Enrolment in this program is not available to Domestic students.

Enrolment in this program is not available to Domestic students.

Duration

4 Years full-time

Commencing 2018

Semester 1

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

64

Faculty

Medicine

Location

Teaching Hospitals, Ipswich, St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Doctor of Medicine.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

1. Direct Entry for Graduates: GPA of 5 in a key degree and MCAT.

CRICOS Code: 080920G

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for International students

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Please note that fees for this program are calculated and invoiced in USD, and fee information is not available in mySI-net.

Current UQ-Ochsner students should contact Student Fees for advice fees@uq.edu.au.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the MedEdPath.

Closing Date

Applications should normally be lodged between April and June in the year preceding enrolment.

How to apply

Enquiries for International students

Med Ed Path

Phone: +1 (877) 7770-155

Web: http://www.mededpath.org/

Enquire online

Why study the Doctor of Medicine?

The MD-Ochsner is a postgraduate medical program offered in partnership with Ochsner Health System.

Students may also enhance learning with research higher degree and medical leadership opportunities.

Note: Applicants should review the recommended entry pathways. All enquiries should be directed to US-based MedEDPath, the only authorised agent for this program.

Inherent Requirements: This program has inherent requirements that must be met prior to undertaking placements.

What you can study

Years 1 and 2 are completed in Brisbane and combine biomedical sciences, public health, medical ethics and clinical skills training in a case-based learning context, focused around a series of patient-centred cases. Early patient contact, clinical reasoning and research training are embedded to develop advanced clinical skills and medical knowledge required for evidence-based clinical practice.

In Years 3 and 4 clinical placements are organised around 10 core medical disciplines, predominantly delivered in New Orleans.

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Doctor of Medicine.

Click on the course code to view the Course Profile, for further information including advice of courses with shared teaching activities. Refer also to PPL 3.20.02 Course and Program Design - Procedures.

Placement courses

Clinical Placements are an integral component of the MD program. Years 3 and 4 of the program, also known as the clinical placement phase or Phase 2, consist of 10 core clinical rotations. These introduce students to and define the scope of each medical discipline, as well as providing a foundation on which to progress to postgraduate training.

Ochsner students undertake the majority of their clinical placements at the Ochsner Clinical School in Louisiana but must complete at least one x Year 4 placement in Australia. Placements include Mental Health, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paediatrics, and Surgery.

There are a number of requirements that students must meet prior to commencing clinical placement:

  • A current Blue Card (Working with Children Check)
  • A current Criminal History Check
  • A current First Aid Certificate (including CPR)
  • Evidence of immunisation

Students are liable for any additional costs associated with attending clinical placements.

Further information is available here.

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

1. Direct Entry for Graduates: GPA of 5 in a key degree and MCAT.

Additional application information

Prospective students will be required to attend an interview.

How to apply

Apply Online

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

1. Direct Entry for Graduates: GPA of 5 in a key degree and MCAT.

Additional application requirements

Direct Entry for Graduates: This program is only available to USA citizens/permanent residents. Applicants must apply via MedEdPath so should ignore any advice to the contrary. The key degree must have been completed within the ten year period preceding the proposed commencement date. A minimum score in MCAT (minimum total of 499 for new MCAT scores) is also required. Please note that a score of 499 is not a guarantee that you will receive an offer. This is a very competitive program and the final cut-off MCAT scores may be higher than 499. Additional information is located on The Faculty of Medicine website.

English language proficiency:This program requires a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum. For IELTS, an overall band score of 7 AND a minimum score of 7 in each sub-band of writing, reading, speaking and listening is required. Click for alternative evidence of English language proficiency.

Interview: Prospective students will be required to attend an interview in New Orleans.

Intake: UQ admits approximately 120 students per year for this cohort.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 080920G

English proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the MedEdPath.

Click here for application procedures for International students.

Closing date

Applications should normally be lodged between April and June in the year preceding enrolment.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Please note that fees for this program are calculated and invoiced in USD, and fee information is not available in mySI-net.

Current UQ-Ochsner students should contact Student Fees for advice fees@uq.edu.au.

Fees for International students

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Please note that fees for this program are calculated and invoiced in USD, and fee information is not available in mySI-net.

Current UQ-Ochsner students should contact Student Fees for advice fees@uq.edu.au.

Additional costs

  • Students are expected to fund travel and living expenses associated with placements, some of which may be outside the Brisbane metropolitan area.
  • Senior First Aid Certificate (including CPR) (approx $155)

What you can do with a Doctor of Medicine

Careers

Medical practitioners may work in private practice; public health; academia/teaching; research; aid organisations; the defence forces; and/or a combination of these areas. Some of the specialties/fields available to graduates are:

  • Academic medicine
  • Accident and emergency
  • Anaesthesia
  • Dermatology
  • General practice
  • Intensive care
  • Medical administration
  • Medicine (general medicine, cardiology, etc)
  • Obstetrics and gynaecology
  • Occupational medicine
  • Ophthalmology
  • Paediatrics
  • Pathology/histopathology/microbiology/haematology
  • Psychiatry
  • Public health medicine
  • Radiology
  • Rehabilitation medicine
  • Sexual health
  • Sports medicine
  • Surgery (general surgery, neurosurgery, etc)

To find out more about where a career in Medicine can take you, view our Careers in Health guide.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following organisations:

  • Medical Board of Queensland

Accrediting body

This program has been accredited by:

  • Medical Board Of Australia

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Doctor of Medicine

To complete the Doctor of Medicine, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

#64 units are required.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Doctor of Medicine.

Program Rules for the Doctor of Medicine