LSU Internal Medicine/Emergency Medicine Residency


The LSU Internal Medicine/Emergency Medicine program was started in 1999 with the goal of producing strong physicians who can rapidly employ the fundamental skills of medicine to stabilize patients in emergent situations. The program continuously challenges the candidates through six month rotations between each specialty and through rotations at multiple medical facilities, teaching residents to rapidly adjust to any clinical situation. The program continuously stimulates the residents through weekly lectures, teaching rounds, journal clubs, MKSAP board review, cadaver labs, skills fairs and simulations, and yearly research projects. A total of two candidates are accepted yearly. Upon completion of five years, the candidates are eligible to take both the Internal and Emergency Medicine Boards and are highly competitive for employment and fellowships if desired.

The LSU IM/EM program has remained dependable and firm through difficult times. In 2005, with the closing of Charity Hospital due to Hurricane Katrina, the program continued to care for the citizens of New Orleans at various facilities such as the Lord and Taylor temporary hospital facility, Mash Tents, Elmwood Trauma Center, Chabert (Houma), Ochsner Medical Center, and Earl K. Long (Baton Rouge). In 2007, the program settled back into New Orleans and is now based out of University Medical Center New Orleans, a new and state-of-the art academic facility. The LSU IM/EM program continues its reputation of producing clinically solid, flexible, and highly competitive IM/EM physicians.


Thank you for visiting our page! Please see the links to the left for more information about our program including our rotation sites, residents, and more. 


Click here to read more about Combined IM/EM Residency Programs from the American Board of Internal Medicine website, or click our link, "Why IM/EM?" to learn more about dual training.


Chance meeting between wards teams and Pulmonary consults on hospital rounds at UMCNO

Left to right: Jorge Martinez, MD, JD (IM/EM PD); Simon Shamass, MD (2019 IM/EM Graduate);
Thuy-Mai Nguyen, MD (IM/EM Class of '23);
Thomas Fox, MD (IM/EM Class of '24); Cheryl Hickey, MD (IM/EM Class of '22)



Dr. Jorge Martinez, MD, JD, IM/EM Program Director, with his many grandchildren.