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Dietetic Internship Program
To share the story of your Massachusetts General Dietetic Internship and what you have been up to since graduation, please visit the Alumni & Friends page.
I remember seeing my schedule for the year and being really excited by all the rotations and experiences we’d have. Some of my most vivid memories of my time at Mass General include counseling my first patient solo and how nervous I was – let’s just say I had a lot to learn. I'll never forget deep frying 200 pieces of catfish in lots of butter. MGH exposed me to a variety of different opportunities for different career options – and helped me shape my own career path. During my independent two week study, I spent time at the Optimal Weight for Life (OWL) clinic where I was later offered a job after graduation.
I completed my Master’s Degree in Nutrition Science at Framingham State University. Since graduation, I have worked as a clinical dietitian working at the OWL clinic at Children’s Hospital in Boston while also having a private practice. After that I went to Chicago and worked for a Public Relations firm as a consulting dietitian. I worked with large food manufacturers helping them translate sometimes confusing scientific findings into more consumer facing messages. I now work at Tufts University in a public health campaign to reverse the trend of childhood obesity. I volunteered for Share Our Strength on their annual Taste of the Nation event here in Boston.I still keep in contact with fellow interns. Spending a year together in our tiny intern office created some great friendships!
Make the most of each rotation, even if you don’t think you have any interest in pursuing it as a career option. Realize you are at one of the top hospitals in the country and make the most of your time there, it will go by quickly. Network NetworkNetwork – every person you meet in the field is a potential future job connection.
Molly Newman MS, RD (class of 2008)
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