About Our Program

UC Davis Health comprises UC Davis Medical Center, UC Davis School of Medicine, The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis and UC Davis Medical Group. UC Davis Health plays a pivotal role in the delivery of health care to inland Northern California. The medical center, located in Sacramento, is a large, tertiary care teaching hospital that provides the highest level of specialty care in the region. The UC Davis Medical Center Dietetic Internship (DI) is a fifty-week, hospital based program with a concentration in Clinical Nutrition within a Specialized Academic Health System. The majority of intern learning experiences take place at UC Davis Medical Center and its hospital clinics and Primary Care Networks. Community nutrition experiences are scheduled at selected sites in the Sacramento Valley area. The dietetic internship is managed by the Department of Food and Nutrition Services, which is housed within the Professional, Safety and Hospitality Services Division of UC Davis Medical Center.  Upon satisfactory completion of the internship, interns are eligible to become active members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and to sit for the Registration Examination for Dietitians administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).

Internship Spotlights

Alumnus Spotlight: Rachel Parker, RD, CNSC

A UCDMC Dietetic Internship Alumnus Story

Intern Spotlight: Marisa Morales, B.S.

A UCDMC Dietetic Intern Story

Events and Announcements

UC Davis Medical Center Live Virtual Open House

Friday, January 21st 2022 from 4:00-5:00 PM

To RSVP and for WebEx link please email Bridget Soper: bmsoper@ucdavis.edu

Unfortunately we are unable schedule any onsite intern visits due to UCDMC COVID-19 pandemic precautions

Accreditation Statement

The UC Davis Medical Center Dietetic Internship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190 Chicago, IL 60606-6995, (312) 899-0040 ext 5400.  http://www.eatrightPRO.org/ACEND.