Frequently Asked Questions

Dietetic Internship Program at Southern Regional

 

When is your open house?

Open house is held on the Friday before the MLK holiday in January.  Anyone interested in attending our open house can email Rachel at rachel.tran@southernregional.org.

How long has this program been in existence?
The Dietetic Internship Program at Southern Regional Medical Center has been in existence since 1996.

When does the program start?
Our Dietetic Internship Program begins in August and finishes in late May to early July of the following year. The program lasts approximately 9 1/2 months.

What hours would I be working?
Interns are expected to work 36 hours per week. Mondays are spent in classes with interns from Emory University Hospital and Georgia State University. Interns attend rotations Tuesday through Friday. It is expected you will be available 8:00am - 5:00 pm every day. In addition, you may work weekends and evenings as assigned for various rotations.

How much traveling is involved?

Travel will depend on your rotation locations.  You may be required to travel up to 90 miles around Atlanta areas.

Could I work another job part-time?
It is possible to work part-time. This is a choice that has to be made by each intern individually as the internship schedule and time to complete projects must be considered.  The internship must be a priority.

How many Registered Dietitians do you have on staff?
Southern Regional Medical Center has nine Registered Dietitians on staff in different roles. They include the Dietetic Internship Director, Clinical Nutrition Manager/ Internship Director, five full time inpatient clinical dietitians, one outpatient dietitian, and one bariatric program dietitian.  

Do you offer housing arrangements or roommate match-ups?
If you are moving here from outside the Atlanta area, we will be glad to assist you in locating housing. Often there are students moving from out of state who can partner as roommates. We also can provide information on students from other Atlanta area internships as possible roommates when requested. You also might find the following links useful: Apartment Finder, Rent.com, or Apartmentratings.com.

What is the placement rate for jobs after the internship is completed?
From our class of 2008 and 2009, 100% of our students are employed in the nutrition field. Most of our former graduates are working in the health or nutrition fields. The staff at Southern Regional Medical Center works hard to place interns in jobs when the program is completed.

In what area are your past graduates working?  (Class of 2006-2009)

  • 62% Clinical
  • 10% Long Term Care
  • 11% Sales
  • 8% Food Service Management
  • 3% Outpatient
  • 3% Community
  • 3% Home health

What are the requirements for graduation?
In order to qualify for graduation from the program, interns are required to complete all the weeks of the program, successfully achieve all CADE (Commission on Accreditation of Dietetics Education) competencies, pass all rotations and complete all assignments.