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  2. I loved reading this :)
    I’m a undergrad Dietetic student in my last semester so that means I’m shopping around for my internship choices. It’s such a stressful time… all the teachers reminding me how competitive it is and changing of the rules to be even be considered at some schools. Yikes! But I love reading your blog for motivation. I don’t see anywhere that you’ve posted the place you did your internship at, do you mind sharing? I suspect you stayed in North Carolina since you’re married.

  3. Hi Sam,
    Thanks for the helpful tips and positive encouragement for passing the RD exam. As a current dietetic intern with USU, I am finishing up my clinical rotations with a completion date of March 2015. It seems that you had a nice “plan of attack” for your exam and I will try to follow your successful lead.
    Wishing you a happy and healthy career!

    1. Congratulations on almost being done! I’m sure that is an amazing feeling :) I felt that USU really prepared me for the exam so I’m sure you will do great! Please check back in after you pass!

  4. Hi Sam, I just came across this post and it is SO helpful! I am in my second year of dietetics right now and have just applied for my internship through the Coordinated Program. I know that the exam is a way down the road for me, but I still found all of this information incredibly helpful. Thank you so much for sharing your experiences!

    P.S. I also have an Erin Condren Planner and love it haha :P

  5. Hi, I saw that you took and passed the RD exam. I was wondering if you still have a copy of Inman’s Study guide and if so, could I purchase it from you? I have heard that it is one of the best resources to use to study for the exam. Also, one more question,.. How long did you study before you took your exam?

    1. I don’t have my copy. I actually purchased my Inman + RD in a Flash on ebay. I also sold it on ebay for the same price I paid for it. I studied for my exam for 4ish weeks. I finished my internship the week before Thanksgiving, took 1 week off, started studying after that and took my exam the first week in January. I think it was the perfect amt of time to get it over with but still feel prepared :)

  6. Hi Sam
    I just took the exam and failed. Do you have any sugestion on how to study the math equations for managemet and food service?

    1. Hi Joyce! I’m so sorry that you didn’t pass the exam. That is a bummer… BUT I know *many* people who did not pass the first time and went on to pass the 2nd time and have happy careers as RDs. Also, it’s a hard exam because there are so many different areas of dietetics to cover. You have an advantage the 2nd time of knowing what it’s like to take the test also. So I hope you’re not being too hard on yourself :)

      I will be honest and say foodservice was my highest scoring domain because of my work experience. I used to be a school dietitian creating recipes, so all of the math questions were 2nd nature to me.

      My advice to you is to understand the concept instead of just memorizing an equation. I think memorizing something doesn’t taking you very far, but you can figure out pretty much anything by understanding exactly what the question is asking and breaking down the question. Do you have the Inman review? If not, I would recommend it. The practice tests were invaluable to me for identifying concepts that I needed to review.

      1. Thanks Sam.
        Yes I already have the Inmman’s review plus the RD in a flash. The clinical domain was my highest score, is just food service and management. I memorized the equations and as soon as got the exam I forgot all.
        Thanks again for your advised.

    2. Hi Joyce! What happened to you is EXACTLY what happened to me. I scored highest in clinical also but the equations for food service/management are exactly what got me too!!! I did not pass by ONE point. This was 2 weeks ago. Now I’m struggling to get back on the horse and figure out a different way to study some of the things that got me. Have you taken it again yet or found anything else that has helped you study?

    1. I felt like that was the perfect amount of time for me. I tend to stop absorbing information after a certain point. But you know how you learn things best and retain information, so def study more if you feel like it’s not enough time for you. GOOD LUCK on the exam. I’m sure you will own it :) Please come back and let me know when you’ve passed.

  7. So glad I ran across this post! I just signed up for the RD exam and I don’t even know where to start studying. I have RD in a Flash, Inman, and dietitianexam.net. Your study tips are incredibly helpful; I am a HORRIBLE test taker and even the thought of taking the RD exam makes me nauseous. Thanks!

  8. Thank you so much for writing this post!! I finished my Coordinated Program in May and am waiting on my verification letter to schedule, cannot wait to have a firm date. With so much to study it helps tremendously to read about other RD’s study strategies, especially when it comes to getting an idea on how to split up the info to study. Are there any specific strategies you used to reduce test taking anxiety? Also, how much studying would you advise the day before the test? Thank you! :)

    1. I have horrible test anxiety. I think physically planning out a study schedule based off of my internships recommendations helped tremendously with this because I felt prepared. I was finished with most of my studying days before the test and was basically tying up loose ends right before. As far as studying the day before the test…. I think there comes a point when you spend 30+ days studying that you are only going to learn what you’re doing to learn. I personally would collect a small list of a few areas that I still didn’t feel comfortable with and maybe look over them the day before the test but there’s really only so much you can cram into your memory at that point :) I also think every study strategy is not meant for everyone, so I would think back to your college test-taking days and do what worked for you then! Good luck!!

        1. I don’t have mine anymore- sorry! Check eBay or talk with your internship director. Good luck studying :)

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