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Application Information for Residency

The Louisiana State University Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Faculty, Staff and house officers invite you to learn about our program! We are eager to share our program, state of the art medical facilities, and unique city of New Orleans with you.

Of the more than ninety PM&R Residency Training Programs in the United States, LSUHSC PM&R is one of only a few categorical programs (i.e. no preliminary intern year is required).

The following are guidelines to help you in completing your application to our program:

An applicants must be eligible to obtain a valid license or training permit to become eligible to practice medicine in the State of Louisiana. Please refer to for more details. Submit your application in ERAS applications by early September.


Our Residency Program utilizes the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and complies with its guidelines. Your application should include the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae w/ recent photograph
  • Three letters of recommendation (minimum)
    • One letter should be from your Program Director
  • Dean's Letter
  • Official Medical School transcript
  • Board scores - USMLE steps 1 & 2 CK (USMLE average scores above 220). USMLE Step 2 CS first time pass.
    • or COMLEX scores - average above 570 generally required
  • Personal Statement
  • We do not sponsor visas at this time so all applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents in order to be considered as a candidate.
  • Please do not send Attachments or documents via email as we are unable to accept them.All documents must be submitted in ERAS 

We now only accept PGY1 applicants via ERAS.  For 2020/2021 academic year, we will have 6 open PGY1 positions. Interviews will be held on Fridays in October, November and December.  

Personal interviews are granted by a selection committee and required before acceptance. Please allow a full day for your interview.

We hope to meet you soon,

Dr. Stephen Kishner
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Program Director
LSUHSC - Section of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation