Ochsner Celebrates Excellence in the 2017 Residency Match

Ochsner Celebrates Excellence in the 2017 Residency Match

NEW ORLEANS – The members of the fifth University of Queensland (UQ) – Ochsner Clinical School graduating class celebrated 2017 Match Day with an impressive 95% Match Rate through the National Residency Match Program (NRMP), which is above the national match rate for U.S. medical schools. This year’s cohort is the largest in program history.

Students entered Match Day and received residency matches to many of the most prestigious institutions across the country, such as Ochsner Health System, University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Emory University, Dartmouth, Barnes – Jewish Hospital and Mayo Clinic.

In addition, 33% of matched residents are remaining in Louisiana for medical training, with 20% staying in the Ochsner Health System.

“The Graduate Medical Education Office at Ochsner is pleased to have filled 55 of 57 positions offered in this year’s match,” said Ronald Amedee, MD, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Designated Institutional Official, Ochsner Health System. Amedee adds “20% percent of the matched positions were filled by students from our own University of Queensland – Ochsner Clinical School graduating class of 2016. We are excited to have our former medical students join us as they progress through the medical education continuum at Ochsner.”

Residents matched in specialties including Neurosurgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Family and Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Neurology, OB/GYN, Pathology, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry and Radiology.

“Our program offers a novel, global medical school experience and our continued success on Match Day reinforces the unique education these future doctors are receiving,” said William McDade, MD, Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer, Ochsner Health System. “For the fifth year in a row, our Match Rate has been 90% or higher. That is a credit to the quality of our students, our faculty and the program itself. We have a lot to be proud of.”

The class of 2016 UQ – Ochsner Clinical School students graduated in December 2016 and will begin their residencies in July 2017. This fifth graduating class completed two years of study at The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia which is consistently ranked as one of the top universities in the world, followed by two years of clinical study at Ochsner which is recognized as one of the top academic medical centers in the United States. This innovative medical education program educates U.S. citizens on two continents and was established in 2009.

For more information on the UQ – Ochsner Clinical School, visit academics.ochsner.org.


Ochsner Health System 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 30 owned, managed and affiliated hospitals and more than 60 health centers. Ochsner is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Hospital” across three specialty categories caring for patients from all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide each year. Ochsner employs more than 17,000 employees and over 1,000 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties, and conducts more than 600 clinical research studies. Ochsner Health System is proud to be a tobacco-free environment. For more information, please visit ochsner.org and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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