The LSU Internal Medicine Residency in Baton Rouge

Application & Interview Process


Applications must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Although year of graduation is not considered, we do require a minimum of 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
  • Photograph
  • 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.


“For whatever purpose and practice you envision for yourself, I would challenge you to consider the place and people who would best support and further your endeavors. Examine the quality of clinical training and variety of clinical experiences offered by different programs. Pursue the program that prioritizes optimal patient care, complements your learning style, and celebrates you while empowering you to reach your full potential.” 

Alissa Ice
Class of 2022
Interview Information

Interview season typically begins in November and runs through mid-January.  The typical interview day includes:

  • Virtual attendance at morning report
  • 3 faculty interviews (including the Program Director)
  • Virtual attendance at noon conference

An informal virtual social hour with some of the current housestaff typically occurs the evening before or the day of the interview.