Results from the April 2010 dietetic internship match (CADE Connection 2010 online newsletter)
Data from the April 2010 dietetic internship match indicate a 50% match rate for the second year in a row. The number of available internship positions increased by 72 over the April 2009 match; however, the number of students applying for positions also increased by 83, negating the impact of the new positions. The number of positions would need to have increased by 84% or 1902 positions in order for all students who were seeking a position to have been matched. Graduation from an accredited program does not guarantee acceptance into an internship.
|April 2009||April 2010|
|Students Matched||2056 (50%)||2076 (50%)|
|Students Not Matched||2030 (50%)||4169|
|Total Positions Available||2195||2267|
It cannot be more strongly stressed that completion of your degree does NOT guarantee you acceptance into an internship program.
There are 571 active U.S. based accredited/approved programs as of April 2011, according to CADE. They are as follows:
|Dietetic Technician Programs||49|
Following are the internship acceptance rates from the Missouri State University Program for the past three years:
Applied, have not received an internship
Reapplied and received later
|2007-2008 Class Includes 1 *VS recipient||13||4||2|
|2008-2009 Class Includes 1 *VS recipient||19||6||2|
|2011-2012 Class (to date)||20||4||-|
*VS – Verification Statement – students had prior degrees in a related field from another college or university but did not receive a degree from Missouri State.
National registration exam and pass rate disclosure
Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) Pass Rates on the Registered Dietitian (RD) Examination by Class Year
|Test Year||First Time Test Takers||Number Passing First Time||Annual Pass Rate-First Time Test Takers||National Average Pass Rate|
*All program graduates that took the exam passed.
** Through June 2011