FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

How many positions does your program offer?
For the entering intern class, there are six categorical positions.

Do I have to participate in the NRMP Match to enter your program?
Yes, the only way that one can enter the LSU OBGYN residency program is to apply through ERAS and participate in the Match.

What is your accreditation status?
We received full accreditation from the Residency Review Committee during our last review and have entered the Next Accreditation System. Our next site visit is planned for 2019.

Do you accept foreign medical graduates?
Yes.

How many letters of recommendation are needed?
In addition to the Dean's letter, three letters of recommendation from faculty members must be submitted. One letter must be from the Chairman of your department.

Are 4th year medical student elective rotations available?
Yes, elective rotations lasting four weeks are available in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Gynecologic Oncology, Ambulatory Care and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Non-LSU applicants must apply through AAMC using VSAS (Visiting Student Application Service).

Is an elective rotation necessary for strong consideration as an applicant?
No.

Are housestaff required to do research?
Yes. We have a research curriculum that starts intern year. Residents are expected to give an oral presentation during their third year at Residents' Research Day in the Spring. Submission of a manuscript during the Chief year is expected.

What are your minimum scores for USMLE, step 1 & 2?
We do not have a minimum USMLE score requirement.  The USMLE Step 2 scores are not required at the time of the application process, however, must be submitted once you are selected into the program.

Are meals provided?
Meals (or meal cards for the cafeteria) are provided at the University Medical Center - New Orleans, Touro Infirmary and Lafayette General Medical Center.

Is subsidized housing available?
Subsidized housing is not offered. Housing is provided for residents on rotations in Lafayette and Family Planning.

When does your program start?
July 1st. There is an orientation for all incoming interns a week before the start of the academic year.  The orientation includes introductions to the hospital and to the electronic medical record system.