FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Will your interviews be conducted virtually in the upcoming 2020-21 application cycle?
In accordance with recomendations from APGO/CREOG, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are planning to conduct virtual interviews during the upcoming application cycle. More information will be available soon.
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.
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?
In accordance with the rules set forth by the LSU School of Medicine, for the 2020-21 acacemic year, we are not able to accept 4th year medical students from outside institutions for 4th year medical student electives.
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 encouraged.
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.
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.