The UQ-Ochsner MD Program is a unique opportunity for United States citizens and permanent residents to gain an international education experience and qualify for medical practice registration in the United States and Australia.
UQ Medicine has partnered with the Ochsner Health Care System in New Orleans, Louisiana (United States of America) to create an exceptional medical education program for outstanding students. The aim of the program is to allow students from the United States (US) to benefit from an international educational experience yet still receive sufficient clinical training to meet registration requirements to practice medicine in the US.
Since its inception in 2009, the UQ-Ochsner program has continued to flourish, providing outstanding educational outcomes for 120 new US medical students each year. These students undertake the first two years of their program immersed in the UQ Medical School in Brisbane, before returning to the US to complete their final two years of clinical training in the Ochsner Health Care System in New Orleans. Students graduate with a UQ medical degree but are also able to register for practice throughout the US.