Holidays, vacation and sick leave
Six holidays are granted during the internship year. These include Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Martin Luther King's Birthday. If scheduled to work a holiday, a compensatory day will be given at another time. One week of vacation is scheduled at Christmas.
Interns are required to provide evidence of health insurance. Ambulatory medical services are available through the Student Health Service with payment of an optional student health fee. Additionally, student health insurance can be purchased which covers inpatient medical care. Interns are covered by University of Kentucky Malpractice Insurance during performance of activities required for completion of the internship program.
Interns are expected to dress professionally and to wear a lab coat over personal clothing and regular shoes for clinical and community experiences. Appropriate shoes are required for working in the food service areas. Lab coats are provided by the hospitals except for the community experiences.
All applicants to Dietetic Internships (DI) and most Preprofessional Practice Programs must participate in computer matching. Applicants should request instructions and a mark/sense card to prioritize their DI preferences. Applicants should request this material from any AND-approved Didactic Program in Dietetics or from D&D Digital Systems. This request should be made to allow turn around time for submitting by a February 2014, postmark deadline. Contact D&D Digital Systems at:
D&D Digital Systems
304 Main Street, Suite 301
Ames, IA 50010
There are other policies that guide our internship. Many of the policies are directed from AND in order for us to maintain accreditation. Some are part of University of Kentucky and/or Veterans Administration guidelines. If you would like a complete list of all the policies for such things as remedial work, evaluation processes, etc please contact the Program Director Beverly Lenahan, and she will be happy to link all the policies involved.