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.
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.
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.