The Program


The LSU Family Medicine Residency Program in Kenner is a community-based, university-administered, fully accredited 6/6/6 program. Residents are assigned to 32 required rotations, 3 elective rotations, and one procedure elective rotation. Rotations are located in OMC-K (the primary teaching hospital), UMC New Orleans (, Children's Hospital, and Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center in Houma.

During each rotation, residents are assigned to the Family Practice Clinic (FPC) at OMC-K, where they see their continuity-of-care patients. PGY-1 resident spend one to two half days per week in the FPC. PGY-2s spend two to three half-days, and PGY-3s spend three to four half-days in the FPC. During certain months, PGY-1s and/or PGY-2s take in-house call. PGY-3s call is taken from home.

For more information, please call Elizabeth Sutton, Program Coordinator, at 504-471-2757.

Block Rotations: PGY-1

Adult Medicine 3 months
Emergency Medicine 1 month
General Surgery 1 month
Gynecology 1 month
Neurology 1 month
NICU 1 month
Night Float 1 month
Otorhinolaryngology 1 month
Pediatrics 2 months

Block Rotations: PGY-2

Adult Medicine 2 months
Behavioral Medicine/Geriatrics 1 month
Community-Oriented Primary Care 1 month
Emergency Medicine 1 month
General Surgery 1 month
ICU 1 month
Night Float 1 month
Obstetrics 1 month
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 1 month
Orthopedics 1 month
Pediatrics 1 month

Block Rotations: PGY-3

Adult Medicine 2 months
Cardiology 1 month
Dermatology 1 month
Electives 2 months
Procedure Elective 1 month
Obstetrics 1 month
Ophthalmology/Urology 1 month
Orthopedics/Sports Medicine 1 month
Pediatrics 1 month
Practice Management 1 month

Longitudinal Experiences over Three Years of Training

  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Practice Management
  • Office Procedures
  • Pharmacy and Therapeutics
  • Research and Scholarly Activities
  • Community-Oriented Primary Care
  • Diagnostic Imaging and Nuclear Medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Nutrition (PGY-2 & 3)
  • Quality Improvement/Patient Safety


PGY-1: $50,018.45
PGY-2: $51,695.15
PGY-3: $53,463.96

Vacation: 21 days
CME: 5 days
Sick leave: 14 days

PGY-2 & 3:
Vacation: 28 days
CME: 5 days
Sick leave: 14 days

Malpractice insurance
The State of Louisiana provides malpractice insurance for House Officers for clinical work performed within the course, supervision, and scope of their training in state hospitals or other health-care facilities, regardless of where the services are performed. Moonlighting jobs are not covered.

Health insurance
Health insurance is available through Employee Benefits.

Disability insurance
LSUHSC provides disability insurance for all residents.

Miscellaneous Perks
Residents are provided an LSUHSC pager and lab coats. Breakfast and lunch are free to residents at OMC-K, as is parking. Residents are reimbursed for costs of educational classes, such as BLS, ACLS, and PALS.