The Department of Pediatrics believes the best patient care is delivered when the  major responsibilities rest with the intern and resident while having highly accessible attendings and consultants.  Thus, pediatric residents take active roles in patient care and are the primary care physicians under faculty supervision on all inpatient services and in the Pediatric Ambulatory Clinic (PAC).  We believe that interns must “learn by doing” in order to succeed as a pediatrician.  The large referral area of Ocshner LSU Health assures that experience is gained over a wide spectrum of common and uncommon illnesses.  Supervision and teaching of medical students is another important facet of Pediatric training at Shreveport, and there are numerous opportunities for research as well.

Schedule Overview


Rotation Months Call
Pediatric Ambulatory Clinic (PAC)  4 months  Shift Work
Inpatient Wards 3 months Shift Work
NICU 1 month Shift Work
Newborn Nursery 1 month Shift Work
Adolescent 1 month Call Free
Elective (Key Subspecialty) 1 month Reduced Call
Pediatric ER 1 month Shift Work



Rotation Months  Call

Electives (Key Subspecialty)

3 months Reduced Call
Electives (Key Subspecialty) 1 month Call Free
Pediatric Ambulatory Clinic (PAC) 2 months Shift Work
Inpatient Wards 1 month Two Saturday 24 Hour Calls
Inpatient Ward/ Night Resident 1 month M-F 8P-9A
PICU 1 month Shift Work
NICU 1 month Shift Work
Advocacy/ QI 1 month Reduced Call
Consult/ Sedation 1 month Two 24 Hour Calls



Rotation Months Call
Pediatric Ambulatory Clinic (PAC) 2 months  Shift Work
Pediatric ER  1 month  Shift Work
Inpatient Wards 1 month 2 Saturday calls
NICU 1 month  Shift Work
PICU  1 month  Shift Work
Elective (Key Subspecialty)  1 month  Call Free
Electives 4.5 months Reduced Call
Consult/ Sedation 2 weeks Shift Work


Clinical Training

Training is divided into month long blocks spent on various clinical rotations.

The principal rotations are:

  • Ambulatory Clinic
  • Inpatient Wards
  • Pediatric Intensive Care
  • Pediatric ER
  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Newborn Nursery
  • Subspecialty Electives
  • Continuity Clinic (1/2 day per week)

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