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Diabetes Practicum For Educators

Joslin Diabetes Center is an exciting opportunity to acquire a better understanding of the educator's unique role in the management of patients with diabetes, a disease that is altering the healthcare landscape.

The experience you’ll gain from learning at Joslin is unmatched, and can be easily implemented at your home institution.

Interdisciplinary learning

Participants in the Diabetes Practicum will be able to work with diabetes educators in the fields of nutrition, exercise physiology, and nursing. You may also be able to observe doctors and nurse practitioners in both adult and pediatric settings.

Choose The Program that’s Right for You

Patient-centered philosophy of care

Joslin’s approach to diabetes care is simple: put the patient first. Through this Program, you’ll learn to incorporate this philosophy into your patient care routine.

Our experience will give you the ability to see our staff interact with patients in individual appointments as well as group classes. You will work with nutrition, exercise physiology and nursing, learning hands on practical medical and nutritional therapy for type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

The nutrition staff will guide you through application of basic and advanced carbohydrate counting with basic insulin adjustment for food and exercise. Through use of discussion, case studies and patient cases, one of our nutrition experts will be your guide to the Joslin experience for the week.

Our program gives you the ultimate in a personalize immersion in the latest in diabetes therapy. In addition to the experiences above, you will have the opportunity to observe our pump and continuous glucose monitoring programs in action; work with the devices and tools used in blood glucose management; as well as select from a menu of our specialty clinics to attend.



Cost vary per experience and length of stay from 1-4 weeks, it ranges from $2,500.00 – 10,000.00.

Application Procedures

Foreign applicants and registered dietitians, registered nurses or exercise physiologists are encouraged to apply. Applicants from outside the U.S. must have at least a Bachelor’s degree in nutrition or nursing to participate.

Click here to download an application

Please fill out the application and send it by email to: or mail your completed application to: Diabetes Practicum For Students, Education Department, Joslin Diabetes Center, One Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215.

Benefits of the Program


*Now only accepting applications for 2019*

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year, but will be reviewed for final decision by the following deadlines:

Page last updated: October 16, 2019