Canadian UQ medical school graduate practicing in Ottawa

8 May 2020
UQ medical school graduate
Dr Emma Ferguson

Meet former OzTREKK student and UQ medical school graduate Dr Emma Ferguson, who began her journey to study medicine in 2011. Like most medical school graduates, Emma represents the next generation of global health leaders who are passionate about creating change.

Since graduating, Emma has settled in Ottawa, Ontario, and is now working at the Ottawa Civic Hospital in Emergency Medicine. Emma says she is grateful for the ups and downs she experienced while studying abroad, and attributes the close friendships and quality of education she received at UQ for her success today.

“We didn’t go there [UQ] expecting to get a red carpet roll-out to return to Canada. We went there expecting to work. And we also had a lot of fun.”


About the UQ Doctor of Medicine

You will undertake 10 core clinical placements in varied disciplines while also learning to work in and collaborate with clinical teams. Opportunities are embedded in the program for you to undertake international placements or elsewhere in Australia. These include the Observership at the end of Year 1, the Elective during Year 4, and for international students, the Rural and Remote Medicine placement that can be undertaken at a rural location in Canada.

Further opportunities are available if you are planning to practice overseas following graduation by way of pre-approved placements within UQ’s network of partners, such as Queen’s University in Canada and the Ochsner Health System in New Orleans. OzTREKK students have participated in clinical placements in Canada, USA, India, Papua New Guinea, and nearly everywhere in between!

Program: Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Next available Intake: January 2021
Duration: 4 years
Application deadlines: Varying rounds:

  • June 12, 2020
  • July 31, 2020
  • September 4, 2020
  • October 16, 2020

Apply now to UQ Medical School!


Would you like to learn more about becoming a UQ medical student in the Doctor of Medicine program? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions officer at for more info!

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