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 2019 graduating class securing a 95.4% 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 

CRICOS Code: 0101740

 95.4% match rate for 2019

 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


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.