Application and Interview Process for Internal Medicine
Applications must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). We prefer graduates that are within 5 years of graduation and we require a passing scores on Step 1, Step 2, CS and CK exams. We also accept J-1 visas and no EAD is accepted. Our application deadline is December 31st, and applications received after this deadline will not be considered.
Please 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
IMGs must be eligible for or have a valid ECFMG Certification.
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 majority of interviews are scheduled during the months of October to January. The typical interview day includes:
- Attendance at morning report
- Meeting with Administration
- Facility tour including hospital and major participating affiliate
- faculty interviews including 1 with the Program Director and Section Chief
- Attendance at noon conference with lunch provided
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. If you are unable to attend the interview, please notify us a minimum of 72 hours in advance.