Stipend: A monthly stipend of $90.00 is furnished to each dietetic intern.
Liability Insurance: The dietetic intern is covered for professional liability by Vanderbilt University. The cost is covered by student fees.
Occupational Health Services: Dietetic interns may be seen in the Occupational Health Service facility for acute care visits (e.g., sore throat) at no charge. Referrals to physicians and other medically necessary procedures or tests will be billed to the student's health insurance. Services provided would be billed to the student's health insurance carrier. All students will receive health screening and immunization updates as needed.
Financial Aid: Federally funded guaranteed student loans (Stafford unsubsidized) are available to eligible dietetic interns through the Federal Direct Loan Program. Loans may be processed after 30 days of enrollment. Upon request, a financial aid packet will be sent to each student accepted into the program. Additionally, the applicant may write to The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation prior to December 31, 2013, to request a loan or scholarship application for the 2014/2015 academic year. Also, state and/or district dietetic associations may have scholarship programs. Contact your state or local dietetic association president for information.
Meal Allowance: Each intern will receive a meal allowance to be used at the designated Medical Center food courts.
Scholarships: The Ann Goldberg Coca Cola Scholarship fund has been established by the Vanderbilt Medical Center Dietetic Internship Program to award scholarships to dietetic interns whose national ethnic origin is considered to be a minority in the field of dietetics. Scholarships are awarded after appointment to the program and are need-based awards. For more information, please contact the program director.
All students are encouraged to apply for scholarships through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation and/or state and local dietetic associations.
The stipend, benefits and fees are subject to change without notice.