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Release Date: March 15, 2024

NEW ORLEANS, La. – The University of Queensland Medical School – Ochsner Health (UQ Ochsner MD Program) and Ochsner Graduate Medical Education on March 15 celebrated Match Day 2024 – a rite of passage in which applicants from around the globe learn who has been selected for which U.S. residency program to start the next chapter of medical training.

This year, UQ Ochsner MD Program received a 99% match rate through the National Residency Match Program – the highest rate in the medical school’s history since securing a full cohort of students, exceeding the average national match rate of 93.5% for U.S. medical schools. Nearly 45,000 applicants participated in this year’s national match program.

“Match Day is the culmination of years of dedication, and our consistently high match rate is a testament to the academic excellence of our partnership with the University of Queensland, as well as to the stellar work of our students, faculty and staff,” said Leonardo Seoane, MD, FACP, executive vice president and chief academic officer, Ochsner Health. “This year, our results are particularly rewarding as we celebrate our continued commitment to UQ by extending our partnership for our unique medical school. We are honored to offer a transnational medical school education that spans two continents, providing students with a unique global perspective as they train to be medical professionals.”

This year, 80 medical students from the UQ Ochsner MD Program Class of 2023 participated in the National Residency Match Program. Students matched into residency training programs from 29 states at many prestigious institutions across the country, including Ochsner Health, University of Miami, Geisinger Health, Oregon Health and Science University, Scripps Hospital San Diego, GW University Washington, Dartmouth University, Baylor College of Medicine and Cleveland Clinic and MedStar, to name a few.

Students also matched at the in-state programs at Tulane University, LSU New Orleans, and Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport. Matched students start their residency programs in July 2024. UQ Ochsner Clinical School students matched in a variety of specialties including Anesthesia, Pathology, Emergency Medicine, Family and Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Interventional Radiology, Integrated Vascular Surgery, Neurology, Neurosurgery, OB/GYN, Pathology and Pediatrics.