Advanced Dietary IBD Education and Training (DIET) Program, Dietitian Apprenticeship
Cedars-Sinai F. Widjaja IBD Institute
Location: Los Angeles, California
Hospital, Public and Private
Salary and housing stipend will be provided
Internal Number: 1-2023
Call for Applications for the Advanced Dietary IBD Education and Training (DIET) Program, Dietitian Apprenticeship July-December 2023 Cedars-Sinai Los Angeles, CA
The 2023 application site is now open!Click here to apply. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2023, at 11:59 pm PST
Program Overview: The program, directed by Kelly Issokson, MS, RD, will include a 6-month learning experience at the F. Widjaja IBD Institute at Cedars-Sinai. This program is designed to provide IBD-focused nutrition education specific to the adult and pediatric populations. The apprentice will rotate through the outpatient adult and pediatric IBD multidisciplinary clinics, including the Nutrition & Integrative Subspecialty Clinic and Prehabilitation Clinics. The apprentice will also join the team on bi-weekly inpatient rounds, lead a research/quality improvement project, participate in and lead a nutrition journal club, attend our weekly IBD multidisciplinary conference, and more. The CDR (Commission on Dietetic Registration) recognizes this as an “Activity 210 Residency/Fellowship Program” and the participant will receive 75 CPEUs upon completion of the program.
Space is limited to one RD per 6-month period. The successful applicant must commit to spending the full 6 months in Los Angeles.
Potential candidates will be notified mid-March, followed by virtual interviews and apprentice selection in April.
The apprentice will receive a monthly salary and a housing stipend
The role of nutrition and diet in IBD care (inpatient and outpatient)
Evidence-based diets for symptom management and reducing inflammation
Common nutritional deficiencies
Nutritional optimization for surgery (ERAS)
Complementary and integrative nutrition for IBD
Short Bowel Syndrome and Micronutrient Deficiencies
Assessment of Pediatric Malnutrition and Growth Failure
Nutrition support (enteral and parenteral nutrition therapy)
Cedars-Sinai is a nonprofit academic healthcare organization serving the diverse Los Angeles community and beyond. With pioneering medical research achievements, education programs defining the future of healthcare, and wide-ranging community benefit activities, we’re setting new standards for quality and innovation in patient care.
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) refers to chronic inflammatory conditions of the intestines, including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. The gastroenterology and gastrointestinal (GI) surgery program at Cedars-Sinai is the No. 2 program nationwide. The internationally recognized IBD specialists at Cedars-Sinai are dedicated to providing outstanding, patient-centered care for the management of IBD, and are engaged in groundbreaking research to help cure these diseases.