Eligibility for Hospitals offering RD internship

  • Hospitals should be approved and recognised by RD board.
  • Hospital Recognition Form to be duly filled and sent by 31st March through local Chapter President.
  • Bed strength of the hospital should be at least 100 or greater.

Eligibility of Dietitians offering RD internship

  • Hospital dietitian with minimum two years full time experience post RD with a clinical job profile (not part time).
  • OR 10+ years’ experience with a minimum five years in a multispecialty hospital.
  • Every eligible RD trainer can take only two candidates for a period of 6 months which amounts to only four candidates every year.
  • Dietitians in administration/managerial roles are not eligible as trainers.
  • Chapter Presidents to sign and write ‘Approved’ on the form. The final decision of approval rests with the RD Board.
  • Change in staff structure of RD trainer dietitians should be informed to the board within 30 days.
  • RD trainer leaving the hospital in between internship training should complete the required paper work and documentation of the RD trainee student.
  • List of RD interns (Annexure 1) should be handed over to the RD Exam applicant for uploading along with the application form.
  • Following the competency package is mandatory by all RD trainers.
  • Annexures 3 & 4 duly filled and signed should be handed over to the intern for uploading with application form.
  • Internship Certificate should be given to the student.
  • RD Internship should be done separately and not as a part of any course work.