Clinical Dietetics

In the clinical rotation interns will have experiences with patient assessment, the nutrition focused physical exam, diet educations, enteral nutrition and parenteral nutrition. Interns will gain familiarity with the hospital setting and working within a team to provide patient-centered care. Throughout the internship, interns learn different ways in which technology can enhance clinical practice.

Technology in The Clinical Realm


Electronic Health Record

Interns navigate EHR to create mini and major case studies.

IPE clinic

Interprofessional Practice and Education

Interns gain interdisciplinary  experience with non-English speaking patients.


Clinical Decision Support

Interns collaborate to create a flowchart outlining  medical decision making.

Children’s National Hospital

Every intern has a rotation at Children’s National Hospital where they have the opportunity to focus on pediatric nutrition in specialities such as:


  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Cardiology
  • Eating Disorders
  • Pulmonary/Cystic Fibrosis
  • Metabolic
  • Neurology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Diabetes
  • Intestinal Rehab


  • Eating Disorder
  • Weight Management
  • Gastroenterology
Washington, D.C.

Intern Testimonials

“I was able to apply my tube feeding knowledge by calculating, initiating and advancing feedings for patients with various medical concerns. I also enjoyed observing an outpatient interdisciplinary gastrointestinal clinic at Children’s National Hospital.”

-Intern at Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Bernie, MD

“I liked being able to practice my nutrition support calculations in real life for a real patient instead of just a case study. Doing this felt very clinically important to the patient’s care and recovery. I also thought it was cool being able to collaborate with the pharmacist to come up with custom TPN orders.”

-Intern at Sibley Memorial Hospital in NW Washington DC

“I enjoyed getting to see what an inpatient dietitian does and how they interact with the other members of the healthcare team to provide the best care for the patient.”

-Intern at St. Joe’s Hospital in Towson, MD

“During my time at Meritus, I spent time with a variety of dietitians of varying backgrounds, which was ideal for my learning experience. Each dietitian taught me something new and exciting, which I truly value. I even had the opportunity to watch a bedside PEG tube get placed.”

-Intern at Meritus in Hagerstown, MD

“Something I was really excited about doing was getting to shadow a dialysis nurse in the hospital. I saw how they set up the machines, how they work and how the patients are prepared for dialysis depending on the type of dialysis they were receiving.”

-Intern at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, MD

“I had the chance to go to rounds, which was a great experience to hear from physicians, nurses, therapists and social workers. I even got a chance to talk about the patient I was seeing at the time! This experience gave me the insight to see how it feels to be a dietitian someday.”

-Intern at Sibley Memorial Hospital in NW Washington DC

“An experience I thought was awesome to see was a modified barium swallow alongside a speech pathologist. I also like being on different floors and seeing the different situations patients are in.”

-Intern at Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, MD

“During my time with clinical rotation I was able to spend my time in two different outpatient settings all within the hospital I was based in. I really enjoyed being able to see patients for more than a few minutes and an overview of disease states. Then, I spent the remaining 8 weeks working with inpatients at the same hospital system.”

-Intern at Frederick Memorial Hospital in Frederick, MD

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