The Life of a Dietetic Intern: Food Service Week 3

So this is the week of internship that finally almost killed me! Let’s talk, friends. Here’s the thing about the dietetic internship – there are no sick days. We’re really lucky that the program at Life U gives us a some really generous vacation breaks for major holidays, but many programs don’t. It’s unrealistic andContinue reading “The Life of a Dietetic Intern: Food Service Week 3”

The Life of a Dietetic Intern: Food Service Week 2

Hello there friends! This week of food service was absolute madness because we had our big holiday party which meant lots of last minute running around, putting out fires, and waking up (extra) early. So far food service has been much better than I thought it would be, and much of that is due toContinue reading “The Life of a Dietetic Intern: Food Service Week 2”

The Life of a Dietetic Intern: Food Service Week 1

All right I’ll be honest – food service is the rotation that I’ve been kind of dreading. I’m not into food service (like most of us dietetic interns), and I really just had no idea what to expect. BUT, here’s the awesome part – I’m completing my food service rotation at the same facility whereContinue reading “The Life of a Dietetic Intern: Food Service Week 1”

5 Myths About Food Service Dietetics Dispelled

Okay, honesty time – I dreaded my food service rotation more than any other, and I suffered restlessly through each and every one of my food service classes during undergrad. And know I wasn’t alone in this, because food service is well-known as the redheaded stepchild of dietetics (is that term offensive yet? Seems likeContinue reading “5 Myths About Food Service Dietetics Dispelled”

Top 8 Podcasts for Long Commutes

Confession: I used to have major road rage. My biggest triggers were slow drivers and people who tailgate – ironically, I would tailgate people who drove slow and drive slow in front of people who tailgated. AHHH, so mature. All I can say is THANK YOU PODCASTS, because now I kind of sort of almostContinue reading “Top 8 Podcasts for Long Commutes”

The Life of a Dietetic Intern: LTAC Week 1

Before we get started, what is LTAC??? This is a term I heard thrown around a lot in my clinical rotations and I finally found out it stands for Long Term Acute Care. Patients who need significant medical support for an extended period of time go to LTAC, so the people here are typically onContinue reading “The Life of a Dietetic Intern: LTAC Week 1”

Clinicals Week 7 & 8

Well folks, that’s a wrap for my first clinical rotation as a dietetic intern! I’m genuinely sad that it’s over because I really grew to enjoy working with the RDs and patients at my hospital. BUT, that is the nature of the internship, right? The last two weeks of clinicals was crazy hectic because IContinue reading “Clinicals Week 7 & 8”

What You (Really) Need For Clinical Rotations

During my first 6 weeks of clinical rotations, I hauled a big bag full of books with me every day to the hospital. I may have looked like a total dork but guess what? If I didn’t know something, I was able to easily look it up! My motto is if I have a question,Continue reading “What You (Really) Need For Clinical Rotations”

The Life of a Dietetic Intern: Clinicals Week 6

Here we are at the end of week 6 of clinical rotations … and I’ll be honest, I’m dragging a little bit! The good thing is I got to do lots of really interesting things this week, so let’s get into it! My preceptor was out of town for the first part of the week,Continue reading “The Life of a Dietetic Intern: Clinicals Week 6”

The Life of a Dietetic Intern: Clinicals Week 5

Well friends, I am writing this post from my phone, at 10 pm, about a week late, and with a cider in my hand. Week 5 was an absolute blur and rather than give you a recap of what I did, I’d like to have a little heart to heart with my fellow RD2Be’s. IContinue reading “The Life of a Dietetic Intern: Clinicals Week 5”