You'll also be eligible for the scholarships listed below which are specifically offered to UQ-Ochsner MD students.
If you are interested in research and combining a PhD with a medical degree, The University of Queensland Medical School offers an MD-PhD program called the Clinician Scientist Track (CST).
The CST represents a program of study that allows eligible students to incorporate a Higher Degree by Research (HDR), either a PhD or a Masters integrated with their MD degree. The CST is an intercalated model, meaning you interrupt your MD degree to do full-time PhD or Masters research, then return to finish your MD and graduate with an MD-PhD or MD-Masters.
The scholarship will cover tuition and a living stipend for three years during the PhD research component and the MD tuition costs for Years 3 and 4 of the MD component of your combined degree.
full-time UQ-Ochsner student
meet the requirements for entry into the PhD at The University of Queensland
successfully complete MD Year 2 with a GPA of 5.5
discuss your PhD research plans with the Director of MD Student Research and be approved to apply
Please note that only UQ-Ochsner students who commenced in the UQ-Ochsner MD program after 1st Jan 2021 are eligible to apply.
a record of high academic achievement
the scientific merit and impact of your proposed PhD research
any other matter that the selection committee considers to be relevant to your future success in the profession of medicine.
For more information, please get in touch with Director of MD Student Research: email@example.com.
The Dr. and Mrs. Roy Gregory Scholarship was set up by a generous endowment from Dr. and Mrs. Roy Gregory. Dr. Gregory practiced primary care for 37 years in Mandeville, LA, providing full-service family medicine to meet the needs of his community. Along with his partner, Dr. Gerald Keller, this 2-person practice was the first on the north shore to join Ochsner, eventually growing into a primary care practice of 14 physicians with three locations including a “Super Clinic” in Covington. Dr. Gregory retired from practice in 1997.
The scholarship was established to support a senior medical student at the Ochsner Clinical School who has a commitment to pursue a career in family medicine, displays academic excellence, and is dedicated to upholding the high standards of the medical profession and a genuine love for the communities they serve, as exemplified by Dr. Gregory throughout his remarkable career. This scholarship will award $2,000 to a student interested in pursuing a career in Family Medicine.
1. Applicants must be enrolled in good academic standing in year 4 of the Ochsner Clinical School.
a. Students in good academic standing have:
Successfully passed USMLE Step 1
Maintained a GPA of 4.25 or above
Have not failed or been required to repeat any rotations during their medical school enrollment.
b. Consideration will be given to academic achievement during their medical school training.
c. Consideration will be given to an applicant’s commitment to pursue a career in Family Medicine as evidenced by volunteerism, research, or other activities relevant to the field of family medicine.
2. Applicants must submit the application form and a 500-word essay describing their commitment to a career in Family Medicine.
3. Applications will be reviewed by the Dr. and Mrs. Roy Gregory Scholarship selection committee, which will be composed of at least 3 Family Medicine faculty members at the Ochsner Clinical School and chaired by the General Practice Clerkship Director.
The Perla S. Gil, MD Scholarship is supported by a generous endowed fund established in honor of Dr. Perla S. Gil. Dr. Gil was born in Santiago, Cuba and grew up in Spain and Peru. Her father was an ophthalmologist, and she followed his footsteps to a career in medicine. Dr. Gil trained at The Ochsner Clinic and Mount Zion Hospital in San Francisco before practicing anesthesiology for over 20 years at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego, California. The goal of this scholarship fund is to enhance diversity at Ochsner and in the medical profession by supporting female Ochsner Clinical School students of Hispanic descent who have traditionally been underrepresented in the medical profession.
1. Recipients must be medical students enrolled in phase 2 at the Ochsner Clinical School and must be in good academic standing, which is defined as: a. Successful completion of USMLE Step 1, GPA of 5 or above, and no failures or repeats for any courses or clerkships during their medical school enrollment.
2. Recipients must be a woman of Hispanic descent defined as either self, one or more parents or grandparents having been born in one or more of the following countries: Cuba, Spain, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay, Puerto Rico or Dominican Republic.
a. Applicants will have to provide proof of their Hispanic heritage. This could include immigration records, birth certificates, naturalization documents, etc.
3. A committee of faculty appointed by the Head of the Ochsner Clinical School that includes a majority of women and Hispanic physicians will select the recipient based on the following criteria.
a. Academic merit
b. Fluency in English and Spanish
c. Demonstration of “distance traveled”, in terms of overcoming obstacles or hardships like socioeconomic or educational disadvantage.
4. The scholarship is an annual one-time award of $10,000 to help cover medical school expenses. The number of awards will be determined annually by the selection committee.
The Ochsner Physician Scholars is a program for medical students admitted into the LSU Health Shreveport School of Medicine or The University of Queensland, Ochsner Clinical School. Eligible medical students can apply, and if selected, will receive a payment from Ochsner Health intended to be used for medical school expenses. In exchange, the student must commit to work in an Ochsner Health facility for five years after they complete their residency. Only those students interested in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine Primary Care, Internal Medicine Pediatrics Primary Care (dual certification) or Psychiatry will be eligible.