Interns need to complete their rotations. In the event an intern cannot complete their rotation within the allotted timeframe, they may request an extension or leave of absence from the Program Director in writing. Requests will be carefully reviewed and must be approved in writing before being granted.

Please work with your preceptors to ensure evaluation forms are submitted on time.

If an intern needs to request time away from their rotation, they must let the program director know via email and call as soon as possible. Every effort will be made to accommodate reasonable requests.

The following is a list of completion requirements.

  • Satisfactory completion of 1000 hours of supervised practice rotations.
  • Completion of 3 day Orientation.
  • Fulfill the ACEND required competencies (CRDN) during rotations.
  • Completed assignments, research project, reports, case studies, work assignments, and evaluations. Work assigned during the program must be submitted by the due date.
  • Successful completion of RD prep quizzes with a score or 70% or higher.
  • Oral presentation of one case study presentation for a target audience.
  • Complete a research project.
  • Receive an overall signed evaluation rating of 3 or higher from preceptors.
  • Maintain professional and ethical standards as outlined in the Academy of Nutrition Code of Ethics.
  • Agree to allow NYDDI to contact your employer regarding satisfaction with work performance.
  • Interns are requested to complete evaluations of their preceptors, facilities, rotations, NYDDI program and staff. Responses are confidential and help us with future planning.
  • Completion of both DI (competency and supervised practice hours requirement) and graduate degree.