Emergency Medicine Residency

Thank you for your interest in the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at the LSU Health Shreveport, the area's only Level 1 Trauma Center. Our program provides training in postgraduate years 1-3 (PGY 1-3). Each year we accept applications for 8 PGY-1 positions. Graduates of our program are qualified to take the Board Examination in Emergency Medicine. Our program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NMRP) and utilizes the standard NRMP application form through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Applications are accepted only through ERAS. Currently our program does not accept anyone who requires J-1 Visa Sponsorship, while our institution does not accept anyone who requires H1-B Visa Sponsorship. 

Program Director's Message

Mary Ann Edens, MD

On behalf of the Department of Emergency Medicine at LSU Health Shreveport, I appreciate your interest in our Emergency Medicine Resident Training Program. Our faculty is excited to have the opportunity to train our residents to become excellent clinical emergency physicians. The resources of this department along with its faculty will provide a strong foundation that our graduates will use in their future practice.

The fully accredited residency program that our faculty has developed offers excellence in teaching and academic standards, a well-balanced and complete curriculum, and a supportive and friendly environment. Our full-time faculty will work with you to help you to prepare for your future in Emergency Medicine, a specialty that is constantly evolving in a very exciting manner. We expect our graduates to be fully prepared to practice in any academic or clinical environment of their choosing. We want them to be the future leaders and educators within our specialty.
Everyone is excited about our ED and the possibilities that it provides for resident education. We are blessed to have an appreciative patient population with a diverse pathology which provides our residents with opportunities to fully develop their clinical knowledge and skills. In this environment, lifelong learning methods are emphasized to our residents providing the tools to maintain current clinical knowledge for the duration of their careers.
For potential residents, we are looking for individuals who are willing to go beyond their residency training by taking an active role in enhancing our program. We will expect each class to provide us with feedback and constructive criticism as they go through our rotations and curriculum, seeking to improve all educational opportunities. 
Therefore, we will consider all applicants with prior residency training as well as graduating medical students of all backgrounds. We are in the ERAS system and will be participating in the NMRP residency matching program this year. Please feel free to contact us for application information.
I look forward to meeting with you personally to discuss our exciting residency program.

Department Chairman's Message

Thomas C. Arnold, MD, FAAEM, FACMT

In the early 1990s, we realized that in order to provide the best possible patient care, delivery of that care had to be wrapped in the milieu of a residency training program. It is only the environment created by the curiosity of emergency medicine residents that attracts the best and brightest minds as teachers, researchers, and clinicians and motivates these individuals to work together for a common goal. That goal is to provide outstanding emergency patient care and to train the emergency physicians of the future in this wonderful art.

Since the beginning, we have been building a diverse faculty of Emergency Medicine clinicians, researchers, and educators in preparation for the development of our residency training program. We are confident that all the components are in place to provide outstanding emergency medicine care and training. Our institution is the tertiary referral center and serves as the only level 1 trauma center for the entire region. The pathology is tremendous, the atmosphere is cordial, and we invite those interested in pursuing excellence in a non-threatening, but structured, environment to come join us.

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Rachael Daigle
Residency Coordinator

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