UQ extends partnership with Ochsner Health for joint Doctor of Medicine (MD) Program

15 September 2023

A unique partnership between The University of Queensland (UQ) and Ochsner Health (Ochsner) has been extended until at least 2030 and will continue to grow the world’s physician pipeline through a transnational Doctor of Medicine (MD) program.

Delegation standing in group outside the UQ-Ochsner building UQ Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry AO travelled to New Orleans in the United States of America (USA) this week to sign a contract to extend our joint venture – The University of Queensland Ochsner Doctor of Medicine (MD) program.

“UQ is extremely proud to continue this collaboration with Ochsner Health,” Professor Terry said.

“Learning in both Brisbane and New Orleans gives medical students the opportunity to foster unique perspectives and address a wide variety of healthcare challenges.”

After completing the UQ-Ochsner MD program, graduates are qualified to enter a USA medical residency and an Australian-based internship.

CEO of Ochsner Health, Mr Pete November said “when the opportunity arose to partner with UQ, one of the world’s top 50 universities, we saw it as a great opportunity to make a difference to local communities and beyond.”

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