The program

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

Our program is offered in partnership with the Ochsner Health System 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 2018 graduating class securing a 93% 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 

A new University of Queensland-Ochsner MD Program will launch from 1 January 2020. Learn more about the changes.

 93% match rate for 2018


 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

Curriculum

Phase 1

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.

Phase 2

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.