Sage Graduate Schools Dietetic Internship

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2014-15 Dietetic Internship Calendar

Notice for 2014 Spring Match Applicants

Competitive Advantages

The Sage Graduate Schools Dietetic Internship:

  • specializes in preparing future dietitians in clinical, food service management, and community nutrition
  • offers a group of top-rated faculty active in all areas of the field
  • collaborates with specialized dietitians and other area professionals to bring their wide range of expertise to the program
  • provides each intern with individual attention and support
  • offers five graduate courses that may be applied to a master's degree in either Applied Nutrition or Health Services Administration

This program is only for students who have successfully completed at least a baccalaureate degree and minimum academic requirements established by The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics - a didactic program in dietetics-DPD. Successful graduates of the program are eligible to take the registration examination to earn "R.D." status. 

Application Information for Fall 2014

The Sage Dietetic Internship will participate in the DI Centralized Application System (DICAS) for the spring 2014 match. The information contained in these web pages are valid for the September, 2014 class. For further details about the program, please contact DI Associate Director, Keri McComb, MS, RD, CLC, at (518) 244-2244 or via e-mail at mccomk@sage.edu.

The Sage DI offers a 2-year MS/DI option for both the Onsite and the Distance tracks.  If you are interested in combining a master's degree while completing the Dietetic Internship at Sage, click here to find instructions for admission.

The Sage DI Onsite Track capacity is a total of 16 interns.  We receive on average 50 applications per year, of those 6 are preselect Sage students, leaving 10 spots for the DICAS match. The process for selecting applicants is as follows:

  1. First pass: remove all incomplete applications, and those with GPA < 3.0
  2. Second pass: review all applications and remove unsatisfactory ones. For example, applications with several negative letters of recommendations.
  3. Third pass: Each of the remaining applications will be sent to three (3) reviewers who will score the applicant based on GPA, experience, letters of reference, goals statement and other factors. Some of these applicants may be contacted by the DI Director in February 2014. A Skype session may also be arranged.  Due to volume of applications, we will only be contacting applicants for additional information. if you have not been contacted, it only means we have no questions for you.
  4. Fourth pass: Reviewers' scores for each applicant will be averaged. Applicants will then be ranked based on the reviewers' average scores as well as information gathered on interview day.  
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DI Information Sessions

All prospective interns are strongly encouraged to either attend an Information Session or arrange a telephone Information Session prior to completing the Dietetic Internship Application packet, which is due Feb. 15, 2014 for the Fall 2014 class.

Upcoming information sessions (Cowee IV):

DICAS info sessions for Sage students (ACK 300):

ACK= Sessions are held on the Troy Campus in Ackerman Hall, Room 300.
A= Sessions are held at the Kahl Campus Center Room 224 on the Albany Campus
T= Sessions are held at Buchman Pavilion, Troy Campus

Please contact DI Director, Professor McComb at mccomk@sage.edu or, Ms. Morgan at morgam1@sage.edu, if you wish to attend one of these sessions. More sessions will be scheduled for 2013. Please check back often for updated Information Sessions and Admissions Events.

* Please contact Ms. Keri McComb at mccomk@sage.edu, or Ms. Michelle Morgan at morgam1@sage.edu, for more information regarding the Distance Track information session.

If you wish to attend one of these sessions. More sessions will be scheduled for 2014.

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