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The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is committed to the education of high-quality physicians and health professionals. As well as to international recognition as a leader in distributed, learning-centred, community-engaged education and research.

NOSM will accomplish this by:

  • Being socially accountable to the needs and the diversity of the populations of Northern Ontario
  • Actively involving Indigenous, Francophone, remote, rural and underserviced communities
  • Leading and conducting research activities that positively impact the health of those living in northern communities
  • Fostering a positive learning environment for learners, faculty, and staff
  • Achieving an integrated, collaborative approach to education, learning, and programming
  • Increasing the number of physicians and health professionals with the leadership, knowledge and skills to practice in Northern Ontario

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to NODIP, you must meet the minimum program requirements:

1. NODIP does not accept international students. You must be a Canadian citizen to be eligible to apply.  You must have graduated from a Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice (PDEP) accredited Canadian undergraduate nutrition program ( or the U.S. equivalent, an ACEND® – accredited program):

  • Within the past three years.*
    *If you graduated from an accredited Canadian undergraduate program more than three years ago (from convocation date to the application deadline), you must:

    • Contact the accredited Canadian undergraduate program from which you graduated.
    • Request an academic assessment.
    • Complete the courses specified on the assessment prior to applying to this program.
  • This program is open to qualified applications who wish to become registered dietitians. It is not open to individuals who are/have been dietitians in Canada or elsewhere.
  • If you completed your education outside of Canada please see Educated outside of Canada? or contact Dietitians of Canada.

2. A history of strong academic performance. Your average is 75% (3.0/4.33) or greater in your final two years of a PDEP accredited undergraduate nutrition degree.

3. Experience working or volunteering in a nutrition-related area and/or other relevant experience; and,

4. An interest in working in Northern and/or rural communities.

Personal characteristics:

  1. Self-directed learner with an ability to work independently with minimal supervision;
  2. Evidence of leadership and strong critical thinking skills;
  3. Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills; and,
  4. Flexible and able to adapt to changing organizational environments.

Application Process and Required Documentation

How to Apply

The class for 2020-2021 has been selected.  The application process for the 2021-2022 Northern Ontario Dietetic Internship Program will be available by the end of September 2020.

Successful Applicants

Program admission depends on completion of degree requirements that must be verified with a transcript prior to the start of the program. The internship program starts each year in early September and ends the following July.

The following requirements and expenses are the responsibility of the Intern:

      • DC student membership;
      • The mandatory purchase of professional liability insurance through DC;
      • Vulnerable Persons Check;
      • Completed Northern Ontario School of Medicine Immunization Form;
      • Access to a vehicle, as some travel within the region, will be required; and,
      • Program registration fee of $2,500 upon acceptance.