NEW ORLEANS – The University of Queensland (UQ) – Ochsner Clinical School 2017 graduating class celebrated Match Day results with an impressive 95 percent Match Rate through the National Residency Match Program (NRMP), which is comparable to other medical schools in the U.S.

Students matched into residency training programs at many prestigious institutions across the country such as Ochsner Medical Center, UCLA, Vanderbilt, Emory University, University of Chicago, Dartmouth University, St. Louis University, Loma Linda University, Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai as well as the in-state programs at Tulane University and LSU New Orleans and Shreveport to name a few.

“We had 87 students enter the Match, our largest class to date, 37 percent of our Matched graduates have chosen to remain in Louisiana for residency training, with 23 percent staying in the Ochsner Health System”. “The data demonstrates that physicians tend to practice in the state in which they train. We are proud to train future physicians in the “Ochsner Way” who will care for us and our families while addressing the physician shortage in our state,” said Leonardo Seoane M.D., Regional Dean of the University of Queensland -Ochsner Clinical School.

“The Ochsner Department of Graduate Medical Education is pleased to have filled 100 percent of the 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 nineteen of the matched positions were filled by students from our own University of Queensland – Ochsner Clinical School graduating class of 2017. We are excited to have our medical students join us as they progress through the medical education continuum at Ochsner.”

Graduates matched in specialties including Orthopedic Surgery, General Surgery, Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Family and Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Neurology, OB/GYN, Pediatrics, Pathology, Psychiatry, Diagnostic Radiology, and Interventional Radiology.

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

The University of Queensland Faculty of Medicine ranks as one of the world’s Top 50 medical schools, and the university is renowned as one of the leading research institutions of the world. With a total enrollment of over 50,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, and an endowment of over $150M (AUD), the university is respected as a global powerhouse of innovation and education. In 2017, UQ attracted more than $368M (AUD) in research funding from government, industry and community sources.

The Ochsner Health System is one of the leading academic medical centers in the U.S. with 27 accredited graduate medical education programs and innovative undergraduate medical education programs focused on developing the next generation of health care providers. Ochsner Health System has been providing high-quality clinical and hospital patient care to Louisiana residents since 1942. Our healthcare family—today, comprising more than 18,000 employees and over 1,100 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties—is driven by our commitment to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate, and that passion is shared with every person who passes through our doors.

The class of 2017 UQ – Ochsner Clinical School students graduated in December 2017 and will begin their residencies in July 2018. This sixth graduating class spend the first two years of their medical school careers side-by-side their Australian colleagues in Brisbane. The Ochsner medical students spend the third and fourth years of medical school at the Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, where our award-winning teaching faculties oversee their clinical education in a world-class medical center. Our 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 www.academics.ochsner.org.

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About Ochsner Health System

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 80 health centers and urgent care centers. Ochsner is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Hospital” across four specialty categories caring for patients from all 50 states and more than 60 countries worldwide each year. Ochsner employs more than 18,000 employees and over 1,200 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties, and conducts more than 700 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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