Ochsner Academics Announces Strong Match Day 2020 Results
The results are in! Ochsner Academics is proud to announce both the Department of Graduate Medical Education at Ochsner and The University of Queensland Ochsner Clinical School had strong Match Day outcomes through the National Residency Match Program – an annual rite of passage in which medical school students from around the globe learn who has been selected or matched to a U.S. residency program for the next chapter of their medical training.
Department of Graduate Medical Education at Ochsner
The Ochsner Department of Graduate Medical Education successfully filled 100% of positions offered to students from across the globe participating in this year’s match. Of the positions filled thru the National Resident Match Program:
- 14 positions filled were matched from students within Louisiana
- 36 positions filled were matched from students outside of Louisiana
“We’re delighted that all of the positions offered by our Graduate Medical Education Office were once again filled in this year’s match. This high fill rate truly speaks to the high quality Graduate Medical Education programs we offer here at Ochsner,” said Ronald Amedee, MD, Head of School and Dean of Medical Education, Ochsner Health.
The Ochsner Department of Graduate Medical Education offers 30 ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) accredited residency and fellowship programs in a variety of specialties including anesthesiology, emergency medicine, internal medicine, maternal fetal medicine and more. For more information about the Department of Graduate Medical Education at Ochsner, visit education.ochsner.org/gme.
The University of Queensland Ochsner Clinical School
The University of Queensland Ochsner Clinical School graduating class of 2019 received a 90% Match Rate through the National Residency Match Program – a rate comparable with the national Match Rate for U.S. medical schools. Additionally, 2020 marks the eighth year in a row that The University of Queensland Ochsner Clinical School’s Match Rate has been 90% or above.
“Match Day is a milestone moment in the life of an aspiring physician. Our program’s faculty and staff are proud to have instilled these students with a true global perspective spanning two continents as they trained to be medical professionals. Today, considering everything happening in Louisiana and across the globe with COVID-19, it’s important to pause and recognize the incredible work healthcare professionals are doing for our communities. Now more than ever we need high quality doctors and we know our students are prepared for this next step in their medical careers,” said Leonardo Seoane, M.D., Chief Academic Officer, Ochsner Health.
This year, 87 students from The University of Queensland Ochsner Clinical School’s class of 2019 participated in the National Residency Match Program. Of The University of Queensland Ochsner Clinical School students matched:
- 71% matched outside of Louisiana for medical training
- 29% are remaining in Louisiana for medical training
- Of the graduates remaining in Louisiana for medical training, 19% are staying with Ochsner Health for medical training and have accepted positions within one of the 30 residency programs offered by the Department of Graduate Medical Education at Ochsner
The University of Queensland Ochsner Clinical School students matched into residency training programs at many prestigious institutions across the country, including Duke University, Oregon Health Sciences University, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and University of California Los Angeles, to name a few. Students also matched in the in-state programs at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport, LSU New Orleans, Tulane University, and East Jefferson General Hospital.
The University of Queensland Ochsner Clinical School students matched in a variety of specialties including all specialties including Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Emergency Medicine, and General Surgery.
To match with a residency program, students enter the National Residency Match Program during the final year of medical school. Throughout the fall and into early winter, students apply and interview with residency programs. From January to February both students and residency programs submit a preference list to the National Residency Match Program, which then uses a computerized mathematical algorithm to match programs and applicants. The final placement results are revealed each year on Match Day. Matched students start residency programs in July 2020. For more information about the National Residency Match Program, visit www.nrmp.org.
Celebrating 10 Years of Global Medical Education
Established in 2010, The University of Queensland Ochsner Clinical School is a unique four-year training, academic and clinical experience, which takes place across two continents, providing students with a global perspective as they train to become doctors. Through this program, students gain exposure to global health concepts by experiencing both the Australian and American healthcare systems.
The first two years of medical school curriculum take place in Brisbane, Australia at The University of Queensland, which is recognized as one of the top universities in the world and ranked 42nd worldwide on the 2019 US News Best Global Universities list. The final two years of clinical study are completed with Ochsner Health – one of the largest independent academic medical centers in the United States – located in New Orleans, LA.
Since the program’s inception, 144 graduates have matched to Louisiana programs with 90 of those graduates electing to complete their clinical training with Ochsner Health. Highlights from The University of Queensland Ochsner Clinical School’s first decade include:
- More than 550 medical students have graduated from The University of Queensland Ochsner Clinical School and of those graduates, approximately one-quarter have stayed in Louisiana to continue their training.
- The University of Queensland Ochsner Clinical School averages a 93% match rate through the National Residency Match Program, which equals that of U.S. medical schools.
- The University of Queensland Ochsner Clinical School students have gone on to train in every specialty at many prestigious institutions across the country such as Johns Hopkins, Mayo Clinic, University of Pennsylvania and University of Chicago.
- 56% of University of Queensland Ochsner Clinical School graduates have chosen a primary care specialty, which is more than double the average of U.S. medical schools.
For more information on The University of Queensland Ochsner Clinical School, visit ochsner.uq.edu.au.
About Ochsner Health
Ochsner Health is Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, healthcare system. Driven by a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate, coordinated clinical and hospital patient care is provided across the region by Ochsner's 40 owned, managed and affiliated hospitals and specialty hospitals, and more than 100 health centers and urgent care centers. Ochsner is the #1 ranked hospital in Louisiana by U.S. News & World Report and is recognized as a “Best Hospital” across two specialty categories caring for patients from all 50 states and more than 70 countries worldwide each year. Ochsner Hospital for Children is the only facility in Louisiana to be recognized as a top 50 children’s hospital by U.S. News & World Report for three consecutive years. Ochsner employs more than 26,000 employees and over 4,500 employed and affiliated physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties and conducts more than 700 clinical research studies. Ochsner Health is proud to be a tobacco-free environment. For more information, please visit ochsner.org and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.