Training Standards for Physician Nutrition Specialists®
Eligibility for Training
To be eligible to enter fellowship training in the subspecialty of clinical nutrition, a physician must have completed categorical residency training. Although this will generally be in pediatrics, family medicine, internal medicine, or general surgery, physicians with other training backgrounds may be considered. Elective schedules permitting, physicians who are enrolled in fellowship programs in subspecialties such as adult or pediatric gastroenterology, endocrinology, critical care, nephrology, or cardiology may pursue nutrition training integrated within their major subspecialty fellowship program.