The University of Queensland and the Ochsner Health System are pleased to announce their new bi-continental Doctor of Medicine program, commencing from 1 January 2020. 

We are currently designing a new curriculum for this new program which will be implemented in the coming years and is subject to Australian Medical Council approval. The new curriculum will be innovative and continue to stand The University of Queensland apart from other Doctor of Medicine programs in Australia and overseas. The new program will reflect the changes and new challenges arising in the healthcare industry.

The new program will offer smaller class sizes to continue to ensure our students receive the highest quality of education and access to resources. Also, new scholarships will be available to eligible students. 

We want our graduates to be fully equipped to participate and excel in the program, and to succeed in their training following graduation. As such, applicants for the 2021 intake will be required to have an MCAT score of at least 504 to be eligible for entry into the program. 

In the new program, pre-departure support will be provided by The University of Queensland and the Ochsner Health System.

How to apply

The new program will be coordinated by staff working at The University of Queensland Ochsner Clinical School. The year in which you hope to enter our Doctor of Medicine program will determine who will assist you with your application:

Applying for entry in 2020?

The enrolments team at MedEdPath have helped hundreds of US students enter The University of Queensland Ochsner Clinical School and are there to provide hands-on support for applicants applying for 2020 entry. Visit MedEdPath to learn how to apply.

Applying for entry in 2021 and beyond?

If you are applying for 2021 entry, our team of admissions experts can help you through every step of the application process. Visit our admissions page to learn how to apply.

The end of The University of Queensland School of Medicine / Ochsner Clinical School Program

For the past 10 years, The University of Queensland and the Ochsner Health System have worked together to provide US medical students with a world class medical education across two continents: The University of Queensland School of Medicine / Ochsner Clinical School Program.

Our graduates have gone on to work in competitive programs at leading hospitals across the United States. In March of this year, our most recent class secured a match rate of 93 per cent – testament to the quality of students entering our program as well as the program taught by our Faculty in both Queensland and Louisiana.

After considerable reflection and discussion, we have decided to end the Program with the entering class of 2020. All students entering into the Program will continue to be taught through to graduation and can rely upon the same high-caliber of education and support throughout their time in the Program as has been historically provided.

Current students

Students who commenced their studies under the current program will be able to complete their education under the new program. The University of Queensland and the Ochsner Health System are committed to ensuring that continuing students will not be impacted by the changes. 

If you have any questions regarding this information, contact med.ochsner@uq.edu.au.