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

For further information about the Dietetic Internship Program or for Application Information, click on the links on the right side of this page.