Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do you take applicants from outside Louisiana?
A: Yes, we welcome trainees from all over the United States and elsewhere. 


Q: What qualifications do you require for International Medical Graduates?
A: IMGs must meet the following qualifications to be eligible for an interview:

  • ECFMG-certified at the time of application
  • One full year of experience (consecutive 12 months) in United States
  • Must be within 2 years of medical school graduation date
  • Score in the 90th percentile on both Steps I, II and III of the USMLE
  • J1 visas only (sponsored by ECFMG)
    Feel free to apply via ERAS if you meet these requirements


Q: How do I apply?
A: All applications must be submitted through ERAS. Please do not email the program with your application materials. 


Q: How many letters of recommendation do I need, and from whom?
A: You are required to have a minimum of three letters of recommendations; one must come from the Dean of your medical school, and the others can come from other faculty members. It is not mandatory to have a Chairman’s letter, but it is welcomed.


Q: What is the deadline for applications?
A: The application deadline is November 30th. Keep in mind that interview slots fill up quickly, so the earlier you apply, the sooner you can be scheduled for an interview. The program will contact you by email/ERAS message if you are invited to interview.

Q: When are interviews held?

A: We conduct Preliminary and Categorical Medicine interviews on Wednesdays and Thursdays in November, December, and January. Prelims interview on Wednesday and Categorical applicants interview on Thursdays. Interviews for the combined Internal Medicine/Emergency Medicine residency program are conducted on Wednesdays in December and/or January.


Q: How do I request an elective/visiting rotation?
A: This is done through VSAS. Visit this link for more information:


Q: Who do I contact with questions?

A: Email is the preferred method of contact if you have questions not answered on our website. You may contact the Residency Coordinator, Stephanie Gelpi, at Questions about elective rotations should be directed to the Student Affairs office: