Our program is a 3-year (PGY 1 - 3) curriculum. 

Program Aim

Louisiana State University Health Shreveport aims to train residents who will:
  • Master essential Emergency Medicine knowledge
  • Acquire crucial administrative and clinical skills
  • Learn to become future leaders and lifelong learners
  • Become a future leader in Emergency Medicine

ACGME Core Competencies

Our residents are trained and expected to excel in:
  • Patient care
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Medical knowledge 
  • Practice-based learning and improvement
  • Professionalism
  • Systems-based practice


PGY - 1

starts with EM orientation month

  • EM - 4 mo.
    • Vacation - 2 weeks
    • 10- and 12-hour shifts
  • Med Wards - 1 mo.
  • MICU - 1 mo.
  • Ortho - 1 mo.
  • Outpatient Peds - 1 mo.
  • OB - 1 mo.
  • Trauma - 1 mo.
  • Ultrasound/Anesthesia - 1 mo.
    • Vacation - 1 week


PGY - 2

  • EM - 10 mo.
    • Vacation - 4 weeks
    • Elective - 4 weeks
    • Research - 2 weeks
    • 8- and 12-hour shifts
  • PICU - 1 mo.
  • SICU - 1 mo.


PGY - 3

  • ED/Admin/Research - 1 mo.
  • EM - 9 mo.
    • Vacation - 4 weeks
    • Elective - 4 weeks
    • Research - 1 week
    • 8- and 12-hour shifts
  • Community ED - Marshall, TX - 1 mo.
  • NSICU - 1 mo.



Formal conferences are held for five hours every Wednesday morning in our EM conference room. Conference topics include, but are not limited to: Morbidity and Mortality, Core Content, Joint Peds/EM (monthly), Joint Trauma (monthly), Grand Rounds, SIM, EM:RAP, Evidence Based Medicine, Foundations (board review), Resident Business Meeting. These topics are presented by emergency medicine faculty and residents, physicians from other specialties, as well as local and national guest speakers. 

Popular electives among our residents include:

  • Pediatric Sedation
  • Toxicology
  • Forensic Medicine
  • EMS/Disaster Medicine
  • Advanced Ultrasound
  • ED Pharmacology
  • Sports Medicine


What is a typical interview day like?

Interview days are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout November and December. Additional interview days in January are added if deemed necessary. On the night prior to your interview, you will enjoy a faculty-free dinner with the EM residents, giving you the opportunity to ask questions about our residency program and LIFE IN SHREVEPORT. This experience is not mandatory but is highly recommended. A typical interview day runs from 8:00AM-1:00PM. Your morning begins with a presentation given by our PD, Program Chair, and one of the residents that will give you an overview of our program and ED. From there, you will embark on a series of four separate interviews by faculty and one by a resident. When the interviews have concluded, you will be provided lunch before you receive a complete tour of the ED hosted by one of our residents. 

I'm a fourth-year medical student. Can I do an away rotation at your institution?

Yes! See the full instructions on how to apply HERE. For international graduates, you must have a STEP 1 score of at least 225 in order to apply.

I am also interested in the EM/FM program. How do I find out more information?

To find out more about this residency program, click HERE.

How do I increase my chances of getting an interview?

Showing a passion for emergency medicine is something we seek in all applicants. Rotating through our department introduces you to use but does not necessarily guarantee you an interview slot. We are seeking individuals who work well in a team, who can juggle both mental and physical tasks, and have the intangible quality that makes a great resident, as well as a great person.

What "freebies" do I receive from the department?

CORD, EMRA (ACEP/ EM:RAP), Rosh Review, Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide, customized prescription pads, 3 white coats, 2 pairs of scrubs.

We also send our PGY-2 residents to an all-expenses paid conference, typically SAEM.

When can I start moonlighting?

Per our GME policy, PGY-1 residents are not allowed to moonlight. PGY-2 EM residents can moonlight after taking their ITE in February of that year, provided they score accordingly and have the approval of the Clinical Competency Committee (CCC). See the full GME policy HERE.

What is life like outside of the hospital?

We have a mixture of singles and married couples with families who run the gamut of age ranges and hometowns. As such, we all have different interests that take advantage of Shreveport's growing social scene including fishing, boating, gardening, hiking, volunteering, church, and spending time with our families. There are concerts, the Independence Bowl, and a wide variety of restaurants to suit every taste. Your intern year will be your busiest with surgical, trauma, and critical care rotations, however, you will have time during "lighter" rotations to get out and about. Most children are enrolled in the local school systems and day-care is abundant. Many families own their own homes, while others rent apartments or townhouses, all of which are very inexpensive. 

Why choose LSU Health Shreveport?

In this program you are never a number but a member of a team. Our staff is dedicated to your education while providing care for a needy and diverse population. you have the challenge of learning medical, surgical, trauma, and pediatric emergency skills in patients coming from three states who may have nowhere else to go. We have staff with expertise in ARDS, toxicology, envenomations, critical care, sepsis, EMS, and many other fields. We expect great achievements from each resident beyond the scope of the ED. If you welcome this challenge and embody our philosophy of "Honesty, Kindness, and Hard Work", you would do very well in our program.

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Rachael Daigle
Residency Coordinator

Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana

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