The School & The Program
Study Two Years in Australia & Two in the U.S.
Admitted U.S. students will study two years of Basic Sciences at The University of Queensland School of Medicine. Australia is widely considered one of the most academically outstanding and desirable locations for U.S. students studying abroad. They will then spend two years in New Orleans and/or Baton Rouge, Louisiana at Ochsner Health System, completing their core and elective clinical rotations. Upon satisfactory completion of the four years, students will be eligible for ECFMG certification, to take the USMLEs, for the NRMP match, and to practice medicine in the U.S.
The MBBS Degree
UQ grants the MBBS degree, which is recognized in the U.S. as equivalent to the U.S. MD degree.
An Ongoing Demand for Quality Physicians
In the U.S. as the population grows and ages, the need for physicians is increasing dramatically and is expected to continue increasing through the next decade. U.S. medical school capacities (even with some current expansions) do not come close to addressing the size of the need. For the many qualified U.S. students who do not gain admittance to a U.S. medical school or for those who prefer a more international experience, the Queensland-Ochsner cohort is distinctive in being comparable to the highest quality U.S. medical education.
The University of Queensland School of Medicine