FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

How many positions does your program offer?
For the entering intern class, there are six categorical positions.

Do I have to participate in the NRMP Match to enter your program?
Yes, the only way that one can enter the LSU OBGYN residency program is to apply through ERAS and participate in the Match.

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.

Do you accept foreign medical graduates?
Yes.

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.

Is an elective rotation necessary for strong consideration as an applicant?
No.

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.

Are meals provided?
Meals cards for the cafeteria are provided at the University Medical Center - New Orleans, Touro Infirmary and Lafayette General Medical Center.

Is subsidized housing available?
Subsidized housing is not offered. Housing is provided for residents on rotations in Lafayette and on the Family Planning rotation.

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.