Ochsner student orientation

This section contains complete details for Ochsner students transitioning to Phase 2 at the Ochsner Clinical School.

NOTE: Students may experience difficulties accessing some of the websites needed to complete orientation requirements, while still in Australia or outside of the U.S. For many complex reasons, some sites are not always accessible everywhere in Australia. The sites are definitely accessible on campus at St. Lucia and Herston, and anywhere in the CBD of Brisbane. Please also try using different internet browsers. 

1. 2019 Orientation dates

Attendance at ALL Orientation activities for the Year 3 Ochsner Cohort is compulsory, with no exceptions. Details regarding the schedule for Orientation week will be provided directly to students via their UQ email.

  • Ochsner students beginning Year 3 should plan to arrive in New Orleans no later than January 2, 2019.
  • Full-day events are scheduled each day beginning January 3, 2019. 
  • A Year 3 Welcome Reception is scheduled for Friday, January 4, 2019 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at the Ochsner Main Campus Brent House Conference Center. (Guests are invited.)
  • The annual White Coat Ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 11:30am at the Jefferson Performing Arts Center. (Tickets are not required and there is no guest limit.)
Summary of deadlines

To assist you in preparing for your transition to Phase 2 at the Ochsner Clinical School, below is an at-a-glance view of deadlines.

USMLE Step 1 Exam

When you sit for the USMLE Step 1 exam, you will be provided with an embossed receipt from the Prometric Center.  Please be sure to retain this receipt for your records as you are required to upload your receipt via Placements. This will show up as a To Do task on your home page. Click on the task or navigate to My Details and upload your Prometric Center receipt under the Step 1 Documentation section