The Ochsner Clinical School offers students a unique and exciting opportunity to gain clinical experience in the United States working within the Ochsner Health System, located in Louisiana (United States of America).
Ochsner is Louisiana’s largest nonprofit, academic, multispecialty healthcare delivery system and owns, manages, or is affiliated with, 25 hospitals and more than 50 health centres across the region. Ochsner is the only Louisiana hospital recognised by US News & World Report as a “Best Hospital” across nine specialty categories. Ochsner is also a national leader in medical research, conducting more than 750 clinical research studies every year and producing 200 annual publications in medical literature. Thanks to its partnership with the University of Queensland, Ochsner is one of the largest non-university-based physician training centres in the United States.
Through faculty-guided instruction on the comprehension of human illness, the core clinical rotations teach students the essentials of history taking, conducting physical examinations, analysing laboratory tests, and understanding completely the mechanisms of disease in order to reach a clinical diagnosis and to develop a treatment plan. Core clinical rotations available at Ochsner include:
- Mental Health
- General Practice
- Medicine in Society
- Medical and Surgical Specialties
- Critical Care