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LSUSOM Baton Rouge OB/GYN Residency Program

Welcome to the exciting Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Baton Rouge Obstetrics & Gynecology residency program!

Our fully accredited program began in July of 2007 as healthcare needs in the Baton Rouge metropolitan area soared in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Today, our primary location is Woman's Hospital, Louisiana’s largest birthing facility delivering more than 15% of the babies born in Louisiana (over 8,000 per year!).

Services at Woman’s Hospital include medical and surgical treatment of gynecological and urogynecological conditions, maternal fetal medicine, oncology, neonatology, anesthesiology, diseases of the breast, plastic and reconstructive surgery, orthopedic surgery, and general surgery. These services allow our residents to gain maximum experience in becoming highly effective clinicians, surgeons, teachers, and leaders.

In keeping with the LSU School of Medicine mission, we provide a solid foundation of clinical knowledge and experience to nurture residency performance and professional growth. We have structured didactics, Grand Rounds, Morbidity and Mortality conferences, and Journal Club at least twice monthly during resident protected educational time. There are numerous regularly scheduled hospital based conferences throughout the month including tumor board and breast conferences.  CME opportunities abound throughout the year including the annual Founder's Day lecture and the Graffagnino-Collins lecture.

The educational program & curriculum are based on the educational objectives established by the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG). As such, at the completion of the four year curriculum, each resident will graduate mastering the six core competencies outlined by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME): patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and systems-based practice.

There are four positions at each level, and our residents stay in Baton Rouge for the entire four years of their instruction. The first year of training provides extensive clinical experience by allowing the residents to rotate in obstetrics, gynecology and gynecologic oncology, emergency medicine, internal medicine, and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. During the second year, residents receive a greater level of responsibility in general obstetrics and gynecology, and a radiology rotation is included.  Third and fourth year residents continue Ob/Gyn training with experience in maternal fetal medicine, reproductive endocrinology, gynecologic oncology, urogynecology, and minimally invasive surgery including training in robotic assisted hysterectomies.  They perfect skills in obstetrics and gynecologic surgery as well.  Our 2014 graduating class performed a total of 1,981 deliveries and 529 hysterectomies as primary physicians.

Again, thank you for your interest in the LSUSOM OB/GYN (Baton Rouge) Residency Program. We look forward to receiving your application to our highly competitive program.