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Xavier Ochsner College of Medicine Announces Founding Dean and Location in Downtown New Orleans at Benson Tower

April 29, 2024

Xavier University of Louisiana (Xavier), a leading undergraduate institution in preparing Black students to successfully complete medical school, has announced continued progress with Ochsner Health (Ochsner), the Gulf South’s leading academic medical center in training physicians, to launch their transformational Xavier Ochsner College of Medicine (XOCOM).

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New Surgery Residency Program to Launch at Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center

April 16, 2024

Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center, the only Level 2 Trauma Center in the region, celebrated the launch of its new General Surgery Residency Program on April 16, 2024. Accredited by the ACGME, the program aims to address the physician shortage projected by 2030 and improve healthcare access by training surgeons to meet high standards of care. The initiative underscores Ochsner's commitment to community health and includes comprehensive facilities and a strong support system to ensure quality training. This program is part of Ochsner Health's broader mission to serve, heal, and educate across the Gulf South, aligning with its long-standing tradition of excellence in medical education and research.

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The University of Queensland Medical School – Ochsner Health celebrates high residency match

March 15, 2024

This year, UQ Ochsner MD Program received a 99% match rate through the National Residency Match Program – the highest rate in the medical school’s history since securing a full cohort of students, exceeding the average national match rate of 93.5% for U.S. medical schools

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Ochsner Children's Hospital Partners with Youth Empowerment Project

February 29, 2024

The agreement provides children ages 7 to 18 academic support, physical activity, music, drama and arts instruction, and social-emotional support.

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Ochsner Health offers student expo for networking, career coaching

February 22, 2024

The event is an opportunity to network with industry leaders, receive career coaching and participate in mock interviews and resume reviews. 

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Ochsner Health and University of Queensland (UQ) Doctor of Medicine (MD) program honors graduates

December 6, 2023

Since welcoming the first UQ-Ochsner MD program class in 2009, 953 students have graduated, and the program averages an impressive 95% match rate through the National Residency Match Program.

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Ochsner Hospital for Children Introduces Pediatrics Residency Program

November 15, 2023

Beginning in July 2024, pediatric interns will begin ACGME-accredited residency training at Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans, with newborn nursery and neonatology rotations at Ochsner Baptist.

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Ochsner Health Announces New Chief Community Medical Officer

November 6, 2023

The new community medical officer role comes a year after the formation of the 38-member Healthy State Advisory Board and furthers the collective Healthy State mission of creating healthier, happier and more productive communities, with health equity at the forefront of these efforts. Together, Healthy State members from every sector bring resources to underserved communities; better understand the impact of health and social conditions; utilize data, technology and innovation to improve outcomes; and invest in Louisiana’s economic growth and workforce.

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National Event to Address Food Insecurity, Obesity and Chronic Conditions in Louisiana

November 2, 2023

The Institute for Value-Based Medicine (IVBM) is renowned for promoting value-based care and advancing healthcare practices. This upcoming event brings together panels of distinguished healthcare and community experts who will delve into the latest innovations of value-based care. Together, they will discuss ways to address food insecurity, obesity and chronic conditions, which are major challenges in Louisiana.

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STHS, Ochsner Health Announce New Family Medicine Residency Program

September 25, 2023

The St. Tammany Health System/Ochsner Family Medicine Residency Program will fulfill the growing demand for physicians and establish a healthcare workforce pipeline by training a diverse cohort of excellent, well-rounded physicians.

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