The DPD Handbook and resources are offered to dietetics students to assist you with determining where to apply for supervised practice and to help you prepare your applications. Please read the DPD Handbook in full and plan to ask questions at the fall DPD meetings.

DPD Handbook

Cornell DI Preselect Option

Cornell students may wish to consider applying to the Dietetic Internship (DI) program at Cornell University. Application to the DI is separate. The Cornell DI is highly competitive. The Cornell DI program offers early application each year for Cornell DPD students. This process is referred to as "preselect." Application deadlines for the Cornell DI, including pre-select, can be found at Cornell's Dietetic Internship page. Interviews for Cornell DI preselect applicants are typically completed by late January. Students who are accepted via the preselect process do not need to go through the match process. Students interested in a very strong general internship with high quality rotations in community, research, clinical and management are advised to consider preselect for Cornell's DI. Students interested in the Cornell DI are strongly advised to meet with Cornell's DI Director prior to application.

DPD Resources

Fall Timeline for Applicants  

Spring Timeline for Applicants  

Searching DI Programs  

Applicant Guide to Supervised Practice  

Tips for Using the Academy Online Directory  

DPD Communication Form  

Self-Evaluation for Letters of Recommendation  

DI Intent Form Worksheet  

Transcript Evaluation Request  

Computer Matching Policies and Procedures for Students  

DICAS Website  

D&D Digital Website  

DPD Course List Form for DICAS 

Dietetics Program Staff

Dietetics Internship Director
Patsy Brannon, Ph.D, R.D., Professor
225 Savage Hall
pmb22@cornell.edu, 607-255-3770

DPD Director
Emily Gier, MBA, R.D., CDN, Senior Lecturer
215 Savage Hall
eg47@cornell.edu, 607-255-2638

Dietetics Office
Brenda Jordan Daniels-Tibke, Dietetics Program Administrator
115 Savage Hall
bjd2@cornell.edu, 607-255-8443