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Program Info and Schedule

Onboarding Process: Upon notification of matching to the NOMC DI, interns will complete the hospital onboarding process.

  1. Complete an employee physical which includes proof of all vaccinations, including COVID-19 vaccination.
  2. Proof of 2 negative TB skin tests within the past 2 years.
  3. Drug screen.
  4. Background check.


Orientation begins in August. Interns attend 2 days of general hospital orientation followed by 2 days of program orientation with the internship director. Interns will also attend a 3 day MNT orientation before beginning their clinical rotations.

Clinical rotations make up the largest portion of the Dietetic Internship. Rotations are designed to advance in complexity as the program progresses culminating in clinical staff relief. The clinical experience is spread over many rotation sites to allow the intern exposure to different areas of specialty in medical nutrition therapy.

Management rotations are completed primarily at NOMC with shorter experiences at offsite locations. The management experience is completed with a Theme Meal project at NOMC.

Community rotations are spread throughout the program at a variety of locations.

The program has a 3 week choice rotation block in which the intern can choose a rotation of special interest. The intern is responsible for finding a rotation site and preceptor. The program director will assist the intern in this process as well as provide options for rotation sites. This is a unique opportunity for the intern to pursue supervised practice in their area of interest.

Interns will present three oral reports on topics in each area of the program, clinical, food service management, and community.

Noted Holidays:

  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • 1 Week at Thanksgiving
  • 2 Weeks over Christmas and New Year’s
  • Memorial Day

*The NOMC dietetic internship does not grant credit for prior learning or experience.

North Oaks Medical Center Internship Rotation Sites:

Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) - 608 hours

  • Inpatient at NOMC
  • LSU Lallie Kemp Regional Medical Center
  • University Medical Center New Orleans (Clinical, Burn,Infectious Disease, Oncology)
  • Fresenius and Davita Dialysis Centers (Renal Dialysis)
  • St Tammany Cancer Center (Oncology)
  • Bariatric
  • Pediatrics at OLOL and Children's Hospital in New Orleans

Food Service Management - 192 hours

  • North Oaks Medical Center
  • School Board Nutrition

Community - 152 hours

  • WIC
  • Baton Rouge General Hospital (Outpatient Counseling)
  • North Oaks Medical Center (Outpatient Counseling)
  • Pennington Biomedical Research Center (Research)

Choice - 72 hours

Professional Development: 88 hours

  • Practice resume writing, job applications, interviews, and salary negotiations Mentor senior dietetics students and practice Motivational Interviewing
  • Participate in cooking demonstrations and teach community nutrition classes
  • MNT Orientation