Phase 1 Ochsner

Phase 1 - First & Second Years

Welcome to Phase 1 of the UQ-Ochsner MD Program.

UQ-Ochsner MD students complete the pre-clinical years in Brisbane, known in the program as Phase 1: Year 1 and Year 2. The Clinical Preparation combines the study of basic and clinical sciences with training in research, ethics, public health and clinical skills. Students also complete an apprentice-style Observership within an Australian healthcare environment. This program requirement is completed as an Elective Placement between the completion of Year 1 and the commencement of classes in Year 2, after the completion of course work in Year 1. More information about the Year 1 Elective is available here. 

Students in Phase 1 of the UQ-Ochsner MD Program can access the Ochsner Phase 1 Community Site on Blackboard which provides confidential information, specifically as it relates to UQ-Ochsner students in Years 1 and 2. Students automatically receive email notices to their UQ email when announcements are posted on the community site.

View the Ochsner Medical Student Association (OMSA) website.

Phase 1 Student Contact

For all enquiries regarding Phase 1 (Years 1 and 2), please contact the Ochsner Partnership Advisor in Brisbane: 

Phone: +61 7 3346 4866

Phase 2 Student Contact

For all enquiries regarding Phase 2 (Years 3 and 4), please contact the Ochsner Clinical School Office of Student Affairs in New Orleans:

Phone: +1 504 842 1204 | +1 504 842 7460