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Dietetic Internship

Effective July 1, 2019, the Rutgers School of Health Professions Dietetic Internship is not accepting applications and it has placed itself on inactive status with the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics.

The Rutgers School of Health Professions (SHP) graduated our 47th class of dietetic interns in May. As of July 1, the program is on inactive status with the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics.  As you know, our Department is committed to entry-level dietetic education and this change is part of our transition to become the U.S.’s first accredited Future Model Graduate program which includes experiential learning (clerkships reflect the rotations).  Our new entry-level Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition program’s first class started in Fall 2018 and will graduate in January 2020. Please visit our website for more information on this new program. Information for the Future Education Model can be found here.  This is an exciting development for the profession and SHP.  Some of you may also be preceptors for these students in their clerkships.

If you are interested in continuing your own professional education either in a degree program at the master’s or doctoral level or for continuing professional education (CPE), please consider the wealth of opportunities offered by Rutgers SHP. Our internationally recognized M.S. in Clinical Nutrition and Doctor of Clinical Nutrition programs are uniquely designed to fit the needs of working RDNs as hybrid programs. For more information on our  academic programs or CPE, please contact Jessie Sullivan at We invite you to stay connected with the Department on Facebook and on LinkedIn.

This year, I served as internship director with a part-time faculty Rachael Patusco. Our long term faculty member and internship director, Gerri McKay, retired in 2018.  It was a great year. The strength of the class was excellent to observe and learn with. We are proud of our program’s and school’s history:

  • From starting at CMDNJ, New Jersey Medical School and Martland Hospital,
  • Moving to the new School of Allied Health,
  • Moving to College Hospital and later University Hospital,
  • Becoming the School of Health Related Professions and CMDNJ becoming UMDNJ,
  • Growing from 6 to 8 to 16 interns with preceptors from numerous health facilities across the State
  • Becoming part of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
  • Changing the School name to the School of Health Professions

I hope you are proud to be an alumnus of the School of Health Professions, Department of Clinical and Preventive Nutrition Sciences.

Should you have other questions about our programs or wish to refer a student, please feel free to contact Julie O’Sullivan-Maillet, at 973-220-1357, or We would enjoy hearing from you.


Julie O’Sullivan Maillet PhD, RD, FAND
Professor and DI Class of 1976

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