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Application Info

How Can I Qualify?

An applicant must:

  • Meet the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics academic requirements.
  • Have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and a Verification Statement. To view accredited institutions visit
  • Meet the minimum GPA standards for North Oaks Medical Center’s Dietetic Interns.
    • Minimum Total GPA: 2.8
    • Minimum DPD GPA: 3.0

How Do I Apply?

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has an information page on the Computer Matching Policy and Procedures:

  • Submit an application through the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Service (DICAS). The DICAS website is accessed at
  • Submit the Dietetic Internship application fee ($40.00).
  • Please send fee to: North Oaks Medical Center
    • Make checks payable to North Oaks Medical Center.
    • Attn: Dietetic Internship/Leslie Ballard
    • P.O. Box 2668
    • Hammond, LA 70404
  • Be chosen as a finalist by the North Oaks Medical Center DI Selection Committee after:
    • Submitting a complete application through the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System (DICAS) and application fee is received.
    • Being notified of selection as a semi-finalist. You will be contacted via email to participate in the selection interview.
    • Completing the interview. Interviews are completed in March each year.
  • Participate in computer matching through D&D Digital Systems, (515) 292-0490.
    • Students will be matched to the program through the Digital System.

For more information, please call the program director, Leslie Ballard (985) 230-6548 or view the Dietetic Internship Student Handbook (pdf) for a closer look at the curriculum.