About

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). 

Overview

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:

  • Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Mental Health
  • General Practice
  • Obstetrics
  • Medicine in Society
  • Medical and Surgical Specialties
  • Paediatrics
  • Critical Care

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Who can study at Ochsner?

Ochsner Clinical School trains:

  • Students in UQ's traditional MD Program undertaking a core rotation in the third and fourth year of their medical degree.
  • Students enrolled in the MD-Ochsner Program. 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. These students complete the first two years of their medical degree in Brisbane, while clinical placements, undertaken in year three and four, are organised around ten core medical disciplines, predominantly delivered in New Orleans.

Why Ochsner?

  • The opportunity for clinical experience in the United States: Students have a unique and exciting opportunity to gain clinical experience in the United States working within the Ochsner Health System, located in Louisiana, USA. 
  • Experience working in integrated health teams: Through core clinical rotations at Ochsner, students join the total health care team and participate in all phases of patient care in a comprehensive, integrated health care delivery system.
  • Medical registration in USA and Australia: MD-Ochsner students graduate able to be registered for medical practice in both countries.
  • Research opportunities: Ochsner is a national leader in medical research, conducting more than 750 clinical research studies every year and producing 200 annual publications in medical literature. Students have many opportunities to get involved in research.

Academic Title Holders

UQ Medicine is proud to acknowledge that our provision of high quality medical education and research would not be possible without the work of our hospital and clinic-based health professionals. At Ochsner Clinical School, our clinical training and research is supported by almost 300 health professionals who hold an Academic Title with UQ.

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