How to Apply

We are now accepting applications for the 2020 Cohort.

All applications for the UQ Ochsner program are handled by MedEdPath, the US representative of the UQ School of Medicine. In order to secure an interview, we recommend that interested students submit their applications as early as possible.

  • There is no application fee for UQ Ochsner applicants. If you send a check with your application, it will be shredded.
  • There is only one start date per year, in February.
  • To avoid blocked emails and in order to ensure the application process is handled with confidentiality over email, please add mededpath.org and [email protected] to your approved list of emails.
  • To avoid missed emails let us know your preferred email address for correspondence (an address that you check regularly) as you will be receiving important messages from us.
  • When our office receives ANY document on your behalf an email receipt from [email protected] will be sent to the email address we have on file for you. If you do not receive this notification within a week of the document being sent, please contact our office.
  • If you have not taken your MCAT, you may start your application by submitting your signed application forms and transcripts directly to MedEdPath. Email your MCAT Score Report to [email protected] once released to complete your application.
2020 Recommended Prerequisite Courses:

In addition to the standard premedical course requirements completed by US Premedical students (e.g. 1 year Biological Sciences, 1 year General Chemistry, 1 year Organic Chemistry, 1 year Physics) UQ highly recommends the following prerequisite courses:

*or equivalent courses or coursework in your major; audited or open-source ok, documentation of course completion not required for entering class of 2020

Note: Beginning with entering class of February 2022, all UQ Ochsner MD applicants are required to have successfully completed:

*or equivalent courses or coursework in your major

Application Process

These must include:

Additional documentation may be required, such as:

  • Proof of Name ChangeIf you changed your name after a marriage or divorce.
  • High School TranscriptIf you graduated with your Bachelor's more than 5 years ago.

Interviews are conducted from February through September 2019 and are held at Ochsner Clinical School in New Orleans, LA. Applicants invited for an interview may select an interview on-site or via video conference.

Applications will be assessed for interview eligibility. Applicants who meet minimum standards will receive an invitation to interview.

First Round Admissions Decisions Released - May 1st, 2019

This information is updated as of 4/10/19