Application and Interview Process for Family Medicine
Applications must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). We require a passing scores on Step 1, Step 2, CS and CK exams prior to the MATCH. Our application deadline is December 31st, and applications received after this deadline will not be considered.
All interested applicants will need to complete the application through ERAS, consisting of the following:
- ERAS Application
- Personal Statement
- Medical School Transcript
- Dean’s Letter
- USMLE or COMLEX Scores
- 3 Letters of Recommendation
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.
The Family Medicine Residency Program does not accept J-1 Visas.
The majority of interviews are scheduled during the months of September to February. The typical interview day includes:
- Facility tour including hospital and major participating affiliate
- Resident Roundtable
- Breakfast/meeting with Administration
- Faculty interviews including 1 with the Program Director and Section Chief
- Lunch with residents
An informal dinner with current housestaff will be offered to all candidates the evening before or the day of a scheduled interview, if possible.
Hotel accommodations are available and will be made upon a scheduled interviewed. If you are unable to attend the interview, please notify us a minimum of 72 hours in advance.