The innovative medical program offered by the University of Queensland’s Medical School has been award full accreditation by the Australian Medical Council.
The University of Queensland’s School of Medicine has partnered up with Ochsner Health System in its graduate entry Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) program, which is available for American students.
The program started in January 2010, and UQ’s School of Medicine Head of School David Wilkinson has been informed that the AMC has awarded full accreditation for the maximum length allowable, until 2016.
The AMC assesses and accredits basic medical education courses, that is, courses that lead to a qualification that permits the holder to obtain a license to practise as a medical doctor. A graduate of a medical course accredited by the AMC is eligible to apply for registration as a medical practitioner in any state or territory of Australia. By assessing a medical school, the AMC can assure the state and territory medical registration boards that the school’s educational program satisfies agreed national guidelines for basic medical education.
About the UQ/Ochsner Program
Admitted U.S. students will study two years of Basic Sciences at The University of Queensland School of Medicine. 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.
Who Can Apply?
American students are eligible to apply to the UQ/Ochsner Medical Program.
Canadians are not eligible to apply to the UQ/Ochsner program, but can apply to UQ’s Medical Program. Canadian students enrolled in the UQ Medical School are eligible to complete two rotations and the elective overseas at the Ochsner Health System, providing them with experience working in the American medical field.
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