Welcome to the LSU OB/GYN Residency Program - NOLA
On behalf of the faculty and residents in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, we would like to express our appreciation for your inquiry about our residency program.
The mission of our Residency Program is to produce well rounded physicians ready to embark on a career in private practice, academic medicine or fellowship training. Our unique combination of public and private training opportunities provides the very best curricular material to accomplish that goal.
Our training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at LSU New Orleans is based in four hospitals:
- Touro Infirmary in New Orleans
- University Medical Center New Orleans (UMCNO)
- University Hospital Center in Lafayette, LA
- Lafayette General Medical Center in Lafayette, LA
In the last few years, there have been substantial changes in the rotations in an effort to maximize the surgical and educational experience of our residents. Touro Infirmary, a private facility, is the major home of our Obstetrical rotations. Moving the location of the obstetrical suite to a private hospital has allowed LSU to continue to attract a high volume of both low- and high-risk deliveries.
Boasting a Labor Suite of 15 delivery rooms and a brand-new NICU, residents manage a busy service of patients (including their own continuity patients) under the supervision of LSU faculty, Maternal Fetal Medicine specialists and private staff.
Gynecology services are provided through all four hospitals. Residents are involved in all aspects of surgical care under the supervision of a broad range of generalists and sub-specialists. Our residents are exposed to all aspects of gynecological surgery during their residency including:
- Oncology rotations at both Touro and UMC
- A robust experience in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility exposure through the New Orleans Fertility Institute
- Laparoscopic, robotic, vaginal and operative procedures
Our residents participate in Continuity Clinics at 3 sites across the New Orleans area,with all patients delivering at Touro Infirmary. Residents are assigned to a Continuity Clinic location for the entire year, to ensure that they function like a private practice setting with their own panel of patients, medical assistants and support staff.
Unique to our training program is the multi-million dollar simulation center where we routinely teach obstetric emergencies such as shoulder dystocia and postpartum hemorrhage in conjunction with our Labor & Delivery nurses. Gynecologic simulations include the use of virtual simulators, as well as cadaveric laparoscopic surgery. Our department is also an active member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Consortium on Simulation and we pride ourselves on the continuous development and improvement of simulation in our specialty.
In addition, multiple research opportunities exist within the department and each resident completes a research project by the end of 3rd year. We have a biostatistician dedicated to our department who helps residents in the design and analysis of their projects. Current residents have presented their research regionally, nationally, and internationally.
Our department is the first in the state to be awarded a Ryan Grant for residency training in family planning. This program has given us the resources to have a dedicated rotation in family planning, further enhancing our residents’ educational experiences and improving care for women across Louisiana.
Our residents and faculty are a diverse group from all over the country who are attracted to the patient population and this great city. New Orleans is a unique and vibrant city that provides multiple opportunities for cultural events, outdoor activities, and of course, eating!
We encourage applications from the highest caliber medical students and select those with the best potential, abilities and motivation to achieve the goals of our residency program. We are looking for an applicant that will fit well within our department and training program. We invite you to submit your application through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).
Thank you for your interest,
Asha Heard, MD Stacey L. Holman, MD Nicole Freehill, MD
Residency Program Director Associate Program Director Assistant Program Director
Residents at the 7th Annual Residency Retreat