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About the Dietetics Internship Program

From the Director

Kira Galloway

Thank you for your consideration of the University of Kentucky Hospital Dietetic Internship! This dietetic internship has been accredited since 1969 and has a long-standing history of excellence with a historical first time pass rate of 97%. If matched to this program you should expect a challenging, yet incredibly rewarding program that will undoubtedly prepare you to succeed as an entry level registered dietitian.

As a program graduate and previous preceptor of this program, I am incredibly proud and honored to serve as the Dietetic Internship Director since November 2020. I can certainly relate to life as a UK Hospital dietetic intern and also appreciate the amount of time and dedication every preceptor of this program provides to ensure that interns have an exceptional experience.

As a UK Hospital dietetic intern you should expect to spend Monday through Friday in your various rotations completing nutrition assessments while following the nutrition care process with the guidance of your preceptors. The evenings and weekends are spent completing rotation assignments including, but not limited to review questions, terms, and topic discussions that you will culminate into a rotation specific binder that you turn in for each rotation. You will also get more comfortable with public speaking as you will present multiple patient presentations/case studies, a journal club presentation to demonstrate your evaluation of current research, and a presentation on a hot topic in nutrition.

If you are interested in a clinically focused dietetic internship that will grow you both academically and professionally, this may just be the right one for you! Please take some time to browse the wealth of information on our website and attend one of our Open Houses. I am happy to answer any questions you may have and I wish you the best of luck during the application process!

Kira Galloway, MBA, RD, LD