College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Nutrition & Food Science

Selection Process

Applicant Screening

A complete packet includes completion of: DICAS on-line application, submission of international applicants form (as appropriate), TOEFL scores (as appropriate) and submission of UMCP program application fee ($40). Incomplete packets will not be considered.

Applicants will be ranked using standard criteria on the basis of: academic performance, evidence of maturity, organizational skills, interpersonal skills, self-direction, quality of references, perceived understanding of the field, and compatibility of applicant's goals with mission of our program.

 

Interviews     

Top applicants will be interviewed in person (or if out-of-state by online video conference) for forty-five minutes. There will be interviews during the late-February through the middle of March. The interview will provide the applicant with further information about the program and allow the applicant to demonstrate their potential to the Dietetic Internship Selection Committee.

Computer Matching

Applicants must register on-line at D&D Digital, pay the $55.00 computer match fee by credit card, and enter both their contact information and Dietetic Internship preferences by 11:59 p.m. Central Time -- February 15, 2019. Please see the D&D Digital Website for information.

 

Following Acceptance to the Internship Program, the student will receive:

  • A welcome letter with further information re: housing, etc;
  • The letter of agreement and a copy of the Internship policies;
  • A list of pre -program assignments;
  • A list of requirements including medical tests, medical insurance, driver's license with automobile insurance, and professional liability insurance.

 

 

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