Essay about Dietetic Intern Position at Mount Mary College

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I am writing to apply for a dietetic intern position at the Mount Mary College. After researching the entire dietetic internship (DI) programs on the Internet, I became very interested in pursuing a position in your dietetic internship. I am confident that it will provide me with a wide variety of practical hands-on experience and the valuable didactic training I need to be successful for my career goals. If given the opportunity, I am highly motivated to successfully complete the internship program and achieve my goal of becoming a Registered Dietitian (RD).
Over the past six years, I have been committed to gaining as much work experience in the dietetic field as possible, regardless paid or volunteer, along with my academic course
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I believe that the general rotations of the MMDI offer and provide me with a wide variety of clinical settings and outpatient services, which will help me learn how to best serve diversity of patients and discover new interests.
My short-term goals are to enhance my knowledge of medical nutrition therapy, to gain experiences in all aspects of the dietetic field especially in clinical nutrition setting, and to become an RD and Certified Diabetes Educator. My long-term career goals are pursue a master degree in dietetics, engage in community nutrition to promote wellness and preventative health care for socio-economically and culturally fragile populations. My special interest has been always in the prevention of chronic disease diseases such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, obesity, and some types of cancers because I believe many of these conditions are preventable by modifying lifestyle factors, such as healthy eating and moderate physical activity. Eventually, I am interested in going into private practice after I have obtained sufficient outpatient experience. MMDI is one of few internship programs emphasizes on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention that provides opportunity to gain additional skills in the areas than other DI programs, which would be extremely beneficial to my short and long-term career goals.
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