UQ Medicine is the leading provider of education and research in Queensland and has the largest selection of medical programs in Australia. We were also ranked 30th in the world for Life Sciences and Medicine in the 2015/16 QS World University Rankings by Faculty.
Both UQ and Ochsner are non-profit institutions which emphasise patient care and the mission of the medical profession. Ochsner also owns, manages or is affiliated with 28 hospitals – and more than 60 health centres – across southeast Louisiana, making it the largest health system of its kind in the region.
MD-Ochsner graduates have a high match rate for US residency training programs.
51 out of 55 graduates who entered The Match in 2016 received residency placements – a match rate of 93 per cent. This rate rivals that of top medical schools in the US.
Residencies have included:
Graduates also qualify for medical practice in Australia and can apply for state or territory internships. In Australia, an internship is completed in the first year immediately after graduating from medical school.
After a new doctor completes their internship, they are eligible for General Registration and can begin a residency.
Australian residencies typically last for between one and three years, and involve a period of research or further training, in order to qualify for specialist training.
A full list of Australian medical specialities and specialist fields is available through the Medical Board of Australia.
UQ medical students are eligible to undertake some core clinical rotations in locations outside of Australia and the US, with opportunities to gain global experience in diverse clinical settings.
Ochsner students are provided with a number of resources to support their study for the United States Medical Licensing Exams. Resources are provided for the duration of the program (Phase 1 and Phase 2).
UQ medicine has partnered with the UQ Business School to create the Medical Leadership Program (MLP). Students who enrol in the MLP study four courses about leadership, along with their MD.
MD-Ochsner graduates are eligible for certification by the ECFMG. The MD is also accredited by the Australian Medical Council, which means the program meets the highest standards of medical education in the US and Australia.
UQ has an optional Clinician Scientist Track, which lets you study a Master of Philosophy or PhD alongside your MD. Research training gives you a chance to work alongside experts from a variety of medical disciplines.
“UQ has allowed me to realise that my medical influence goes beyond the borders of the United States. It also has so many opportunities to make a difference in areas that are most important to me. Plus, it doesn’t hurt to learn medicine in a nation that has some of the best beaches in the world!” Nifesimi Olojede, current Doctor of Medicine (MD-Ochsner) student
The courses offered in the Doctor of Medicine are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).Courses Program Rules
The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Doctor of Medicine. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.Program Rules
To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with the General Award Rules. The General Award Rules, along with other policies and regulations, can be found on the University Rules page.
Ochsner students undertake the majority of their clinical placements at the Ochsner Clinical School in Louisiana but must complete at least one x Year 4 placement in Australia. Placements include Mental Health, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paediatrics, and Surgery.
There are a number of requirements that students must meet prior to commencing clinical placement:
Students are liable for any additional costs associated with attending clinical placements.
Further information is available here.
Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:
The Doctor of Medicine is accredited by:
While this program may be accredited by an official industry body in Australia, completing this degree may not result in automatic accreditation for graduates. Please contact the relevant association for details.
Graduates of the Doctor of Medicine have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:
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