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Welcome From Our Program Director
On behalf of the U.S. Military Dietetic Internship Consortium, the Army Medical Specialist Corps and the Air Force Biomedical Sciences Corps, I sincerely thank you for your interest in our Program. We offer a unique alternative to traditional graduate programs in nutrition and dietetic internships. Our program, known as The Graduate Program in Nutrition, entails 9 months of exceptional graduate dietetic education followed by a 12 month internship of practical experience and original research in preparation for the Registration Examination for Dietetics. Upon completion of the Program, students earn a Masters in Science from Baylor University, our sponsoring university. Students receive full military salaries and benefits during this training period. Our emphasis is on military leadership, research and clinical excellence. We are committed to our mission: First in the Nation for dietetic education, creating dynamic military dietitians.
As a prepatory program for military service as commissioned officers in the United States Army and United States Air Force, we have thoughtfully established our Program on a foundation of values. These values embrace Selfless Service to the Nation, Integrity, and Excellence in academics and research. We seek applicants who support these same values and wish to be a part of a legacy of military dietetics that has continued uninterrupted for almost 100 years.
Each year our program also considers fully qualified civilian Registered Dietitians (R.D.'s) as applicants into the Graduate Program in Nutrition. After completing the graduate coursework and research requirements they are assigned to military community hospitals and medical centers. Our benefits are unparalleled for both graduate students and entry-level dietitians in comparison to civilian programs; these benefits include 30 days of paid vacation each year, full health and dental benefits, and paid continuing education opportunities annually.
I am confident that once you explore our program and listen to what our recent graduates express about their experience, you will agree that the Graduate Program in Nutrition is the most challenging and rewarding program available to aspiring dietitians. After reviewing the website please do not hesitate to contact a healthcare recruiter to coordinate a visit to one of our training sites or speak with a recent graduate or faculty member who can answer your questions firsthand.
Lori Sigrist, PhD, RD