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”

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”

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”

The Life of a Dietetic Intern: Clinicals Week 4

I CANNOT believe I have just completed my first month of my dietetic internship! I’m a pretty adaptable person (just give me a few days and I’ll get used to most things), so I have to keep reminding myself that I am so fortunate to be having this experience and how hard I’ve worked toContinue reading “The Life of a Dietetic Intern: Clinicals Week 4”

The Life of a Dietetic Intern: Clinicals Week 3

Another week of clinicals in the books! Everyone said it would fly by and they were 100% right. I can’t believe Monday starts my fourth week of the internship. I’m really soaking in the experience but I won’t lie, I’m also excited that it’s going by so quickly! On Monday, my fellow interns and IContinue reading “The Life of a Dietetic Intern: Clinicals Week 3”

The Life of a Dietetic Intern: Clinicals Week 2

Another week in paradise! If you’re an RD2Be and terrified of the internship, please don’t be – it’s exciting and you learn so many new skills. As you’ll hear one million more times from everyone who’s been through the internship, just keep an open mind and be flexible! Week 2 of my clinical rotations startedContinue reading “The Life of a Dietetic Intern: Clinicals Week 2”