UQ-Ochsner graduates surpass US residency match average

23 Mar 2018

Latest medical graduates from The University of Queensland - Ochsner MD program are celebrating an impressive 95 per cent Match Rate through the National Residency Match Program (NRMP).

After graduation, students are ‘matched’ to a residency program across America.  

According to the NRMP, the average US national matching rate for medical school students was 94.3 per cent for 2017.

UQ-Ochsner Clinical School Head Dr Leonardo Seoane said students matched residency training programs at many prestigious institutions including UCLA, Vanderbilt, Emory University, University of Chicago, Dartmouth University, St. Louis University, Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai and in-state programs at Tulane University and LSU.

“We had 87 students enter the Match, the largest class to date,” Dr Seone said.

“37 per cent of our Matched graduates have chosen to remain in Louisiana for residency training, with 23 per cent staying in the Ochsner Health System.”

The class of 2017 UQ-Ochsner Clinical School students graduated in December 2017 and will begin their residencies in July 2018.

Graduates matched in specialties including Orthopedic Surgery, General Surgery, Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Family and Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Neurology, OB/GYN, Pediatrics, Pathology, Psychiatry, Diagnostic Radiology, and Interventional Radiology.

Ochsner Health System Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer Dr William McDade said the program offered a unique, global medical school experience.

“The continued success on Match Day reinforces the outstanding education these future doctors are receiving,” Dr McDade said.

“For the sixth year in a row, our Match Rate has been 90% or higher.

This is a credit to the quality of our students, our faculty and the program itself.

“We have a lot to be proud of.”

For more information on the program and how to apply, visit here.