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Rotations/Sites - Dietetic Internship

'07-'08 Dietetic Interns

(40 weeks total)*

WMU's internship is a full-time program and meets five days a week, Monday through Friday.  Supervised practice experiences in clinical nutrition, community nutrition, school food and nutrition, and food service management are provided at the following facilities for 2014-15:

1 week: Orientation to Program

1 week: Orientation to Sustainable Food Systems
DeLano Farms (Kalamazoo Nature Center)
Dyer Family Organic Farm

Brooke 15 weeks: Clinical Nutrition Rotation consisting of:
Clinical Core - 11 weeks
Clinical Staff Relief - 3 weeks
Clinical Enrichment - 1 week (optional)
Rotations are at one of the following*:
Battle Creek Health System, Battle Creek
Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo
Bronson Hospital, Kalamazoo
Lakeland Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph
Metro Health Hospital, Wyoming (greater Grand Rapids)
Spectrum - Blodgett Memorial Med Center, Grand Rapids
St. Mary's Mercy Medical Center, Grand Rapids

3 weeks: Long-Term Care Rotation at one of the following*:
Alamo Nursing Home, Kalamazoo
Calhoun County Medical Facility, Battle Creek
Heartland Health Care Center, Kalamazoo
Holland Homes, Grand Rapids
Lakeland Continuing Care Center, St. Joseph
Tendercare Nursing Homes (various sites)

Lindsey5 weeks: Food Service Management Rotation
Food Service Core and Staff Relief
Rotations at one of the following*:
Borgess Hospital, Kalamazoo
Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo
Lakeland Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph
Metro Health Hospital, Wyoming (greater Grand Rapids)
St. Mary's Mercy Medical Center, Grand Rapids
WMU Dining Services, Western Michigan University

5 weeks: Community Nutrition RotationStacey and Maria
Staff Relief or Community enrichment at other sites
Core Rotations at one of the following*:
Berrien County Health Dept., Benton Harbor
Calhoun County Public Health Dept, Battle Creek
Cherry Street Health Services, Grand Rapids
Family Health Center WIC, Kalamazoo
InterCare Community Health Network, Bangor
Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services
Kent County Health Dept., Grand Rapids

2 weeks: Wellness Rotation
Onsite Wellness, LLC (Grand Rapids)
St. Mary’s Mercy Medical Center Wellness Program
Spartan Stores
YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo

An intern at Courtney school.3 weeks: School Nutrition and Food Service Rotation
School Nutrition Core 4 weeks at one of the following*:

Belding Area Schools
Cedar Springs Public Schools
Jenison-Hudsonville Food Service
Kalamazoo Public Schools
Portage Public Schools (greater Kalamazoo)
Vicksburg Community Schools
Watervliet Public Schools


2 weeks: Enrichment Rotation at End of Year (intern’s choice of site)

1 week: Wrap-Up Week (didactic time)

(2 weeks vacation per WMU academic calendar.)

*Facilities available for rotations and schedules are subject to change.