About the Dietetic Internship Program

Emory University

Program Philosophy and Mission


The philosophy of the dietetic internship program is in accordance with the mission of Emory Healthcare:  "to serve humanity by improving health."  The program mission is to provide excellent training for dietetic interns so that they may provide the highest quality patient care, and health information to serve the local and global communities.

Program Goals

The program will prepare graduates to be competent entry-level dietitians.

  • Over a 5 year period, 85% of graduates will successfully complete the registration examination on the first try.  As of January 2011, the first time pass rate is 85%.
  • Within 12 months of completing the program, 85% of graduates seeking employment will have obtained employment in the field of nutrition or continued their education in a related field.  As of May 2011, 98% of graduates seeking employment are employed.  

The program will prepare interns to communicate nutrition and health information in the community and the profession.

  • Interns make at least two presentations to professionals during the program.  As of May 2011, all interns presented both a formal case study and a nutrition seminar to clinical dietitians and their peers.
  • Interns write newsletters, blogs and professional case study papers.  As of May 2011, all interns had at least one newsletter or blog published in print or online.