The University of Queensland-Ochsner Health System International Medical Education Partnership allowing students to study medicine across two continents

Peter D Jones, David Wilkinson, H Marshak

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Students from the USA are being recruited to study Medicine at UQ's School of Medicine and will spend the first two years of their Medical program in Australia and the majority of their final two years completing clinical rotations in New Orleans.
Summary of work: The students will graduate with an Australian MB BS and complete the USMLEexaminations to allow them to match for a residency program in the USA on graduation. The new program is currently being assessed by the Australian Medical Council (AMC) and pending approval,these students will be eligible to practice in Australia. Current Australian students in the UQ program will be allowed to complete 6 months of their clinical rotations in New Orleans.

Summary of results: In 2009 an initial cohort of 15 USA students has commenced their Medical studies with 6 of these participating in the 2010 USA residency match.

Conclusions: The UQ-Ochsner-International Pathways© partnership is developing a unique opportunityfor students to study medicine in both Australia and the USA. The AMC are planning a formal site visit o fUQ and the Ochsner Health System in 2010. The first graduates of this program are expected in 2013.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event14th Ottawa Conference: The assessment of competence Miami 2010 - Hyatt Regency, Miami, Florida, USA, Miami, United States
Duration: 15 May 201019 May 2015


Conference14th Ottawa Conference
CountryUnited States


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