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Release Date: December 20, 2023

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The University of Queensland-Ochsner Clinical School partnership began more than a decade ago, and the winter issue of Ochsner Journal includes an update on the medical school’s challenges and outcomes for the first 10 years of the school’s operation. Beginning with a class of 16 in 2009, the medical school class sizes now average 112 students who “train globally to serve locally.”

Between 2018 and 2022, Ochsner Clinical School students coauthored 41% of the 195 peer-reviewed journal articles published by all University of Queensland medical students during that period. And the publications have continued since 2022. The winter issue of Ochsner Journal features 2 articles coauthored by Ochsner Clinical School students.

Drs. Leah Feulner, Thanpicha Sermchaiwong, and Nathan Rodland, under the guidance of Dr. David Galarneau, prepared a comprehensive literature review examining the efficacy and safety of psychedelics in treating anxiety disorders. All three students graduate in December 2023.

Ochsner Clinical School grad Dr. Arielle Kasindi partnered with Dr. Kathy Jo Carstarphen on a case report about a confounding case of bulbar onset amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Dr. Kasindi graduated in December 2021 and matched into neurology at Riverside University Health in California in 2022.

In addition to these three articles, the winter issue presents work from other Ochsner contributors in the departments of sports medicine, cardiology, neurosurgery, and anesthesiology.

Ochsner cardiac anesthesiologist Dr. Kelly Ural is the issue’s featured contributor.

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