Application Process

LSU-OLOL Psychiatry Residency program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP www.nrmp.org/). All applicants applying for a residency must also participate in the NRMP. Applications will only be accepted through ERAS- Electronic Residency Application Service, http://www.aamc.org/audienceeras.htm.

Deadline for submission of completed applications is November 30 each year.  Interviews will be held on Fridays in the fall and are by invitation only via Interview Brokerwhere you can schedule, reschedule, decline, and cancel online.

We begin reviewing applications on Sept 15 each year, so applicants are encouraged to submit all application materials as soon as possible.

2019-2020 interview dates are listed below. We will not be interviewing outside of these dates. Interviews consist of a Thursday evening welcome dinner, and interviews all day on Friday at the LSU Medical Education and Innovation Center located at 5246 Brittany Drive in Baton Rouge (adjacent to OLOL).

Oct 25, 31

Nov 8, 15, 

Dec 6, 13

Jan 10 

Completed applications through ERAS must include:

  • Photograph
  • Dean's letter/Medical School Performance Evaluation
  • 3 letters of recommendation (1 must be from a board certified psychiatrist); all letters should be from individuals with whom you have worked in the past 24 months
  • Official Medical School transcripts
  • USMLE/COMLEX transcript (A passing score on Step 1 is required at the time of application. Step 2 scores are preferred at the time of application, but passing scores are required for ranking).  Preference will be given to applicants who pass each step in two or fewer tries.
  • Personal statement

United States Citizens, Permanent residents of the US, and J1 visa holders sponsored by the ECFMG (Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) are the only applicants eligible for selection at our institution. 

For post-medical school applicants, preference will be given to applicants who have graduated from medical school within the past two years, have successfully completed Step 3, and participated in some sort of clinical work during their time out of school.

It is also important to note that it is expected that all applicants have completed medical school in four to six years.

All applications are screened by the Recruitment & Selections Committee. 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 [acgme.org]) outlined in the ACGME Institutional Requirements. Our program does not discriminate with regard to sex, age, religion, color, national origin, disability or veteran status.

 Please access the link below to find information on:

  • Applicant Information
  • Benefits
  • House Officer Eligibility and Selection Criteria
  • House Officer Manual
  • House Officer Contract (sample)


For questions regarding the application process or our residency program, please contact Amanda Blackburn, Residency Program Coordinator, at amcran@lsuhsc.edu or 225-757-4210.


LSU-OLOL Psychiatry Residency Program
5246 Brittany Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Ph: 225-757-4212