A record 98% match rate

18 Mar 2022

The highly anticipated day has arrived for those who participated in the 2022 National Residency Match Program, a rite of passage in which applicants learn who has been ‘matched’ to a US residency program for the next chapter of their medical training.

This year, 94 UQ Ochsner graduates entered the match and achieved an incredible 98% match rate – with more than 70% matching in their top three choices for residency.

Associate Professor Leonardo Seoane, Chief Academic Officer at Ochsner Health, said this is the highest rate in the program’s history and far exceeds the national match rate for U.S. medical schools.

“We are so proud of all of our ‘new residents’ on this milestone day as they prepare to carry on the rich legacy of being a UQ Ochsner Medical School graduate.

“Our unique program offers students a global perspective as they train, giving them valuable insight and preparing them to thrive professionally and with compassion in a world changed by the COVID-19 pandemic,” Associate Professor Seoane said.

View the Class of 2021 residency and internship matches

Our graduates are now heading to some of the nation’s most prestigious residency programs, among them:

  • Ochsner Health
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • University of Connecticut
  • Emory University
  • Dartmouth University
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Lahey Clinic

They will be working in the following specialities:

  • Anesthesia
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family and Internal Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Neurology
  • OB/GYN
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • Vascular Surgery

They matched in the following States:


Interested in starting your medical journey at UQ Ochsner?

Join us on Wednesday, April 20 at 6pm (CST) to hear from Medical Dean, Professor Stuart Carney and Director, Ochsner Clinical School, Professor Ron Amedee. They’ll give an overview of our Doctor of Medicine program and highlight the advantages of studying at our two world class institutions – The University of Queensland and Ochsner Health. 

Register for the webinar