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UQ-Ochsner 2019 Cohort

Discussion in 'Australasia and Oceania' started by avhopeful, Jan 13, 2018.

  1. ER747

    ER747

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    Anyone else get an II but, when attempting to schedule, were prompted to register for the waitlist as all interview dates were filled? Any idea when they will open up? And how quickly they'll be full?
     
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  3. Whats uppp

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    Same, got the II like 2 weeks ago, but was waitlisted since then, not sure, feel like we're fine, cause they fill up their class september/octoberish
     
  4. Whats uppp

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    Are you waitlisted for both the on-site and skype?
     
  5. Rhandhali

    Rhandhali UQ-Ochsner Alumnus 10+ Year Member

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    Depends on what you mean by worth it. You will be given the chance if you do your part, and it is a big part, at getting a US medical residency in some field or other. It's a good chance so far. If you're practicing as a physician in the US you will be able to pay the loans off one way or another. That being said If you aren't walking in prepared to put in a lot of work and a lot of time and end up washing out, like some people do, you will have ruined your life with debt you will never be able to discharge.
     
  6. retiltxet

    retiltxet That Guy! Physician 10+ Year Member

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    TBH this doesn't really matter if you think about it. During your residency (and even if you wash out) you're still eligible for IBR (income based repayment) and will eventually have your loans forgiven after 20 years. Even if you only earned 50k the rest of your life you'd pretty much pay back a fraction of your loans anyways. There is a tax hit for the forgiveness if not done through PSLF, but this isn't relevant to this discussion.
     
  7. Whats uppp

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    That actually makes me feel much better about the financial area in this program, thanks! Hopefully now they put more interview dates up or someone leaves theirs lol Heard great things about UQ grads
     
  8. lowriskchestpain

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    Anyone else interviewing in-person on 2/23?
     
  9. ER747

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    I'm not exactly sure as this is for a friend but she is waitlisted for 22/23. She didn't even have a chance to register for any of the two dates as they were full.
     
  10. AspriningPsych

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    The other MD programs I've interviewed at are close to 60K now. This program is expensive, but not much more so than the American average, except certain in-state programs.
     
  11. Whats uppp

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    True, really doesn't make a difference at this point. How was the interview btw? Did you hear back yet from them?
     
  12. Whats uppp

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    Same boat, feel like there are a lot of interviewees waiting for the open slots to open up, hope its sooner than later, otherwise we might not even get to interview before they fill up their class.
     
  13. AspriningPsych

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    I interview later in February.
     
  14. Whats uppp

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    Hey guys! I was wondering if anyone else is still waiting on any interview dates to open up, or heard anything yet from them?
     
  15. ER747

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    My friend is still waiting.. have you tried calling/ emailing them?
     
  16. Whats uppp

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    I did, still waiting, but alas, nothing yet
     
  17. Vinny15

    Vinny15 2+ Year Member

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    Does anyone know the difficulty of matching competitive IM specialties (i.e. Cardiology, gastro, oncology) being a
    UQ-O grad? Does the fact that you are considered and international grad make matching exceptionally more difficult?
     
  18. sean80439

    sean80439 5+ Year Member

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    Those are fellowships - different basket altogether; however, and this is from my knowledge just speaking to others that have gone through the fellowship matching process: fellowship match really doesn't take into account your med school. What they care about is your performance in residency.
     

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