The facilities at Rapides Regional Medical Center and Rapides Women’s and Children’s Hospital are state of the art with multiple options available in most inpatient specialties. Our resident curriculum is heavy in the inpatient setting with adult and pediatric inpatient, emergency medicine, cardiology, nephrology, and surgery.
Block rotations are on a 4-week cycle with 13 blocks per year. In addition to the block rotation curriculum, attendance at four hours per week is mandatory for all residents. The lectures, held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, are given by family medicine faculty, specialty faculty, and family medicine residents, and balances topics throughout the year. See below for a breakdown of rotation types and number of blocks for each residency year.
LSU Health Shreveport offers a variety of healthcare benefit options; residents may purchase selected healthcare insurance as part of the benefits package at greatly reduced rates. A pension plan is also provided and is fully transferable upon completion of training.
The base salary and benefits are determined by the Louisiana State Legislature on an annual basis and apply to all state-funded programs throughout Louisiana. Residents in our program receive additional incentives through our supporting hospital, Rapides Regional Medical Center, which can be discussed individually with applicants.