"My experience in the Concordia Dietetic Internship was especially valuable due to the training I received during the three different rotations. For each rotation, food service, clinical and community, I was immersed into the procedures of a particular facility. In addition to the dietetic experience I gained, I also learned how to navigate three different staffing, tracking and computer systems. It was as if I was a new staff member at each facility. I learned that each organization does things a little differently and that I was able to catch on to those systems quickly. This put me at ease with being in a new job situation and was excellent preparation for my first dietetic position."
Kim Bailey, RD '07
Clay-Wilkin Head Start
"After graduating from the Concordia Dietetic Internship, I was hired as a clinical dietitian at University Hospital (UH) in San Antonio, Texas. UH is a 640-bed teaching hospital and is the lead Level-I trauma center for 22 counties in southern Texas. Upon hire, I was chosen to cover the transplant and transplant ICU, where I was able to make assessments and provide education for lung, kidney, pancreas and liver transplant patients. Due to changes in staffing needs, I am currently the pediatric and general medicine dietitian. Working at UH has allowed me to capitalize on meeting the high-risk needs of two very special patient populations. I am glad that during my Concordia Internship I worked at Migrant Health, where I was able to utilize my knowledge of Spanish, which I use daily in my current position. I also feels that the unique skills I acquired during my clinical rotation working with a metabolic disease dietitian helped drive my passion toward pediatric nutrition."
Kaylan Crowther RD '09
"Since completion of Concordia's Dietetic Internship, I accepted a Clinical Dietitian position at Golden Living Center in Roseville, MN. I felt that one of the greatest benefits of Concordia's program was that they provide each intern lengthy experiences in all three areas of dietetics: clinical, community and food service. By having these in-depth field experiences, I feel I was prepared for any dietetic field I wanted to pursue, that being food service, clinical, or even food marketing and public relations. Overall, Concordia prepared me for the next chapter in my life; finding a career in dietetics and helped me continue my dream of life long learning by monthly providing study sessions that have prepared me to take the RD exam."
Breanne C. Bian '10