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Current Intern Resources


Welcome New Interns!

We're excited to have you in our program and look forward to working with you this next year. There are some important things to do prior to beginning your internship. We've included all the information on this website. Please read through the information in each section thoroughly and work to complete each task in a timely manner (deadlines are specified). Many of the tasks must be completed promptly. Each of the pages in this section is password protected. You will need to enter the password each time you navigate to a new page. 


  

new intern tasks

orientation week

curriculum and evaluations

policies and procedures

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us.

  

 

USU Library Access

All USU Dietetic Interns have access to the USU Library online. Please utilize the tools and resources available to you.

See the USU Library Guide for access to tools and resources to help you with your assignments. 

LIBRARIANS


Erin Davis--Regional Campus and Distance Education Librarian

Sandra Weingart--Subject Librarian: Nutrition/Dietetics

 

The short video below will guide you through the USU Library Off-campus Access steps


 

 

USU DI Graduation

Interns preparing for graduation, or completion of the internship, will receive an email from their assigned faculty member with instructions. Graduation steps include completing graduation modules, filling out paperwork that will be mailed to the USU DI office, and completing forms on CDR's website, as well as reviewing information for newly credentialed dietitians.

When the USU DI receives the graduation paperwork through the mail the graduation process takes approximately 5-7 days as long as paperwork is completed correctly and graduation steps are completed on time. Contact your assigned faculty with questions. 

RD Exam Preparation

Once you have finished all required hours, assignments, and exams, the USU DI will email you all three passwords for the comprehensive exams. These exams are intended to help you prepare for the RD exam but should not be your only study materials. The exams will be the most helpful to you if used as recommended:

  • First, take all three exams before you begin to study. Then review these exams to assess where you stand with concepts (not questions, but concepts). 
  • You will have an idea of concepts or topics that you already know fairly well and those areas you need to study a little more. Make a list of these areas so you can spend the majority of your time studying those. Then put the exams aside. Do not continue to review them.
  • Second, gather your study materials and get to work. Your study materials may include your lecture notes/slides from your DPD program, your textbooks, and any other materials that you think will help you. As you decide what to use to help you study, consider your learning style and how you prepared for exams in the past. We have compiled a list of study materials below.
  • Once you are about 7-10 days out from taking the real exam, go back into our exams and take each one again, once. If you have improved and are getting over 80% (without taking the exams more than one time) you should feel confident that you are ready to take the RD exam. If you didn't get over 80%, it might be wise to call and postpone the exam for at least a few weeks while you continue to prepare.

RD Exam Study Materials

CDR RD Exam Study Outline:

CDR Study Guide for the Registration Examination for Dietitians:

AND's Student Exam Prep (StEP):

  • Provides access to a database of more than 700 in-depth questions covering all domains of the exam.
  • 90 day access
  • $225 for AND members

Inman's RD Exam Review:

  • Information and purchasing available on their website: www.inmanassoc.com
  • Available as a in-person course or on CD both include a review manual
  • In-depth review of the four domains covered on the RD examination
  • Sample test questions and test taking techniques are included
  • $385

Hess & Hunt (Review of Dietetics: Manual for the Registered Dietitian Exam, 2012-2013 Edition):  

  • Information and purchasing available on their website: www.hessandhunt.com
  • A good comprehensive review that follows the CDR study guide; no, practice questions
  • $150 

RD In A Flash (RD exam flashcards):

  • Information and purchasing available on their website: www.rdinaflash.com
  • Over 630 flashcards that review all domain topics covered in the RD exam
  • $125

RDStudy.com

  • Information and purchasing available on their website: www.rdstudy.com
  • Price varies depending on the length of time you choose to access the program ($70-$280)
  • Includes: practice tests, video tutorials, access to RD for questions
  • This may be a good option for practice for those who have test taking anxiety

DietitianExam.com

  • Information and purchasing available on their website: www.dietitianexam.com
  • Online 1-12 week online review program
  • Includes: 45 modules with lectures, key terms, and 25 questions each
  • $300 for up to 12 weeks of access

Breeding & Associates:

  • Information and purchasing available on their website: www.rdexam.us
  • 3-day review workshop (includes guide, flashcards, and online exam)- $500
  • Study guide, online exam and flashcards- Cost varies from $100-$300

Visual Veggies Practice Exam Software:

  • Information and purchasing available on their website: www.visualveggies.com
  • Offers practice exams that cover the various domains on the RD exam- $180

Smart Phone Apps

 

 

State Licensure/Certfication Information

Once you have become a Registered Dietitian, you will need to contact your specific state licensing agency.  To practice as a Registered Dietitian, most states have laws which regulate the practice of dietetics and for most states it is a VIOLATION of state law to practice dietetics without a license. So be sure to take care of this immediately after you become an RD.

Contact your specific state licensing agency to find out how to become licensed in your state. Usually, it's as simple as showing proof that you passed the RD exam, and paying a fee.  You will then need to renew the license every two or so years.  Remember, this is independent of maintaining your national registration (RD) through CDR and your membership in AND.

Go to http://www.cdrnet.org/state-licensure for a list of states with contact information for their licensing agency.