Henry Ford Hospital Dietetic Internship Program Introduction

Highlights of the Henry Ford Hospital (HFH) Dietetic Internship Program include:

  • A 42-week educational program in Dietetics with a Nutrition Therapy concentration.
  • The faculty-to-student ratio is 1:1.
  • Interns graduate with Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Continuing Education credits.
  • The program includes: Critical Care, Enteral Nutrition, Oncology/Josephine Ford Cancer Institute, Cardiology/Health Coaching, Nephrology, Internal Medicine/Geriatrics, Infectious Disease/Wounds, Transplant/Pulmonary, and Pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Michigan.
  • Tuition is $4,400, and includes registration at the Breeding Review Course for the Registration Examination for Dietitians, the HFH Annual Nutrition Symposium, and other field trips.
  • Graduate credit is available to students if they are enrolled in Wayne State University's Graduate Nutrition Program and may be available through On-line Master’s Programs such as Central Michigan University.
  • The Henry Ford Hospital Dietetic Internship Program does not participate in any financial aid or scholarship programs.
  • Access to all programs / facilities within Henry Ford Health System such as:
    • Organizational performance and Learning program:
      • New Employee and Student Orientation which includes a System Overview, Ethics and Compliance; and A Culture of Patient Safety..
      • Leadership Development courses such as "Assertive Communication", "Behavioral Based Interviewing", "Performance Management and Coaching", "Dealing with Difficult Behavior" and "Teambuilding Strategies".
      • Employee Development courses such as: "Coping with Stress", "Interpersonal Communication: A Key to Success and Empowerment" and "Managing Change".
      • HFHS University classes covering: Pressure Ulcer Prevention, Age Appropriate Care of Adolescents and Adults, Care of the Transplant Patient, Diabetes, Patient Safety, Emergency Preparedness and Infection Control.
      • Henry Ford ENHANCE Employee Assistance Program which offers free, confidential assessment, and referral services.
      • Diversity Training programs.
    • Sladen Library and Center for Health Information Resources (including computer use, copying services, literature searches and interlibrary loan program)
    • Educational Classrooms
    • Audiovisual Department
    • Allied Health Education Council
    • Employee appreciation rewards
    • Observation of Special Studies procedures, like PEG, PEJ tube placement, Dynamic Swallow Study
    • Observation of Surgical procedures
    • Participation in Hospital functions like Employee Health fair, National Nutrition Month, Employee Recognition activities, Employee Safety Fair, Employee Wellness programs