Hamilton Health Sciences
Dietetic Internship Program
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Hamilton Health Sciences' Dietetic Internship Program

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What is the Dietetic Internship experience at Hamilton Health Sciences? 

 

“I can't imagine having completed my internship anywhere else! These past 10 months have been intense at times, challenging, but extremely rewarding. The program has facilitated both my professional and personal growth and undoubtedly has helped to shape me into the great entry level dietitian I have become!” 
 
"I love the environment at HHS - I felt like a valuable team member and I was never scared to ask questions, as it is a teaching hospital. I really enjoyed the programs and I like that we got to experience working at different hospitals and learning to navigate those different areas.” 
 
“We are exposed to a variety of placements, which is great. The preceptors were great mentors and made learning so much information a very positive experience. It was evident that they were passionate about teaching and wanted me as an intern to get the most out of this experience. It is clear to me that the dietitians at HHS collaborate and work together, and that is an environment that I would like to work in in the future.” 
 
“The strengths of this Internship, for me, were: 
  • the variety of placement opportunities
  • the amount of clinical experience we gain!
  • fantastic preceptors who will stay late, just to make sure our learning is excellent
  • teams who are open to new learners
  • research-forward Dietitians
  • the number of education sessions
  • a very supportive learning environment"
 
“The clinical placements including outpatient and inpatient were the greatest strengths of this program. I feel like I gained a wide variety of skills and was exposed to all areas of dietetics. All of my preceptors were incredibly helpful in terms of teaching and guiding me, providing resources and opportunities for further learning, giving feedback in a constructive way and giving me enough independence to develop my own style of practicing dietetics prior to entering the career field. The patient populations available to practice with within HHS is a huge strong suit of this internship program and offer extremely valuable learning experiences.”
 
“Hamilton Public Health Services was a great place to learn how a public health dietitian works as there are so many RDs on site that are involved with different projects so it was helpful getting to know them and learning about the work they do within the community.”

For further information, contact:

Dietetic Education Coordinator
Hamilton Health Sciences
Phone:  905-521-2100 x44923
Email:  studentaffairs@hhsc.ca

Updated:  September 29, 2016 - HT/dz

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