The program

The UQ-Ochsner Doctor of Medicine (MD) program is designed to develop the knowledge, skills and personal qualities expected of leading physicians.

Our medical program is offered in partnership with the Ochsner Health and is only open to US citizens and permanent residents. You'll graduate with a global perspective and enter the residency match in a strong position, with our 2021 graduating class securing a 98% match rate. Upon graduation, you will be:

  • eligible for ECFMG certification
  • prepared to take the USMLEs for your NRMP match 
  • able to practice medicine in all 50 states of the US
  • qualified for medical practice in Australia 


Study with confidence in a medical program that meets the stringent accreditation standards of the Australian Medical Council (AMC) and recognised by the Medical Board of Australia. AMC is an independent national standards body simliar to the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) in the United States. UQ is also accredited by the United States Department of Education to administer various need-based loans to eligible US students and/or parents as part of the William D. Ford Direct Loan Program.

CRICOS Code: 0101740

 98% match rate for 2022

 Integrated, case-based learning with early patient contact

 Evidence-based and quality driven clinical skills training

  Dedicated USMLE preparation course

 Access to a wide range of student support

 Incorporate research into your medical degree

 Accredited by the Australian Medical Council (AMC)


Years 1 and 2

Clinical Preparation (years 1 and 2) combines the study of basic and clinical sciences with training in research, ethics, public health and clinical skills. You'll also complete an apprentice-style Observership within an Australian healthcare environment.

Years 3 and 4

Clinical Practice (years 3 and 4) involves undertaking different clinical placements primarily at the Ochsner Clinical School in Louisiana. Clinical placements include ten core areas, including pediatrics, surgical and medical specialties, and critical care.