Residency and Fellowship Programs

Baton Rouge Psychiatry Residency Program

NRMP Residency Program Code (new for this year!): 1221400C0

Louisiana State University School of Medicine (Baton Rouge) Program, Psychiatry


*Dates for 23-24 interview season have not yet been released. See the 22-23 information below for reference*


All 2022-2023 interview activiies will be be virtual. We participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP Applications will only be accepted through ERAS- Electronic Residency Application Service. Residency applicants can start applying through ERAS on September 1, 2022. We will begin reviewing applications immediately upon release on September 29, 2022 so it is important that applicants have fully completed applications submitted timely. 

In order for your application to be reviewed, it must include all of the following:

Program Standards for Reviewing Applications

We review applications from United States Citizens and permanent residents of the US. Our program does not discriminate with regard to sex, age, religion, color, national origin, disability or veteran status. Our resident selection criteria conform to the guidelines of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME []) outlined in the ACGME Institutional Requirements. 

For post-medical school applicants: Preference will be given to applicants who have graduated from medical school within the past 2 years, have successfully completed Step 3, and participated in either clinical/mental health related work  or advanced education (such as a Master's degree) in the US during their time out of school. We are prohibited from reviewing applications from IMGs who are not fully ECFMG certified at the time of application. Our institution will only accepts J-1VISAs that are sponsored by the ECFMG, which requires previous passage of all 3 USMLE exams and certification.

For Osteopathic applicants: Our program has no prefernce for USMLE vs COMLEX. Either/or both are accepted.

FOR ALL APPLICANTS: Though academics is an easy way for programs around the nation to screen applicants, we also take into consideration an applicant's motivation, integrity, interpersonal skills, maturity, and preparedness; all as evidenced through the different components of the ERAS application and involvement in the virtual meet and Greet sessions hosted by our residents.It is important to mention that our program, in line with LSUHSC's overall mission, gives preference to any applicants that are from the state of Louisiana or have connections to the state of Louisiana (undergraduate education, medical school, family, birth roots, etc). If this pertains to you, it is recomended to mention this in your personal statement that you submit to our program or write to the Program Coordinator. However; each year our intern class comes from all over the country and beyond. So do not let this discourage anyone from applying. Lastly, our program does not use "cut off" scores when reviewing applications. Refer to the points above for selection criteria.

Interview Invitations

Our program uses an online software, Interview Broker, to manage the scheduling process for interviews. You will recieve an initial invite via your ERAS account, and then immediately after to the email address that you have listed in ERAS. You will have 7 days from the sent date of the invitation to respond and secure your spot. After that, we will move on to the next wave of invites, meaning that it is very likely only waitlisted dates will be available by that time.

Virtual Interview Day Format

Overall, we interview 80-90 applicants each year. Interview day activities include (and not necssarily in this order) a brief program introduction with technical Q&A with the Program Coordinator, a robust program overview with the Program Director, and 5 interviews (last about 15 mins each). 5 applicants participate in the AM session, and 5 applicants participate in the PM session, with a joint session being a part of the day for the program overview and chief resident interviews, Selected interview dates for this year are as follows:

Friday, Oct 28, 2022

Friday, Nov 4, 2022

Friday, Nov 18, 2022

Friday Dec 2, 2022

Friday, Dec 9, 2022

Friday, Dec 16, 2022

Friday, Jan 13, 2023

Friday, Jan 20, 2023


Communication regarding interviews is all done electronically. This is to protect both you and the program. You must use the same email address that you provide in ERAS for all communication. Please know that our program values and respect the mental strain that applicants go through in the decision processes post-interview and ranking. Because of this, we do not intiate any post-interview communication unless it is something that you requested during your interview that we were not able to immediately provide. If the applicant wishes to contact the program post-interview, they are certainly welcome to do so.


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