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Dietetic Internship

The Baptist Health System Dietetic Internship program is a post-baccalaureate, supervised practice experience that allows successful participants to be eligible to take the examination for Registered Dietitians upon completion. Our overall pass rate for the Registered Dietitian’s exam is 94%. The length of the program is 39 weeks total, with three weeks of vacation and up to three personal days.  The total hours of the program are 1,248 supervised practice hours.  Dietetic Interns must also attend the required didactic class portion of this internship.  Supervised practice clinical and management/leadership rotations will take place within the Baptist Health System hospitals.  Supervised practice community rotations will take place in various sites in the San Antonio Community.

Mission Statements

The mission of the Baptist Health System is:

To provide the highest quality in healthcare delivery, education, and community service through a dedicated team of healthcare professionals working together in a compassionate Christian environment.

The mission of the Baptist Health System Dietetic Internship is:

To provide a high-quality dietetics practice program that prepares competent, professional, entry-level dietitians dedicated to the Christian mission of providing quality nutrition services to all persons seeking care.

 For more information, please contact:

Veronica Cortinas MS, RD, CSR, LD, CNSC
Program Director
Office: 210-297-7649

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The Baptist Health System Dietetic Internship is currently granted accreditation by the Accreditation for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606, 312-899-5400,

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