Our graduates secure residencies in highly competitive programs, at leading hospitals across the US. Our 2019 class secured a match rate of 95.4 per cent – a testament to the quality of students entering our program as well as the curriculum taught by our faculty in both Queensland and Louisiana.

We’ll have residents from programs across the country on our webinar panel to talk about their experiences and answer your questions. 


Dr Stefanie Ward, MD
Pediatric resident, PGY-2 at Eastern Virginia, Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughters

Dr Stefanie Ward is from Virginia Beach, Virginia and went to James Madison University where she earned a BS in health sciences. She went on to earn an MS in medical sciences from Mississippi College prior to starting medical school at the University of Queensland as part of the Ochsner cohort. She is currently back in Virginia and is a Pediatric Resident and the Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughters. She plans on doing a chief year prior to pursuing a fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care. She spends most of her free time spoiling her pup and either hiking, skiing, or paddle boarding.

Dr Joshua Brooks, MD MPH
Internal Medicine resident, PGY-2 at UHS Southern, Temecula Valley Hospital

Dr Josh Brooks is originally from Madison, WI by way of Colorado, Chile, Barcelona, California, New York, Ghana, Aussie, New Orleans and now back to Cali. He went to CU-Boulder and completed BA in Environmental Biology and went on to work in labs, biotech and then change things up working as a writer in skateboarding media at ESPN, Transworld and Thrasher before going back for his MPH in global health and epidemiology at Columbia University. While there, he began practicum work in Ghana and after graduating oversaw a clinical trial aimed at using continuous positive airway pressure to reduce mortality among pediatric patients with all-cause respiratory distress. This experience finally pushed Josh into medicine, a field he had long considered, and join the Ochsner Cohort as part of UQ. Josh plans on pursuing a fellowship in pulmonary/critical care. He spends his free time skateboarding, surfing, reading and hiking with his wife and dog Robot.

Dr Andrew Kolomensky, MD
Anesthesia resident, at Ochsner Health

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