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Start your MD adventure

Discover our medical program

For almost 15 years, The University of Queensland and Ochsner Health have worked together to train future physician leaders. We have developed a unique pathway which, enables students to train across two continents, leveraging the resources of two world class institutions. 

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Entry requirements

  • MCAT 504, GPA B average, two-course prerequisites and an interview.
  • We've developed four online short courses to aid assessed applicants who don't meet the subject prerequisites. 
  • Available for U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents.
  • Letter of recommendation, personal statement, experience, or resume is not required.
  • Applications are now open for a January 2025 start.
  • No application fee.

Review the admissions process and learn more about the program.

Book a chat

We’ve scheduled drop-in sessions for you to have a one-to-one Zoom with either a member of the Enrollment team or a current UQ-Ochsner medical student.

Book your 30 minute chat now

Webinar: Medical student support

Moving overseas is a big step. At UQ-Ochsner, you'll work with a network of staff and students who are there to help you every step of the way.


Years 1 and 2

Years one and two of the program is completed in Brisbane, Australia. In Year 1, you will learn from experts in biomedical sciences, public health and social sciences, and clinical leaders. During Year 2, you will continue to develop your clinical and professional skills through clinical coaching, case-based learning and longitudinal clinical placements in the community and hospital.  

  •  Integrated case-based learning with early patient contact.
  •  Longitudinal clinical placements in the community and hospital.
  •  Access to a wide range of student support.
  •  300+ days of sunshine.

Years 3 and 4

Hands-on clinical practice takes place at Ochsner Health in Louisiana in years three and four. During these two year you will rotate through a range of immersive clinical experiences in hospital and community settings, providing you with opportunities to develop as a well-rounded graduate as you prepare to progress into residency training.

  •   Dedicated USMLE preparation course.
  •  Incorporate research into your medical degree.
  •  99% match rate for 2024.
  •  #1 music city in the USA.
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Graduate outcomes


Our graduates secure residencies in highly competitive programs at leading US hospitals.

99% match rate for 2024

Testament to the quality of students entering our program as well as the curriculum taught.

Top 3 choice: 65%

65 per cent of the graduating class matched into one of their top 3 residency choices.