Ochsner Clinical School provides research training opportunities through both formal and informal mechanisms. Students enrolled at the Ochsner Clinical School are encouraged to participate in research-based programs leading to a Higher Degree by Research; Master of Philosophy (MPhil), equivalent to a Master of Science in the US or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Ochsner medical students not wishing to enrol in a Higher Degree by Research are encouraged to participate in extra-curricular/volunteer research activities in MD Years 1 and 2 while at UQ in Brisbane, and during MD Years 3 and 4 at the Ochsner Health System in New Orleans.  Description of current research activities at both institutions can be found at their respective websites under "Research."    

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