Curriculum Overview

The Sodexo Dietetic Internship Program is supported by MUSC's rich traditions of academic excellence, advanced clinical care and research for which it has achieved national recognition. Over 50 percent of our preceptors have either a graduate degree and/or an advance practice/specialty certification such as certified nutrition support practitioner, certified specialist in renal nutrition, and certified diabetes educator, to name a few.

Interns work with excellent instructors in outpatient and community clinics, inpatient acute-care, culinary kitchens, schools, fitness centers, corporate offices, and instructional food settings as they build confidence in professional skills and broaden their understanding of modern dietetics practice. Our curriculum features 3 overlapping modules: 

  • Rotations
  • Projects/Assignments
  • Didactic Coursework

About Our "Electives"

Please visit https://www.dieteticintern.com/concentrations.html to learn all the amazing electives (recently coined "concentrations) our beautiful greater Charleston area site can offer. We involve over 45 RDs at MUSC alone, in addition to another 40 community RDNs.  We have several options in clinical nutrition, weight management, diabetes, leadership, culinary, management, senior living, oncology, pediatrics, and private practice.  All interns will have opportunity to work with the sick and well, pediatrics to geriatrics, and everyone in between.  We can also build skills in evidence-based practice implementation, research article appraisal, group class teachings, motivational interviewing, budget analysis, quantity food procurement, nutrient analysis, and social media marketing.  

At this site, and depending on your elective track, interns will be at MUSC and many unique other local sites including our new Children's hospital, the Lowcountry Food Bank, the MUSC Wellness Center, the College of Charleston Sports Nutrition Program, private practice eating disorders/intuitive eating companies, a local health/wellness spa company, public policy, Trident Technical College culinary program, and media relations.  Check out these website below as  just a few examples of opportunities!

 

Nutrition by Mia

Lowcountry Food Bank

Synchronicity

Trident Tech Culinary Program

Nutrition Rites

MUSC clinical nutrition programs

 

Please note your chosen elective will determine how much time you spend directly at MUSC. Our program utilizes several  local and community hospital sites for inpatient, outpatient, and community experiences other than just MUSC.  

MUSC Interns