General Dietetic Internship Information
After a long history as separate programs, the independently accredited U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force Dietetic Internship Programs joined resources in 1998 and created the first "Dietetic Internship Consortium" in the nation, hence the name U.S. Military Dietetic Internship Consortium. Then in 2006 the Army Dietetic Internship expanded its initial entry level dietetics program to a 20-month combined Masters Degree and Internship program, with the Air Force joining the program in 2011. In 2016, the Air Force made the decision to close the Air Force Internship. As a result, the consortium dissolved and the Army again established an independently accredited dietetic internship. The current program is named the Graduate Program of Nutrition (GPN) and is comprised of the following 2 components:
- U.S. Military-Baylor University Masters Program of Nutrition
- U.S. Army Dietetic Internship
The Graduate Program of Nutrition is a two-phased, degree-producing program. Phase 1, the didactic portion, is approximately 9 months long and is completed at the Army Medical Department Center and School (AMEDDC&S), Fort Sam Houston (San Antonio), Texas. Phase 2, the internship and research portion, is approximately 11 months long and is completed at one of three locations: San Antonio Military Medical Center (TX), Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (MD), or Madigan Army Medical Center (WA). Students who successfully complete the program will be awarded a Master of Science Degree in Nutrition from Baylor University and will be eligible for the Registration Examination for Dietitians.
For more information on this exceptional program, please see the following website: www.baylor.edu/graduate/nutrition/
Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC)
Specifically, at Brooke Army Medical Center, the Department of Nutritional Medicine offers our dietetic interns clinical rotations on trauma critical care (medical and surgical), renal, oncology, orthopedics, diabetes management, pediatrics and neonatal intensive care unit, and community nutrition. We also have agreements with the Institute of Surgical Research and the San Antonio VA Hospital for burn and spinal rotations, respectively. In addition, the dietetic interns complete a robust food service systems rotation that culminates with a special meal for the hospital.
Beyond the dietetic internship responsibilities, our staff train new medical students, interns, and residents on nutrition support and burn, provide critical care training to deploying Registered Dietitians, educate pharmacy students from local universities, and present research at national level conferences.
Point of Contact for BAMC Department of Nutritional Medicine
Phone: (210) 916-3375