DICAS (the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Service) collects application materials in one place so that you need only to send your information to one place and Internships may view your material easily. DICAS has nothing to do with decisions about who is matched to an Internship. Their sole responsibility is to provide a place online where your application materials will be stored. It is very wise to start your application now. You may go in and out of your application as many times as you want as you add or edit information. You will not be able to get the information needed if you wait until the last minute. You will need forms completed by your DPD Program Director, your references, and your transcripts among other things. Since the individuals providing this information will be responding to many requests, it is important to make these requests VERY early. The DICAS application fee for the first program selected is $45 and $20 for each additional program. DICAS has released an overview video which shows how to navigate through the sections of the DICAS application. View the overview video below.
D & D Digital is a company which contracts with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to run the matching part of the Intern selection process. They have nothing to do with decisions about who is matched to an Internship. Their role is to manage the software which "matches" your preferences for Internships and and Internships' preferences for applicants. The link to the D&D Digital portal is below. Scroll down to Massachusetts Internships to find Priority Nutrition Care Dietetic Internship. Very important information about D&D Digital is that applicants who have registered for the match, no additional internships can be added to your list. The registration fee for D & D Digital is $55. Below is also a short video on how to navigate the D & D Digital portal.
This application is submitted directly to our Program through a simple online form. It is due on the same day as the DICAS and D&D Digital due dates. The fee is $75 payable by credit or debit card.
The Preceptor forms which are located on our website www.PNCDDI.com on the Preceptor page are used to confirm that the Preceptors that you contacted have agreed to precept you. This is not an application to be a preceptor. They must be completed and submitted by your PRECEPTORS. Use the Preceptor Contact Form button below, which is submitted electronically. Preceptor contact forms for the first two rotations must be submitted. There is additional information using the Preceptor Information button below. As an applicant, you would benefit from becoming familiar with this information.
This form is used to list the locations for your rotations and preceptors. You must complete this form and include your sites for the first two rotations, one of which must be clinical.