KADDI participates in both fall and spring matches and has full-time and part-time options in the April match. We only offer the full-time program in January.
The GRE is not required, however, all applicants who submit a supplemental application must take an online aptitude exam. You must
score >70% to be admitted to the program.
Students must complete a minimum of 1212 hours of supervised practice. This occurs in a variety of educational settings and may include hospitals,
clinics, long-term care and rehabilitation centers, schools, foodservice kitchens, and community health entities. Interns in this program are responsible for finding and suggesting their own preceptors. However, the KADDI program will screen all preceptors
and sites to ensure they meet minimum qualifications and demonstrate required credentials and knowledge about the specific area of expertise related to dietetics. The program’s legal department will also obtain affiliation agreements with all facilities.
The curriculum has already been developed for you and your preceptors. A handbook is provided for preceptors and they are encouraged to take advantage of the free training available through the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
The program also provides access to free continuing professional education credits (CPEUs) through a journal club for preceptors and access to the Molly Kellogg Counseling Workshop.
KADDI prefers applicants
have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and a grade of B or better in all didactic dietetic courses. Work or volunteer experience is encouraged and is scored by the applications committee; however, those without work experience will
not be excluded from consideration. Applicants who have earned the DTR credential or who have advanced degrees will receive extra credit on the evaluation rubric. All qualified applicants will be given an online aptitude test that will be
used when making ranking decisions.
KADDI participates in Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Service. The DICAS website is accessed at https://portal.dicas.org.
Their email is DICASinfo@dicas.org. KADDI takes part in both the spring (April) and fall (November) matches. The online application must be completed by 11:59 pm central standard time on February 15 for the April
match and by September 25 for the November match. DICAS charges $45 for the first application submitted and $20 for each additional application.
The DICAS application must
Personal Statement - please use the same instructions as you find in DICAS. KADDI uses the personal statement to evaluate your ability to write a decent sentence and produce an essay
that is free of misspelled words, grammar mistakes and typos.
Transcripts – official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be sent to DICAS –
Transcript Dept., PO box 9118, Watertown, MA 02472. DICAS will scan transcripts and place an electronic copy of each into your application. NOTE: You may apply to KADDI prior to graduation. If you are accepted, KADDI will require an official copy of the final
transcript after your degree is posted.
Verification Statement or Declaration of Intent – This will be submitted to DICAS by your Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) program
director. The DICAS website has directions. NOTE: KADDI will require you to send an original verification statement if you are matched and admitted to our program.
Recommendations – When completing
the application form, applicants must include the name and contact information (email address) for each reference. This triggers an email message requesting completion of a recommendation form which is completed online. Students submitting applications to
multiple internships should choose them so as to use the same individuals as references for each application. Please include one recommendation from a professor, one from a work or volunteer supervisor and one other of your choice. We recommend the third be
from another professor. Do not use a family member or friend.
KADDI does not charge a fee to review your application, however, KADDI wants to get to know you and requires a Supplemental Application. This should be postmarked by the same date as your application is due to DICAS (February 15 or September
25). Applications received after the DICAS deadline may not receive consideration. Please include the items listed below and send to:
Keith & Associates Distance Dietetic Internship
115 W. 3rd Street, Suite 800
Tulsa, OK 74103
KADDI Supplemental Application (download KADDI Application Checklist and follow it exactly).
- Resume - send us your resume.
- Rotation Calendar -
plan a calendar of your internship; the rotations can go in any order you choose and negotiate with your sites and preceptors. You can change the calendar after you are accepted if needed. Please try to keep the 8-weeks of clinical together and go to just
- Facility Forms - include a form for each site where you intend to go. Be sure to list the name of the person in charge of executing affiliation agreements.
Our contracts specialist will execute the affiliation agreement after you are matched. If a preceptor or facility representative has questions we are happy to talk with them (call Crystal at 918-585-3045).
- Preceptor Forms - completed KADDI form (link
is below) for primary preceptors for clinical, foodservice and community rotations. The same RD can serve as both clinical and foodservice preceptor if it is to be done in the same facility. You must have preceptors identified when we review your application.
Please include the preceptor's resume and pertinent continuing education (see preceptor form for details). You should also line up a preceptor and site for the entrepreneurship rotation while in the program. KADDI requires you to have at least two
and up to four sites for community rotations.
- Prior Assessed Learning form and supporting documents if you are requesting credit for learning from work
or volunteer experiences. There is a $50 fee for this service. Submit a check or money order payable to KADDI with your supplemental application.
- Any other information you want us to know and
consider when reviewing your application (how many hours you worked while in school, participation in sports, etc.).
If you have questions about how to apply to KADDI, call the director Patti Landers
at (918) 574-8598 or email KADDI@consultingdietitians.com.