Research excellence

The University of Queensland and Ochsner Health both have long traditions of academic excellence and scientific discovery. As an internationally renowned community of scientists and physicians, we are dedicated to advancing knowledge and cultivating excellence in the development of the next generation of scientific leaders. You'll learn a curriculum that has been influenced by clinician scientists who are making a global impact.

Meet Professor Ian Frazer, co-creator of the HPV vaccine against cervical cancer



Research during your medical degree

An understanding of the research process and acquisition of associated skills are increasingly vital to doctors in the evidence-based and ever-changing practice of medicine. Students enrolled at the Ochsner Clinical School are eligible and encouraged to participate in all the research options available in the UQ Medical Program. This could include a Higher Degree by Research (HDR), Master of Philosophy (MPhil) which is equivalent to a Master of Science (MSc) in the US, or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree. 

Read about Sarah's experience

Ochsner students not wishing to enrol in an HDR or MPhil are encouraged to participate in Extended Research on an extra-curricular/volunteer basis during MD Years 3 and 4 at the Ochsner Clinical School in New Orleans.

During her medical degree Daphne Verter worked on a project that recorded the voices of patients with ALS.

Medical student Donald Chang explains how valuable research opportunities and collaborative experiences are for tomorrow's doctors.​

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