LSUSOM OB/GYN (Baton Rouge) 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. This problem combined with other strategic and institutional needs as determined by the administration of the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans to better serve our community resulted in our program being started. 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, Journal Club, and Simulation Labs scheduled throughout the year on a weekly basis. This time is protected time for the residents. There are numerous regularly scheduled hospital based conferences throughout the month/year including tumor board and breast conferences. CME opportunities abound throughout the academic 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 and gynecology, maternal fetal medicine, radiology, 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 they have rotations in a private practice setting, reproductive endocrinology, and gynecologic oncology. Third and fourth year residents continue their training with experience in maternal fetal medicine, reproductive endocrinology, gynecologic oncology, urogynecology, and minimally invasive surgery including laparoscopic and robotic assisted hysterectomies. Our 2018 graduating class performed a total of 2,099 deliveries and 423 hysterectomies as primary surgeon. Greater than one half of the hysterectomies performed were minimally invasive including vaginal hysterectomies and robotic and laparoscopic hysterectomies. In addition the four graduates performed 422 laparoscopies and operative laparoscopies as well as 237 major oncology surgical cases during their oncology rotations.
Former graduates of our program are practicing obstetrics/gynecology in private practice settings within the Baton Rouge metropolitan community as well as Alexandria, LA, Covington, LA, Eunice, LA, Lafayette, LA, Metairie, LA, Zachary, LA, Frisco, TX, Pensacola, FL, Rockville, MD, Toccoa, GA, Salt Lake City, UT, Berkeley, CA and Stockton, CA. Three of our graduates have chosen to practice in an academic medicine setting. Two are teaching here in Baton Rouge at the LSUSOM OB/GYN program, and one at the University of Mississippi SOM in Jackson, MS.
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.