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Clinical Nutrition

Cooperative Education and Allied Health Programs

The Department of Clinical Nutrition offers clinical nutrition practicum placements in the acute care setting. We are currently offering practicum placements through Ryerson’s School of Nutrition. If you are part of a Dietitian’s of Canada accredited internship program and would like a placement at Mount Sinai Hospital please inquire at the contact below.

Dietetic interns will have the opportunity to work on a variety of acute care services both with in-patients and out-patients, for example: general internal medicine, adult intensive care, gastrointestinal surgery, diabetes centre, and obstetrics. Practicum placements generally occur from September to June. A rotation may be 3-6 weeks in a given area. Internship days and hours are Monday to Friday 8:30-4:30 pm. A practicum placement at Mount Sinai Hospital will allow the intern to gain experience and work towards competence in medical nutrition therapy, enteral and parenteral nutrition, and nutrition counselling in a fast paced setting working with multiple inter-professional clinical teams.

How to Apply

If you would like to know more about Ryerson’s program, you can follow the university’s application guidelines at www.ryerson.ca/nutritionandfood. At this time we offer clinical practicum placements to Ryerson Master of Health Science Program in Nutrition Communications students. For any inquiries please contact Sabrina Gaon, manager, Inter-professional Allied Health for social work and clinical nutrition, 600 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 1X1, t: 416-586-4800 ext 5204, sgaon@mtsinai.on.ca.

Opportunities

The Leadership Sinai Centre for Diabetes (LSCD) is an academic diabetes centre, with a foundation in clinical and translational research. It provides ambulatory care services for persons with type 1, 2 and Gestational diabetes and their families. Our focus is on those persons with complex diabetes needs such as:

  • persons with type 1 or 2 diabetes needing Intensive Therapy (IT)
  • adolescents and young adults in transition to adult diabetes care
  • women before and during pregnancy

The Intensive Care Unit cares for critically ill medical and surgical patients. These patients commonly have multiple organ failure involving the respiratory, kidney, circulatory, and gastrointestinal systems. Patients receive specialized enteral and parenteral nutrition prescriptions after detailed assessment of the medical history and current clinical status. The ICU is a closely integrated interprofessional team with daily bedside patient care and teaching rounds.

The Gastrointestinal Program and specializes in the nutrition care of patients living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease and other GI disorders. Clinical work in this area involves parenteral and enteral nutrition support and perioperative therapeutic diet education. The preceptor creates a respectful and valuable learning environment for students.