship! If you couldn't find an answer after looking it up ask your preceptor, take notes and gather as much information as you possibly can! Doing so will boost your confidence as you set out to the real world as a Registered Dietitian!”  -Natalie Watha


My experience

“The Beaumont Health Dietetic Internship provided me with an amazing experience. The preceptors are beyond welcoming, knowledgeable, and supportive throughout the entire program. The unique rotations available helped prepare me for my next chapter of life. I have my Beaumont family to thank for my knowledge and confidence gained in becoming the next graduate of Beaumont's Dietetic Internship Program.”

Tips for prospective students

“Be organized and utilize time-management skills. Although you have graduated and are moving on to a "working" style environment, there are still required assignments, projects and presentations that are expected throughout the internship. Don't wait until the minute they're due. Stay on top of the extra work by being organized and having good time-management skills. It will help to avoid being unprepared for specific rotations and presentations expected of you.” - Danielle Sova


My experience

“My experience with the Beaumont Health Internship has been wonderful. From the variety of clinical experience we get down to the amazing preceptors we have the pleasure of working with, I could not have asked for more. I feel lucky to have completed my dietetic internship at Beaumont. With everything I have learned the past 7 months and all of the resources I have been provided with, I truly feel that with some studying and preparation, I am as prepared as I could possibly be to take my RD exam and begin a career as a registered dietitian with confidence.”

Tips for prospective students

“There are many times during the internship that you will most definitely feel overwhelmed with all of the information you will receive, homework/projects to complete, and endless patient charting. Always remember to breathe and take everything one day at a time. It gets better! Don't forget to remain flexible and open to every opportunity that comes your way. Enjoy yourself and the wonderful experience you get to have being a Beaumont Health dietetic intern!” - Bailey Rice


My experience

“I received more knowledge, experience, and growth from this program than I originally thought I would. I feel I am a completely different person from start to finish. I have more self-confidence, more clinical knowledge, and a new profound passion for this field.”

Tips for prospective students

“Learn to be flexible. Every day is going to be different. It might start one way, then drastically change within a matter of minutes, and you have to be prepared to accommodate and excel at the challenges put in front of you.” - Lauren Baker


My experience

“I've had nothing but great things to say, each rotation has been such an incredible learning experience, honestly, each and every one. I was one of the two interns placed at Troy hospital for my clinical and had a wonderful experience, me and the dietitians here have a built such a nice relationship, I will miss them once I'm gone. From entering this internship with minimal clinical background, I can now say feel 100% confident I can perform as a dietitian in the field. My foodservice rotation was also phenomenal, Brendy and the rest of the nutritional service staff I worked with were so kind and knowledgeable, willing to help me with anything I needed so I could reach my goals, and I was presented with great opportunities to learn throughout the rotation. As far as my community rotation, I was placed at the National Kidney Foundation, at first I was a little skeptical because I never really thought "community nutrition" was my niche, but Mary is such an inspiration to work with, she really made it exciting to come to work every day and pushed me to try new things and to be confident. Overall, I do not have one negative comment to make about my  about my internship experience, I'm lucky I was able to be involved in such a great program, and meet some phenomenal people that have truly impacted my life so much. “ - Amber Waskiewicz


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