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April and November 2021 Computer Match Results


Every spring and fall, graduates of didactic programs in nutrition and dieteticsparticipate in a computerized match process run by D&D Digital for placement in a nutrition and dietetic internship program. The combined results of the first round of the April and November 2021 computer match and a comparison with the previous years are shown below.

These numbers do not include applicants who matched during the second round. For the first time, the number of dietetic internship openings exceeded the number of applicants. Even though there were an adequate number of internship positions available to applicants, 1,181 applicants did not match and 1275 internship positions were not filled during the first round of the match in 2021.


Applicants

Students Matched

  • April/Nov 2017: 2,933 (53%)
  • April/Nov 2018: 3,016 (57%)
  • April/Nov 2019: 2,844 (60%)
  • April/Nov 2020: 2,716 (64%)
  • April/Nov 2021: 2,634 (65%)
  • % Change April-Nov 2021: -82 (-3.02%)

Students Preselected

  • April/Nov 2017: 93 (2%)
  • April/Nov 2018: 232 (4%)
  • April/Nov 2019: 200 (4%)
  • April/Nov 2020: 244 (6%)
  • April/Nov 2021: 267 (6%)
  • % Change April-Nov 2021: 23 (9.43%)

Students Not Matched

  • April/Nov 2017: 2,468 (45%)
  • April/Nov 2018: 2,044 (39%)
  • April/Nov 2019: 1,662 (35%)
  • April/Nov 2020: 1,279 (30%)
  • April/Nov 2021: 1,118 (29%)
  • % Change April-Nov 2021: -98 (-7.66%)

Total Applicants

  • April/Nov 2017: 5,494 (100%)
  • April/Nov 2018: 5,292 (100%)
  • April/Nov 2019: 4,706 (100%)
  • April/Nov 2020: 4,239 (100%)
  • April/Nov 2021: 4,082 (100%)
  • % Change April-Nov 2021: 21 (.51%)

Positions

Positions Filled through the Match

  • April/Nov 2017: 2,933 (82%)
  • April/Nov 2018: 3,016 (75%)
  • April/Nov 2019: 2,844 (69%)
  • April/Nov 2020: 2,716 (65%)
  • April/Nov 2021: 2,634 (63%)
  • % Change April-Nov 2021: -82 (-3.02%)

Preselected Positions

  • April/Nov 2017: 93 (3%)
  • April/Nov 2018: 232 (5%)
  • April/Nov 2019: 200 (5%)
  • April/Nov 2020: 244 (6%)
  • April/Nov 2021: 267 (6%)
  • % Change April-Nov 2021: 23 (9.43%)

Positions Not Filled

  • April/Nov 2017: 542 (15%)
  • April/Nov 2018: 795 (20%)
  • April/Nov 2019: 1,064 (26%)
  • April/Nov 2020: 1,195 (29%)
  • April/Nov 2021: 1,275 (31%)
  • % Change April-Nov 2021: 80 (6.69%)

Total Positions

  • April/Nov 2017: 3,568 (100%)
  • April/Nov 2018: 4,043 (100%)
  • April/Nov 2019: 4,108 (100%)
  • April/Nov 2020: 4,155 (100%)
  • April/Nov 2021: 4,176 (100%)
  • % Change April-Nov 2021: 21 (.51%)

Positions Needed for a 100% Match

  • April/Nov 2017: 1,926
  • April/Nov 2018: 1,249
  • April/Nov 2019: 598
  • April/Nov 2020: 84
  • April/Nov 2021: 0 (94 more than needed)
  • % Change April-Nov 2021: 178 (14%)

Actual Match Rate (Preselected and Matches)

  • April/Nov 2017: 3,026 (65%)
  • April/Nov 2018: 3,248 (61%)
  • April/Nov 2019: 3,044 (65%)
  • April/Nov 2020: 2,960 (70%)
  • April/Nov 2021: 2,901 (71%)
  • % Change April-Nov 2021: 84 (-1.99%)

Match Potential (Positions/Applicants)

  • April/Nov 2017: 3,568 (65%)
  • April/Nov 2018: 4,043 (76%)
  • April/Nov 2019: 4,108 (87%)
  • April/Nov 2020: 4,155 (98%)
  • April/Nov 2021: 4,176 (102%)
  • % Change April-Nov 2021: 21 (.51%)

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