Our residency training program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The Department offers a well-rounded four-year residency program for a total of 24 resident positions (six positions at each level of training, including the PG1 year). Categorical trainees will have preference in being selected for the more advanced years of training.
In addition to the broad scope of training in Obstetrics and Gynecology, the residents receive training in high-risk obstetrics, obstetric ultrasound, laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, colposcopy, laser surgery, LEEP, family planning, gynecologic pathology, sexual dysfunction, gynecologic endocrinology, pelvic, robotic and abdominal surgical techniques, breast pathology, pediatric and adolescent gynecology, office gynecology, office management problems, and gynecologic oncology.
Clinical teaching conferences, guided discussions, and case presentations, in addition to the basic science lectures, clinical science lectures, ward rounds, grand rounds, clinical correlation of gynecologic gross and microscopic pathology, and training in surgical procedures form the framework of the total instructional program. Visiting professors of national and international reputation often visit the program at regular intervals for resident education and consultation.
The resident staff is encouraged to assist the faculty in research projects or to develop projects of their own under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Scientific paper presentations and/or publications often provide the resident staff the opportunity of attending additional scientific society meetings during their course of training.
Postgraduate resident training includes a rotation to the Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport in Monroe, Louisiana for about eight months during the four years of the residency program. Apartments are provided for residents during this rotation.
Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program
Danielle B. Cooper, MD
Residency Program Director
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
LSU Health Shreveport
1501 Kings Highway
P. O. Box 33932
Shreveport, LA 71130-3932
Patient care is almost entirely the responsibility of the resident staff under the supervision of the faculty. The resident staff gains surgical experience and responsibility of patient care in a graduated manner, according to the level of training, under faculty guidance. They also assist in the clinical training of medical students, interns, and junior residents.
Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport
Academic Medical Center
About 35,000 outpatients are seen in the obstetric and gynecologic clinics each year. Over 2,400 deliveries and 1,000 gynecologic surgical cases are also performed each year. The cesarean section rate is less than 20%.
Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport
Monroe Medical Center
About 14,000 outpatients are seen each year with over 1,800 deliveries and 600 gynecologic surgical cases performed annually. The cesarean section rate is about 16%.