Ochsner Phase 2 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 and onboarding requirements, whilst 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. 

View the Ochsner Year 2 to Year 3 transition checklist.

View the OMSA NOLA Guide.

1. 2021 Orientation dates

Attendance at ALL orientation activities for the Year 3 Ochsner Cohort is compulsory, with no exceptions. Details regarding the schedule for orientation and onboarding 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 6, 2021.
  • Full-day events are scheduled each day beginning January 7, 2021. 
  • The annual White Coat Ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 1:00 pm. Due to the COVID pandemic and current Louisiana regulations regarding social distancing, this will be a virtual ceremony. It will be streamed online for viewing via this link.

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 submit your receipt to med.ocsStudentAdmin@enquire.uq.edu.au. Make sure this is the embossed receipt from the Prometric Center and not just the confirmation of your location and test date.