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Application Process

The Dietetic Internship Program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center uses the on-line centralized internship application, referred to as DICAS.​

There are three steps to complete the application process:

  1. DICAS Online
  2. VUMC Supplemental Application
  3. D&D Digital Computer Matching

To assist you in this process, print out the Admissions Checklist & Dates to keep you on track.

Step #1

Centralized Application: DICAS 

Dates: December 4, 2020 - February 15, 2021 at 11:59PM (CST)
Fees: See site fee for information.

Questions to address in the personal statement include:

  • Why do you want to enter the profession of dietetics? 
  • What are some experiences that have helped to prepare you for your career?
  • What are your short-term and long-term goals
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses or areas needing improvement?
  • Why are you a good fit for the Vanderbilt dietetic internship?
  • What contribution will you make to Vanderbilt and the community at large, during your internship?

Step #2

VUMC Supplemental Application


Dates: Postmarked on or before February 15, 2021
Fees: $75 application fee payable to VUMC Dietetic Internship

After you have filled out the form and submitted, you will receive an automatic e-mail confirmation to the e-mail address you provided. This confirmation page will need to be printed and mailed to us along with your application fee.

Step #3

D&D Digital Computer Matching 

Dates: rank internship choices by 12:00 am (CDT) on February 15, 2021
Fees:  See site for fee information.