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                                  Table of Contents

• Program Overview                                                             2
• Live Virtual Open House                                                      2
• Rotation Sites                                                               3
• Program Length                                                               4
• Rotations                                                                    4
• Distance Learning and Class Days                                             5
• Concentration Area: Emerging Trends in Dietetics                             5
• Estimated Expenses                                                           6
• Admission Requirements                                                       6
• Background Clearance                                                         6
• Application Process                                                          7
• Application Timeline                                                         7
• Pre-Select Matching                                                          7
• Computer Matching with D&D                                                   8
• Completion Requirements                                                      8
• Employment Opportunities                                                     8
• Mission Statement, Goals, and Outcomes                                       9
• Meet the Regional Internship Directors                                       10

 “ARAMARK is applying a ‘twist’ to the traditional Distance Learning Internship Program format
 by finding quality accounts (that meets prespecified criteria), but the class days are virtual. We then
 market to students in those areas. You should have seen the change in conversation at that point!
 Everyone was excited that we were able to open up more slots, yet retain or add on quality internship
 sites to our program instead of letting the students pick less-than-desirable sites for
 their rotations.”
 Amy DeMage

Program Overview
 Practice sites for the ARAMARK Healthcare Distance Learning Dietetic Internship program are located
 throughout the United States with its main office located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The program
 has been approved to accept up to 60 interns per year. Practice sites for ARAMARK’s internship program
 are preselected to provide interns an opportunity to experience current trends and resources in
 dietetics at the best locations. Preceptors and class speakers are mainly registered dietitians, often with
 master’s degrees and additional certifications. ARAMARK interns have a unique opportunity to learn
 from industry leaders.

Live Virtual Open House

 The ARAMARK Distance Learning Dietetic Internship Program is excited to announce four upcoming
 Virtual Open House sessions! The Virtual Open House sessions will provide students with the opportunity
 to learn more about the ARAMARK Dietetic Internship Program and to interact with the regional
 directors, past graduates, and/or current interns. The virtual open house sessions will be offered on the
 following dates and times.

  •   October 12. 2011:    2 p.m.–3:30 p.m. EST (1 p.m.–2:30 p.m. CST; 12 p.m.–1:30 p.m. MDT; 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. PDT)
  •   November 15. 2011:   10 a.m.–11:30 a.m. EST (9 a.m.–10:30 a.m. CST; 8 a.m.–9:30 a.m. MDT; 7 a.m.–8:30 a.m. PDT)
  •   December 14, 2011:   2 p.m.–3:30 p.m. EST (1 p.m.–2:30 p.m. CST; 12 p.m.–1:30 p.m. MDT; 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. PDT)
  •   January 11, 2012:    10 a.m.–11:30 a.m. EST (9 a.m.–10:30 a.m. CST; 8 a.m.–9:30 a.m. MDT; 7 a.m.–8:30 a.m. PDT)

 RSVP at http://www.aramark.com/Careers/DieteticInternships by clicking on the date that works
 best for you!
Rotation Sites
Interns are placed at one of the locations below for the duration of the program. At the time of interview, each
candidate will list all sites possible for practice. To optimize a match with the ARAMARK internship, multiple site
selection is recommended. The following sites may take one to four interns per year:
• Blessing Hospital, Quincy—http://www.blessinghospital.org

• Northshore University Health System, Evanston—http://www.northshore.org
• St. Margaret Hospital, Hammond—http://www.franciscanstmargaret.org

• Providence Medical Center, Kansas City—http://www.providence-health.org
• St. Francis Health Center, Topeka—http://www.stfrancistopeka.org
• Wesley Medical Center, Wichita—http://wesleymc.com
• Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Baltimore—http://www.gbmc.org
• Harford Memorial Hospital, Havre de Grace—http://www.uchs.org/?section=facilities&page=HMH
• Northwest Hospital, Randallstown—http://www.lifebridgehealth.org/northwestbody.cfm?id=30
• Sinai Hospital, Baltimore—http://www.lifebridgehealth.org/sinaihospital
• Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, Bel Air—http://www.uchs.org
• Tewksbury Hospital, Tewksbury—http://www.mass.gov/dph/hosp
New Jersey
• Southern Ocean Medical Center, Manahawkin—http://www.southernoceanmedicalcenter.com
• Mountainside Hospital, Montclair—http://www.mountainsidehosp.com
• Underwood Memorial Hospital, Woodbury, New Jersey—http://www.umhospital.org
• Warren Hospital, Phillipsburg—http://www.warrenhospital.org

New York
• Albany Medical Center, Albany—http://www.amc.edu
• Bronx Lebanon Hospital—http://www.bronx-leb.org
• Lutheran Medical Center, Brooklyn—http://www.lmcmc.com/
• Richmond University Medical Center, Staten Island—http://www.rumcsi.org

North Carolina
• Cape Fear Valley Health, Fayetteville—http://www.capefearvalley.com/home/index.html
• Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville—http://www.uhseast.com/pittcounty/dynamic-detail.aspx?id=388

• Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia—http://www.einstein.edu
• Bryn Mawr Hospital, Bryn Mawr—http://www.mainlinehealth.org/bm
• Holy Redeemer Medical Center, Meadowbrook – http://www.holyredeemer.com
• Lankenau Hospital, Wynnewood—http://www.mainlinehealth.org/lankenau
• Methodist Hospital, Philadelphia—http://www.jeffersonhospital.org/methodist
• Paoli Hospital, Paoli— http://www.mainlinehealth.org/paoli
South Carolina
• Aiken Regional Medical Center, Aiken—http://www.aikenregional.com/Home
• Baylor All Saints Medical Center—http://www.baylorhealth.com/PhysiciansLocations/AllSaints/Pages/Default.aspx
• CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Medical Center, San Antonio—http://www.christussantarosa.org
• CHRISTUS St. Michael Medical Center, Texarkana—http://www.christusstmichael.org
• Hendrick Medical Center, Abilene—http://www.hendrickhealth.org

• Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington—http://www.virginiahospitalcenter.com

Program Length                                             Management Rotations
 One of the goals of the internship is to provide a real    Management rotations are experienced in stages
 life professional experience. Interns work the same        to give interns the opportunity to build on their
 schedule as preceptors with a minimum of 40 hours
                                                            skills and knowledge of food service systems.
 a week, including class time. ARAMARK’s internship
 program is 37 weeks. The program provides:                 Experiences are:

 • 21 weeks in clinical rotations                           • Purchasing
 • 10 weeks in management rotations                         • Quantity Foods
 • 4 weeks in community rotations                           • Safety and Sanitation
 • 1 week of program orientation
                                                            • Retail Management
   in Philadelphia
 • 1 week vacation                                          • Marketing
                                                            • Financial Management
Rotations                                                   • Patient Services
 Clinical rotations are staged to increase practice         • Clinical Nutrition Management
 complexity as the intern progresses.

 • Clinical I: General medicine rotations provide           A business plan for a retail initiative is a major project
   an introduction to assessment and medical                completed by all interns in this rotation. Interns will
   nutrition therapy, with an intensive review of           also experience hands-on management during the
   the many medical diagnoses encountered in                supervised management staff relief week.
   general medicine.

 • Clinical II: Advanced case complexity rotations         Community Rotations
   offer an opportunity to practice nutrition               Community rotations offer interns practical
   care of patients across the lifespan with more           experience in community nutrition assessment and
   complex conditions, such as critical illness and         intervention. Interns are able to provide group
   nutrition support therapy. Interns complete a            and individual nutrition counseling. A nutrition
   week of an elective rotation to develop an area          education intervention project is a focus of
   of special interest.                                     this rotation.

 • Clinical III: Staff relief rotation provides hands-on
   experience in taking full responsibilities of the
   clinical dietitian while under supervision.

 Experiences are planned throughout the previous
 clinical rotations to emphasize the following areas:
 • Gastrointestinal
 • Cardiology
 • Pulmonary
 • Diabetes
 • Renal
 • Oncology/HIV
 • Nutrition Support
 • Critical Care
 • Life Span Nutrition
 • Elective

 A comprehensive clinical case report is completed
 by each intern and presented at the end of the
 clinical rotations.                                          “I am so proud to have been an ARAMARK
                                                              intern. I truly feel like I’ve learned from the
                                                              best, and I never expected to feel so confident,
                                                              prepared, and fulfilled leaving a program.”
                                                              Graduate—Class of 2009

Distance Learning and Class Days                Concentration Area:
 All classes will be conducted via the Internet Emerging Trends in Dietetics
 using a distance learning format and Blackboard        The internship provides a concentration focusing on
 technology. ALL interns are required to attend
                                                        emerging trends in dietetics. Trends challenge the
 Program Orientation, which will be held in the
 ARAMARK tower in Philadelphia on the first             dietetics profession and impact the way dietitians
 Monday following Labor Day. Interns will be            practice. Social, technological, and demographic
 responsible for their own travel and lodging for       changes are bringing opportunities for dietetic
 the one-week orientation. A discounted rate for        professionals to acquire new specialties. The dietetic
 hotel lodging is available for ARAMARK interns.        internship will develop interns’ skills and abilities to
                                                        target and implement programs that address trends
                                                        affecting their future practice. Through the Emerging
                                                        Trends in Dietetics project, interns learn early in their
                                                        careers the importance of innovating and taking a
                                                        leadership role to target these emerging trends.

                                                        The concentration is supported by the vast resources
                                                        available through ARAMARK Healthcare. Emerging
                                                        trends project topics have included all areas of practice-
                                                        community, clinical, and management. For example:
 After orientation, class lectures and assignments
 are accomplished through Blackboard and by             • Multicultural Approaches to Diabetes Education:
 conference call with classmates and the regional        The Russian-Speaking Population
 internship directors. Class sessions may include a
                                                        • TUG® (Robotics) Utilization in Hospital Food service
 speaker who is an expert on the class topic, intern
 presentations, case study discussions, and sharing
 of practice experiences. Interns will present topics   • Complementary and Alternative Medicine as It
 to their site preceptors, as required. Online exams      Relates to Improved Nutritional Quality of Life
 are administered throughout the internship to          • The Development and Implementation of Post-
 help prepare for the registered dietitian (RD)           Operative Nutrition Education Materials for
 exam. Throughout the program, interns regularly          Bariatric Patients
 discuss progress with their site manager and the
 internship director.

 “We have a strong curriculum with
 great directors. Our projects do a great
 job of furthering our development as
 interns. The Blackboard tests are great.”
 Graduate—Class of 2010

Estimated Expenses                                        Interns must meet rotation site requirements, including:
 Application fee:                       $ 50.00           • Physical Examination
 Program fee:                           $8,500.00
                                                          • Proof of negative Two Step PPD within three months
 (paid by certified check)                                  of admission
 ADA membership                         $ 50.00
                                                          • Proof of titers (blood tests) showing immunity to
 Professional liability insurance       $ 25.00
                                                            measles, mumps, varicella, and rubella
 Professional meetings                  $ 100.00
 Lab coat (if needed)                   $ 50.00           • Tetanus vaccination within 10 years
 Books                                  $ 700.00          • Evidence of Hepatitis B vaccination or signed waiver
 Slip-resistant shoes                   $ 45.00             to decline
                                                          • Background investigation upon acceptance into the
 Interview expense—travel to closest                        program
 interview location                        $50.00         • Drug screening
 Orientation expense for one week                         • Fingerprinting, if required by rotation site
 in Philadelphia—estimate for travel,                     • Health insurance (intern will need to have evidence
 lodging, meals depending on extent                         of insurance)
 of travel                  $500.00–1,000.00              • Proof of Liability Insurance (not less that $2 Million
                                                            for each occurrence and $5 million in aggregate ($25)
 Variable Expenses:
                                                         Background Clearance
 Meals at facilities-free or up to $5/meal
                                                          Students matching to the ARAMARK internship
 Utilities, phone
                                                          program will be required to have a background
                                                          clearance check completed prior to final acceptance.
 Medical and auto insurance
 Physical and laboratory testing
 Electronics: computer (preferably a laptop)
 High-Speed Internet
 Viable email address

Admission Requirements
 All interns must meet the following core requirements
 before they will be formally admitted to the program:

 • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited school or
   foreign equivalent as determined by a recognized
   credentialing agency
 • Verification Statement from CADE-accredited DPD
   received within the last three years
 • Cumulative GPA of 3.0
 • Relevant work experience within the dietetics
 • Letter of application
 • Three letters of recommendation
 • Volunteer experience

Application Process                                            • All applications are screened for completion and
                                                                 presentation, GPA, work experience, community
 ARAMARK Healthcare Distance Dietetic Internship                 involvement, references, and personal letter.
 participates in the Centralized Application System for
                                                               • Applicants meeting the screening criteria are invited
 the spring computer matching process.                           to a personal interview. After the interview process,
 • The program is using the online dietetic                      applicants are ranked by the ARAMARK internship
   internship centralized application system, DICAS.             selection committee. The ranking list is sent to D&D
   https://portal.dicas.org. DICAS will be available             Digital Systems for computer matching.
   in December 2011, for the spring 2012 match.                • Pre-select matching—This includes 10 applicants of
   The online application must be completed for our              the ARAMARK Healthcare Distance Learning Dietetic
   program by 11:59 p.m. central time on February                Internship who are employed or managed by
   15, 2012.                                                     ARAMARK qualify for pre-selection into the
                                                                 ARAMARK internship. After completion of the
 • The fee to use DICAS is $40 for the first application         application and interview, the student applicant
   submitted and $20 for each additional application.            will be notified of acceptance/rejection by
   An additional application fee payable to ARAMARK              February 1.
   Corporation is a non-refundable fee of $50.00. Send         • Applications and a notification of intent for pre-select
   application fee via check or money order to:                  positions must be received by January 21, 2012.

  ARAMARK DISTANCE LEARNING DIETETIC INTERNSHIP                 Applicants must notify one of the Regional Internship
  ATTN: MARTHA SCHOFIELD                                        Directors of intent:
  1101 MARKET STREET—19TH FLOOR                                      charny-allison@aramark.com
  PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA 19107                                   demage-amy@aramark.com
                                                               • Students preselected are required to notify D&D
 • When completing the application form, applicants              Digital of their preselection and withdraw from the
   must include the name and contact information                 computer match. The remaining positions will be
   (specifically an e-mail address) for all references. This     filled through the computer matching process.
   will trigger an e-mail message requesting completion
   of a reference form. The form will be completed on-
   line. Students submitting more than one application
   will need to use the same individuals as references
   for each application.
 • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities
   attended should be sent to:
  P.O. BOX 9118

                                              Application Timeline
     January 21, 2012
     (by 11:59 pm CST)       {            •   Pre-select applications due via DICAS system

     February 1, 2012        {            •   Pre-select candidates notified of acceptance/rejection

     February 15, 2012
     (by 11:59 pm CST)       {            •
                                              Internship applications due via DICAS system
                                              Internship choices to be ranked on the D&D Digital website

     April 1, 2012
     (by 6:00 pm CST)        {            •   Applicant notification day

                                          •   Applicant appointment day—all matched applicants must contact
     April 3, 2012           {                the regional internship director via email to accept/reject match
                                              (by 5:00 PM of program’s time zone)

     April 4, 2012           {            •   Second round begins—programs with open positions are listed on
                                              the D&D Digital website
Computer Matching with D&D
 Applicants to the internship who are not selected in        “[The ARAMARK internship] was a great
 the preselect process must participate in computer          experience, and I will never be able to
 matching. Applicants must register online for               communicate how much I learned through
 computer matching at DND@netins.net. Selection of           it all. Although it was a busy year, I feel that
 dietetic internship priority choices are due by 11:59
                                                             I grew as a student and a person and this
 PM Central Time on February 15, 2012. Refer to the
                                                             program will no doubt make me a better
 website for specific details. There is a $50 charge for
 computer matching that is due with the applicant’s
                                                             dietitian. Our internship director did a
 prioritized ranking of dietetic internship selections,      great job and was always organized and
 payable to D&D Digital. Applicants are expected             approachable.” Graduate—Class of 2010
 to adhere to the responsibilities of the applicant,
 as outlined by the American Dietetic Association
 and CADE.                                                 Employment Opportunities
                                                            ARAMARK actively seeks to place graduates in
 ARAMARK Healthcare Distance Learning has                   ARAMARK positions upon successful completion
 multiple sites in the following states: KS, IL, IN, MA,    of the program. Interns may gain a position in
 MD, NC, NJ, NY, PA, SC, TX, and VA. All sites use          K–12 Schools, Healthcare, or any of the other
 the same code number. The program code number              ARAMARK business units. Graduates have
 for all sites is #243 – ARAMARK Dist Learning –            obtained positions in areas within ARAMARK
 Philadelphia PA.                                           such as:
Completion Requirements                                     • Clinical dietitian
 Interns    must     demonstrate     satisfactory           • Assistant food service director
 performance skills throughout the program                  • Outpatient dietitian
 rotations. Those who complete the internship
                                                            • Patient service manager
 will receive a Verification Statement of Dietetic
                                                            • Clinical nutrition manager
 Internship Completion and will then be eligible
                                                            • School food service manager
 to take the registration exam administered
 by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of              • Retail manager
 the American Dietetic Association. Successful
 completion of the ARAMARK Healthcare
 Distance Learning Dietetic Internship and the
 registration exam meets the requirements to be a
 registered dietitian.

  “I think the number one thing that sets ARAMARK apart is the Emerging Trends project. This project
  meant a lot to me because I was able to keep my interest in food technology and apply it to the dietetic
  information I was learning, and continue to grow with it. And, I also feel that the length of our
  clinical rotation was great because if it was any shorter I would not have been 100 percent confident
  leaving the clinical rotations.” Graduate—Class of 2011

Mission Statement, Goals, and Objectives
 The mission of the ARAMARK Healthcare Distance Learning Dietetic Internship program is to provide
 opportunities, incorporating the Commission on Accreditation of Dietetic Education (CADE) standards,
 for interns to acquire knowledge, skills, and the ability to function as entry-level registry-eligible
 dietitians, using ARAMARK’s resources.

The ARAMARK internship will achieve the following goals and outcomes:
 Goal #1:
 The program will develop competent, entry-level dietitians using ARAMARK Corporation resources.

 Goal #2:
 The program will assist in meeting the demand for qualified dietitians/entry-level managers within the
 dietetics profession.

 Objectives to measure the achievement of the program’s goals have been set and include:

 • Over a five-year period, 80 percent of the Dietetic Internship (DI) graduates will successfully complete
   the registration examination on the first try.

 • Ninety percent of graduates’ post-internship evaluations, collected within 6 to 12 months after
   program completion, will indicate that graduates have developed the skills and ability for entry-level
   practice within the dietetics profession.

 • Ninety percent of employers’ post graduate evaluations, collected within 6 to 12 months after
   program completion, will indicate that graduates have developed the skills and ability for entry-level
   practice within the dietetics profession.

 • Ninety percent of the students admitted to the DI Program will complete the program within 57
   weeks of beginning of program.

 • Over a five-year period, 70 percent of graduates who seek employment will be employed in dietetics-
   related positions within three months of completing the program.

 • ARAMARK will hire 100 percent of eligible internship
   graduates. Eligibility is based on location, position
   availability, and on the intern seeking employment in
   the dietetics field.

  “The strengths of the ARAMARK Dietetic
  Internship are the resources available: the
  network of sites and preceptors, the high
  level of academic standards, and working
  with other strong interns who want to
  succeed.” Graduate—Class of 2009

Program Director

Director of Clinical Practice
ARAMARK Healthcare
1101 Market Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
Email: banta-cyndra@aramark.com                                                                C INDY B ANTA

Regional Internship Directors
                         ALLISON CHARNY, MSED, RD, CDE, CDN
                         Region Internship Director
                         Phone: 718-835-7087
                         Email: charny-allison@aramark.com

                         Contact Allison for any questions regarding the ARAMARK Internship. Allison is regional
                         director for Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina,
                         and Virginia.


Region Internship Director
Phone: 215-409-7653
Email: dehaven-lisa@aramark.com

Contact Lisa for any questions regarding the ARAMARK Internship. Lisa is regional director
for Illinois, Indiana, and Pennsylvania.

                                                                                               L ISA D E H AVEN

                         AMY DEMAGE, MS,RD,LD
                         Region Internship Director
                         Phone: 816-674-8404
                         Email: demage-amy@aramark.com

                         Contact Amy for any questions regarding the ARAMARK Internship. Amy is regional
                         director for Kansas, Missouri, and Texas.

    A MY D E M AGE


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