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.

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Meet the residents

Bhargavi ChekuriDr Bhargavi Chekuri
Family Medicine at Dartmouth-Concord Hospital

Dr Bhargavi Chekuri is a third year family medicine resident from the New Hampshire Dartmouth Family Medicine Program. Prior to starting medical school, she graduated with a degree in political science from New York University (NYU). Medical school at UQ provided Bhargavi with several formative opportunities to learn about community and global medicine, community outreach and leadership. Her current areas of interest include quality improvement and systems medicine. After residency, Bhargavi hopes to continue practicing full-spectrum family medicine in community health centre settings.


Jeff CooteDr Jeffrey Coote
Pediatrics at Tulane/Ochsner

Dr Jeffrey Coote is originally from Slidell, Louisiana; a suburb just across the lake from New Orleans. He graduated from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in Biology and minor in Psychology. After graduation, he went to Mississippi College, where he received a Master in Medical Sciences before starting medical school at the UQ Ochsner Clinical School. Jeffrey got involved with research during his third year of medical school, working with the Ochsner m3D Lab to look at the benefits of 3D printing, virtual reality, and augmented reality in patient care and student/resident education. He is currently finishing his intern year with the Tulane/Ochsner Pediatrics Residency Program and plans on entering a Pediatric Critical Care fellowship after completing residency. Outside of medicine, Jeffrey is a huge sports fan and aspires to one day become close friends with the Pelicans’ Zion Williamson. 


James MorongDr James Morong
Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)

Dr James Morong was born in NYC and raised in Los Angeles, CA. He graduated from McGill University in Montreal with a degree in Anatomy and Cell Biology and a minor in Japanese language. He became interested in Obstetrics & Gynecology, particularly in relation to healthcare disparities in medical school. He completed a Master of Philosopher research project, comparing maternal mortality in the USA and Australia, concurrently with his medical degree. During his fourth year at UQ Ochsner, James completed a sub-internship at The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and fell in love with both the program and subspecialty. He graduated from UQ Ochsner in 2016 and matched in Obstetrics & Gynecology at UIC. He is currently at the end of his PGY-3 year and applying for a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology. Outside of medicine, James bakes, surfs and is teaching himself Spanish.


Jeff WaylandDr Jeff Wayland
Emergency Medicine in Albuquerque at the University of New Mexico

Dr Jeff Wayland hails from the Beach Cities of Southern California. He graduated from UC Berkeley in 2012 with a major in Cognitive Science. After college, he ran clinical trials at the Bay Area for a medical device company until he packed up his belongings (and dog) to move to Brisbane, Australia, as part of his UQ Ochsner medical program. Upon returning to Louisiana, and Ochsner, Jeff started a research project centred around concussions in professional Quidditch and was able to present his findings at several conferences around the country. Jeff will start his Residency in Emergency Medicine in Albuquerque, at the University of New Mexico, where he plans to pursue additional training with their world-famous Mountain Medicine Consortium. While studying medicine, Jeff was involved with the UQ Cycling Club, got his paragliding license, and spent a month in far northern Queensland working at a rural health clinic.  Outside of medicine, Jeff can provide expertise in bringing your dog (and fiance) to Australia, and his love of the outdoors makes him (overly) confident on a bike, in the air, or on a mountain.


Diana MaslovDr Diana Maslov
Internal Medicine at Ochsner

Dr Diana Maslov is originally from a suburb of Chicago. She graduated from Lehigh University with a Bachelor Degree in Psychology and then went to Johns Hopkins University and graduated with a Masters Degree in Health Sciences. During medical school, she was heavily involved in Hematology/Oncology research. She presented at multiple conferences. After graduating from UQ Ochsner in 2018, she was awarded the Ochsner Research Fellowship where she continued her work in Oncology. She matched in to Internal Medicine at Ochsner Medical Center. She is finishing up her intern year and plans to pursue a fellowship in Hematology/Oncology. Outside of medicine, she likes to bike and discover new restaurants and music in New Orleans.

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