Understanding the UQ-Ochsner Partnership
In 2008, The University of Queensland (UQ) teamed-up with the Ochsner Health System (OHS) to establish the Ochsner Clinical School. The Ochsner Clinical School enhances the hands-on training experience of 3rd and 4th year medical students and offers them an exciting opportunity to be part of a global medical school experience spanning two continents.
Since that time, the relationship has grown to include an expansive research partnership enabling investigators from UQ and OCS to access vast public and private funding opportunities in Australia and the United States.
Benefits of the Partnership
The partnership enables:
- enhanced productive transdisciplinary research collaborations between OHS and UQ;
- enhanced opportunities to include research and scholarship within the Doctor of Medicine (MD) program - a fundamental tenet of UQ's state-of-the-art medical education and training program;
- opportunity to access public and private funding opportunities, and those funds exclusively earmarked for international collaborations;
- recruitment and retention of outstanding research staff;
- recruitment of high-calibre research students with interest in research and scholarship;
- increased opportunities for UQ medical graduates to enter residency positions in outstanding academic centres in North America;
- a greater number of national and international presentations;
- a greater number of jointly-authored publications in high impact journals; and
- the continued enhancement of academic reputation of OCS and UQ.