NEW ORLEANS – Along with all other medical school graduates across the United States, the members of the third University of Queensland-Ochsner Clinical School (UQ-OCS) graduating class received their residency match results on Friday, March 20. This year, 25 of the 28 students who entered the match received residency spots and will soon be at hospitals across the country, including Yale, Mayo Clinic, LSU New Orleans, Penn State, Oregon Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Baylor University and Aurora Sinai. Eight UQ-OCS graduates are returning to Ochsner for residencies in internal medicine, neurology, anesthesiology, general surgery and radiology.
“Our program offers a unique, global medical school experience and our continued success in Match Day reinforces the cutting edge education these future doctors are receiving,” said Dr. William Pinsky, Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer, Ochsner Health System, and Head, UQ Ochsner Clinical School. “It is encouraging to see the hard work and dedication of our graduates pay off through offers of bright futures and opportunities. We have a lot to be proud of.”
The class of 2014 UQ-OCS students graduated in December 2014 and will begin their residencies in July 2015. This third graduating class of UQ-OCS students completed two years of study at The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, followed by two years of clinical study at Ochsner. This innovative medical education program that spans two continents was established in 2008.
The UQ-OCS program continues to grow. Currently, 255 students are enrolled in the first two years of the program in Australia, and there are 102 students in their third year and 63 in their fourth year here in New Orleans.
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