Application and Interview Process
Applications must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Although year of graduation is not considered, we require atleast a passing score on Step 1 and Step 2 exams. We also accept J-1 visas only and previous US clinical experience is not required. Our application deadline is December 31st, and applications received after this deadline will not be considered.
A complete application consists of:
- ERAS Application
- Personal Statement
- Medical School Transcript
- Dean’s Letter
- USMLE or COMLEX Scores
- 3 Letters of Recommendation including one from the Chair of Internal Medicine
Applicants are judged on academic qualifications, clinical ability and preparedness, communication skills, and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity. Our resident selection criteria conform to the guidelines of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) outlined in the ACGME Institutional Requirements. Our program does not discriminate with regard to sex, age, religion, color, national origin, disability or veteran status.
All housestaff must meet and maintain the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners requirements for a permit/intern card for physicians in training or unrestricted medical license.
The majority of interviews are scheduled for the month of January but several dates will be available in November and December. The typical interview day includes:
- Attendance at morning report
- Facility tour including hospital and medical education building
- 3 faculty interviews including 1 with the Program Director
- Attendance at noon conference with lunch provided
An informal dinner with current housestaff will be offered to all candidates the evening before or the day of a scheduled interview.
Hotel accommodations are available at a discounted rate at The Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU. If you are unable to attend the interview, please notify us a minimum of 72 hours in advance.