Medical Societies at Ochsner


Medical Societies provide structure for longitudinal educational advising and coaching for students from both faculty and peers. Societies are also social units organized to promote a sense of community within the larger Ochsner Clinical School/University of Queensland (UQ/OCS) cohort. Each medical society is led by a faculty member, the Society Head, who was chosen for expertise in advising and coaching. Society Heads have the following responsibilities:

  • Monitor academic progress, professional growth, and work/life balance of individual students within their society.
  • Lead the Ochsner Clinical School's advising and mentoring system by providing career advice and assisting students in finding specialty-specific advisors.
  • Assist students with the match process, including primary responsibility for writing the MSPE (Dean's Letter), and assistance with obtaining interviews.
  • Nurture social interchange between Phase 1 and Phase 2 students, and between students and faculty.
  • Provide formal four-year mentoring and coaching relationships with UQ/OCS students.
  • Identify struggling students and assist the Deputy Head of School, Students in establishing remediation plans.

Join your Medical Society through this online platform where you will be able to network with all other students in your society, including across both Phase 1 and Phase 2! If you're looking for community and guidance, you'll find actively participating in your online society group to be a rewarding experience.

So what are you waiting for? Enroll in your online society group today! 

Why Become a Society Leader?

  • SOLVE a challenge you and others are experiencing by participating in the online community
  • GAIN facilitation skills through being the Society Student Leader 
  • GROW through peer support and exploration of ideas

Why Join the Online Society Group?

  • SUPPORT others who are experiencing similar challenges
  • LEARN from the success of others
  • GROW through peer support and exploration of ideas and communicate with each other across all 4 years

One of the greatest values of mentors is the ability to see ahead what others cannot see and to help them navigate a course to their destination. - John C. Maxwell

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