Application Information for Residency

The Louisiana State University Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Staff invite you to join our program! We are eager to share our program, medical center, and unique city of New Orleans with you!

Of the 84 PM&R Residency Training Programs in the U.S., LSU PM&R is one of only a few Categorical programs (i.e. no preliminary intern year is required).

The following are guidelines to help you in completing your application to our program:

An applicants must be eligible to obtain a valid license or training permit to become eligible to practice medicine in the State of Louisiana. Please refer to for more details.

We do not have the resources to sponsor visas at this time so all applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents in order to be considered for interviewing. Interviews in 2017 , all on Fridays will be held  Oct 6, Oct 20, Nov 3, Nov 20, and Dec 8th of  2017.  Get your ERAS applications in early in September.


Our Residency Program utilizes the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and complies with its guidelines. Your application should include the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae w/ recent photograph
  • Three letters of recommendation (minimum)
  • Dean's Letter
  • Official Medical School transcript
  • Board scores - USMLE steps 1 & 2 CK (USMLE average scores above 215). USMLE Step 2 CS first time pass.
  • Personal Statement

*We are now only accepting PGY1 applicants via ERAS.  For 2018/2019 academic year, we will have 6 open PGY1 positions.

Personal interviews are granted by a selection committee and required before acceptance. Please allow a full day for your interview.

You may also contact us if you are interested in rotating with us or attending one of our Friday afternoon didactics.

We hope to meet you soon,

Dr. Stephen Kishner
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Program Director
Attn: Maggie Niles (Program Coordinator)
LSUHSC - Section of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation