Pediatrics Residency Program

Interview Experience

The interview experience is an integral part of our application process, designed to provide you with an opportunity to see the workings of our enthusiastic program first-hand. Applicants are invited to interview after a review of the application materials.

Interviews are held on Fridays, and hotel accommodations are provided for the Thursday evening prior to your interview day.  Interviews are conducted from October to February, and we organize your visit so that you are able spend time with a mixture of our residents and our faculty.

Pre-Interview Dinner

All applicants are invited to attend a fun, informal dinner on Thursday night prior to the interview day.  Hosted at the home of one of our pediatric residents, this will give you a chance to meet and interact with multiple residents and a few faculty members.  A favorite amongst many of our applicants, we hope that this laid-back event gives you a taste of our program.

The Interview Day

The interview day starts off at Morning Report, which allows you to experience the outstanding teaching that occurs on a daily basis. After that time, applicants rotate through various aspects of the interview experience.

“Nuts and Bolts” is an informal session with the chief residents, who will review important information about LSU Pediatrics. You’ll learn the ins-and-outs of our program, including details about resident schedules, the hospital, health insurance, and much more.

A hospital tourwill be conducted by one of our residents and will show you both the outpatient subspecialty clinics as well as the inpatient acute care tower.

Your interviews will allow you to meet several LSU Pediatric faculty members and the program leadership.

Time with the chief residents and program coordinator will fill the rest of the morning.  You will be provided with ample time to ask questions of the faculty and residents to become closely acquainted with the program and the people who make this program outstanding!  Your interview experience will conclude following lunch with some of our residents at a notable New Orleans restaurant.