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Step 2: Where Will You Train?

Applicants to the Utah State University Dietetic Internship have the opportunity to train anywhere in the United States. Those interested in training in Utah must be graduating, or be a graduate of, an accredited dietetic undergraduate program in Utah or currently reside in the state. 



Outside of Utah 

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For interns training outside of Utah, the USU Dietetic Internship is uniquely flexible. The design allows interns to choose their training locations and schedule rotations at a time that is convenient for them. This option requires applicants to arrange ALL of their practice facilities and preceptors on their own. Applicants will find preceptors for clinical, food service systems management and community rotations.

Graduates of the USU DPD program are eligible to participate in the Pre-Select Procedure.

Applicants who are planning to train in Southern California, please contact Lacie Peterson before contacting potential preceptors for your Community/WIC rotations.

While completing the application, applicants training outside of Utah will need to complete the full Rotation Summary Form. In addition to the Rotation Summary Form, applicants need to complete the Facility Form and Preceptor Form. These forms need to be included in your application materials. Refer to Step 6: Required Forms for more information on where to send completed forms. For more information on finding preceptors and acceptable training facilities see Step 3: Finding Preceptors.

Inside of Utah

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Training positions inside of Utah are reserved for graduates of accredited dietetic undergraduate programs in Utah, or students already residing in Utah*.

Due to restrictions on locations and available training times, training locations in Utah are not as flexible as outside of Utah. Applicants may request and rank specific start times and geographic locations in Utah; however, specific requests are not guaranteed.

Graduates of the USU DPD program are eligible to participate in the Pre-Select Procedure.

 
Training locations in Utah are those considered in and around the Wasatch Front only (Cache County to Utah County). The master schedule and training sites for those interns training in Utah will be arranged by the USU DI Faculty.

Please DO NOT contact preceptors in Utah (Wasatch Front) on your own.

Other locations in Utah, such as St. George, are considered "outside of Utah" locations. Interns interested in these areas should follow the directions for outside of Utah applicants (above).

While completing the application, applicants wishing to train exclusively inside of Utah only need to complete the top half of the Rotation Summary FormThis form needs to be included in your application materials. Refer to Step 6: Required Forms for more information on where to send completed forms.

*If you currently reside in Utah, but did not complete your DPD coursework in a Utah-based school, contact Nicole Vance at nicole.vance@usu.edu or 385-646-5570.

Utah-Hybrid

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The Utah-Hybrid option allows interns to complete some of their internship rotations in Utah. This means that applicants will complete some of their training inside of Utah and some of their training outside of Utah. Interns applying as a Utah-Hybrid will be required to secure either their clinical rotations (IPC, OPC, LTC) outside of Utah OR their food service systems management and community rotations outside of Utah. If an intern finds their clinical rotations outside of Utah, the USU DI will arrange the intern's food service systems management and community rotations inside of Utah. If an intern finds their food service systems management and community rotations outside of Utah, the USU DI will arrange the intern's clinical rotations inside of Utah. 

Training positions inside of Utah are reserved for graduates of accredited dietetic undergraduate programs in Utah, or students already residing in Utah.

Graduates of the USU DPD program are eligible to participate in the Pre-Select Procedure.

Applying for Utah-Hybrid training gives qualified, Utah-based applicants a better chance of receiving an internship appointment than applying for a spot exclusively in Utah. Additionially, if Utah-Hybrid applicant finds preceptors for all of their rotations outside of Utah, they have more flexibility as a hybrid applicant. 

The schedule and training sites for the inside of Utah rotations will be arranged by the internship faculty upon acceptance to the internship. The rotations arranged by faculty will take place in facilities along the Wastach Front (Cache County to Utah County). The USU DI will work with each intern to arrange inside of Utah rotations around the intern's outside of Utah rotations. Final schedules will be provided after the spring match.  

Please DO NOT contact preceptors in Utah (along the Wasatch Front) on your own. 

While completing the application, Utah-Hybrid applicants need to complete the full Rotation Summary Form. However, they only need to list facilities and preceptor information for the rotations that have been set up to be completed outside of Utah. In addition to the Rotation Summary Form, applicants need to complete the Facility Form and Preceptor Form. These forms need to be included in your application materials. Refer to Step 6: Required Forms for more information on where to send completed forms. For more information on finding preceptors and acceptable training facilities Step 3: Finding Preceptors.



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