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NEW ORLEANS, La. – The University of Queensland Ochsner Clinical School (UQ Ochsner Clinical School), Ochsner Graduate Medical Education and Ochsner System Pharmacy Education on March 18 celebrated Match Day 2022 – a rite of passage in which applicants from around the globe learn who has been selected for which U.S. residency program to start the next chapter of medical or pharmacy training.
This year, UQ Ochsner Clinical School received a 98% match rate through the National Residency Match Program -- the highest rate in the history of the program, and one that far exceeds the national match rate for U.S. medical schools.
“We are so proud of all of our medical students on this milestone day, as they prepare to carry on the rich legacy that comes with being a UQ Ochsner Clinical School graduate,” said Leonardo Seoane, M.D., Chief Academic Officer, Ochsner Health. “Our unique program offers students global perspective as they train, giving them valuable insight and preparing them to thrive professionally and with compassion in a world changed by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
The University of Queensland Ochsner Clinical School
The 98% match rate is a record for UQ Ochsner Clinical School, and it marks the tenth consecutive year that the school’s match rate has been 90% or above. Overall, more than 70% of UQ Ochsner Clinical School graduates matched in their top three choices for residency.
This year, 94 medical students from the UQ Ochsner Clinical School Class of 2021 participated in the National Residency Match Program. Students matched into residency training programs at many prestigious institutions across the country, including Ochsner Health, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Connecticut, Emory University, Dartmouth University, Baylor College of Medicine, and the Lahey Clinic, to name a few. Students also matched at the in-state programs at Tulane University, LSU New Orleans, and Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport. Matched students start their residency programs in July 2022. UQ Ochsner Clinical School students matched in a variety of specialties including Anesthesia, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Family and Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Neurology, OB/GYN, Orthopedic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Radiology.
Of the UQ Ochsner Clinical School students matched this year:
To match with a residency program, UQ Ochsner Clinical School students enter the National Residency Match Program during their final months of medical school. Throughout the fall and into the early winter, students apply and interview with residency programs as they complete their programs. From January to February, candidates 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. For more information about the National Residency Match Program, visit www.nrmp.org.
The UQ Ochsner Clinical School is a unique four-year training, academic and clinical experience, which takes place across two continents. The first two years of medical school curriculum occur at The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, which is recognized as one of the top medical schools in the world and ranked 36th worldwide on the 2021 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 – in New Orleans.
For more information on the UQ Ochsner Clinical School, visit https://education.ochsner.org/uq-ochsner-clinical-school.
Graduate Medical Education at Ochsner
Graduate Medical Education at Ochsner filled:
“We are thrilled that, once again, all positions offered by our Graduate Medical Education Office were filled in this year’s match. Ochsner offers high-quality programs, and our high fill rate record is a testament to the faculty, staff and students who are part of our program,” said Ronald Amedee, M.D., Dean of Medical Education for Ochsner Health and Director of Ochsner Clinical School. “We are excited to welcome residents and fellows here at our home program as well as nationally-renowned medical schools in Louisiana and across the country.”
The Ochsner Department of Graduate Medical Education offers 31 ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) accredited residency and fellowship programs in a variety of specialties, including anesthesiology, emergency medicine, internal medicine and more.
Ochsner Graduate Medical Education sponsors programs that are properly structured, monitored, and evaluated to improve quality of care for our patients. GME provides programs that emphasize personal, clinical, and professional development for over 300 trainees at our campuses each year.
For more information on Ochsner Graduate Medical Education, visit https://education.ochsner.org/gme.
Pharmacy Resident Education at Ochsner
Ochsner Health and Ochsner LSU Pharmacy Residency Programs received an 81% match rate through the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Resident Matching Program. Ochsner System Pharmacy Education offers residency programs in critical care, oncology, organ transplant and more.
The following pharmacy residency programs had a successful match:
Ochsner has approximately 21 pharmacist residents in training each year who provide clinical, distributive, and administrative support and services to Ochsner patients through their respective residency programs.
For more information on Ochsner Pharmacy Residency Programs, visit https://www.ochsner.org/careers/career-paths/pharmacy.
About Ochsner Health
Ochsner Health is an integrated healthcare system with a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate. Celebrating 80 years in 2022, it leads nationally in cancer care, cardiology, neurosciences, liver and heart transplants and pediatrics, among other areas. Ochsner is consistently named both the top hospital and top children’s hospital in Louisiana by U.S. News & World Report. The not-for-profit organization is inspiring healthier lives and stronger communities. Its focus is on preventing diseases and providing patient-centered care that is accessible, affordable, convenient and effective. Ochsner Health pioneers new treatments, deploys emerging technologies and performs groundbreaking research, including over 700 clinical studies. It has more than 34,000 employees and over 4,500 employed and affiliated physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties. It operates 40 hospitals and more than 300 health and urgent care centers across Louisiana, Mississippi and the Gulf South; and its cutting-edge Connected Health digital medicine program is caring for patients beyond its walls. In 2021, Ochsner Health treated more than 1 million people from every state and 75 countries. As Louisiana’s top healthcare educator, Ochsner Health and its partners educate thousands of healthcare professionals annually. To learn more, visit https://www.ochsner.org/.