Apply

To apply for a residency position in our program, please utilize ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service). You will need to submit the following:  

  • Medical School Dean's Letter
  • Personal Statement
  • Medical School and pre-medical transcripts
  • USMLE Scores
  • Current letters of recommendation (3)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of ECGMG Certificate if you are a Foreign Medical Graduate

We are participating in the NRMP (National Residency Match Program). For more information, go to www.nrmp.org.
 

Contact Us

Lisa LaChance, MBA
Program Coordinator
Email: llacha@lsuhsc.edu
Phone: (318) 675-7822
Fax: (318) 675-7966

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for Residency in your program? 

Applications are received through ERAS only.

How many positions will you have available? 

Generally, we have three PGY 1 positions each year; however, in 2019-20 we will have four positions.

How many residents are in your program? 

12

What percentage of your residents are IMG's? 

Over 50%
 

What are your requirements for residency? 

We require the following:

  • Graduation from an approved medical school with MD or equivalent
  • Passing grade on USMLE I and II (2CK minimum score: 80)
  • ECFMG certificate if IMG
  • Three letters of recommendation
     

Do you have USMLE score cut offs? 

We require a two digit minimum score of 80 on USMLE 2.

What is the likelihood I will get an interview? 

A full ERAS application is required before any candidates are considered.

Does it matter how long I have been out of medical school? 

Although, graduation from medical school within the last ten years is an advantage, we will consider other highly qualified applicants.

Do you sponsor any visas? 

A J1 Visa will be considered.

Do you require United States clinical experience?

While US clinical experience is a desirable quality, it is not a requirement.

Who should I ask to write my reference letters?

Strong letters of recommendation from your recent educational or clinical experiences may be used. A pathologist or expert who is familiar with your aptitude for pathology is preferred.

Are there any specific requirements for international medical graduates? 

Appropriate Visa Status; USMLE exam scores; fluency in English; ECFMG Certification

What is the deadline for applying to your program?

The deadline for applications to our program is December 20 each year for the following July 1 start date; however, an early complete ERAS application is recommended.

Anatomic & Clinical Pathology Residency