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Done with Rotations!!

Just when I thought I’d be an intern for the rest of my life, bam the last day of rotations comes and goes.  Today marked my last day of my dietetic internship rotations — the last of the 1200 (unpaid) hours.  Crazy how time flew by.  Looking back, I think I my rotations provided me with a wide variety of experiences in many different settings.

  • Academia (creating lunch & learns, writing grants, designing a new online nutrition course)
  • Community (nutrition lessons & activities for elementary kids at summer camp)
  • Acute care facilities (424-bed hospital, women & children’s hospital, 189-bed hospital, 70-bed rural hospital)
  • Rehabilitation facilities (80-bed rehab hospital)
  • Group homes (6-8 residents, rural setting)
  • Clinics (wound clinic, weight loss clinic, feeding & swallowing clinic, cleft palate clinic, cystic fibrosis clinic)
  • Community/Government programs (WIC nutrition counseling, grocery store tour, creating educational materials)
  • Foodservice (test trays, line temperatures, creating & implementing a smoothie bar, catering events, university dining hall, hospital foodservice, safety audits, in-services)
  • Sports nutrition (nutrition counseling sessions, presentations to athletes, body composition testing, creating meal plans)
  • Professional development (local, state-wide, & national meetings & conferences; giving many presentations in classes, seminars, and bootcamp)

The experience has certainly taught me a lot about the different roles of a dietitian and all the possible opportunities that are out there for those in the field of nutrition.  It’s going to be exciting to see where I end up in the next few years and beyond!

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