This competitive, online nutrition residency provides supervised practice hours for those working towards CNS certification.
Successful applicants join our team for 12 months, work alongside us on our clinic patient cases, and progress to delivering patient care independently – all within an established Functional Medicine clinic that is already set up to operate virtually.
Upon completion, individuals are strongly positioned to work as part of a collaborative clinic team in the Functional Medicine/Functional Nutrition industry.
Dr. Fitzgerald, Romilly Hodges and Lara Zakaria have all been approved as supervisors by the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists.
Residents become familiar with the clinic and nutrition services tools, materials, procedures, policies and best practices through guided training materials* and ongoing program activities. Topics covered will include:
Advancing to phase 2 is dependent on a resident’s progress through Phase I onboarding and prior experience. Patient care becomes a larger focus of work.
When a resident is assessed to be ready, typically during last 3 months of the program (9-12 months), they will progress to more autonomy and may take the lead on patient cases under the supervision of staff nutritionists and the clinic director.
We are a busy clinic and educational center with so many opportunities and projects coming up all the time, so there are plenty of opportunities to get involved and shine. In addition, even as our residents are new, we value their input and expect their participation by asking questions, researching answers, evaluating new protocols and the outcomes of existing protocols.
The program cost is $7,200 for 12-month residency. That includes:
Applicants have the option to submit a project towards consideration for a $2,000 merit-based scholarship. The scholarship is an opportunity for applicants to demonstrate unique skill, creativity, or passion beyond the basic application material including (but not limited to) writing, video tutorials/blogs, social media proficiency, educational development, or leadership.
The deadline for the scholarship is after the first round of scheduled interviews. Requirements, guidelines, and deadline information will be provided to applicants once the application is received and processed. Questions can also be addressed during the interview.
Upon completion of the residency program, participants are well-trained in the implementation of nutrition plans at all levels of complexity and strongly positioned to work in many different areas of Functional Medicine/Functional Nutrition.
Several resident alumni have successfully applied to join our clinic team.
Acceptance into the program is via application, documentation review, and interview(s). Residencies begin in March and September of each year, for 12 months, and there are a maximum of four places available for each entry.
Please review the following criteria and process carefully.