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The Neurology Residency Program at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans is fully accredited by the ACGME. We accept four residents per year. Our 4 year program includes the preliminary Internal Medicine year.

The Department of Neurology is a component of the nationally respected LSU Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, which is the major medical training institution for the State of Louisiana. The LSU Health Sciences Center has many components, one of which is the Neuroscience Center of Excellence, a state of the art multimillion dollar funded research center for the neurosciences. The LSU Health Sciences Center not only sponsors medical education, but also has a School of Nursing, Dentistry, Physical, Speech and Occupational Therapy. This environment creates an atmosphere that encourages innovative thinking and the flourishing of multidisciplinary research.

The Neurology Residency program's teaching philosophy integrates the old with the new. Teaching didactics occur at the bedside and live patient formats are used to demonstrate the neurological examination and decision-making process. Residents enjoy four to six months of elective time. Over half of the training experience occurs in the outpatient setting. The main teaching hospital for the program is University Medical Center New Orleans, a tertiary hospital for the southern part of Louisiana is the region's only Level 1 Trauma Center.. The LSU Health Sciences Center School of Medicine has the latest diagnostic and therapeutic equipment and is home to over 50 different residency programs.

The Neuroscience Program at the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans is supported by the Departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Neuroradiology. Specialized programs include stroke, interventional neuroradiology, epilepsy surgery and neurotrauma.  The Neurology Training Program also has affiliations with private sector hospitals and Children's Hospital, all located within 20 minutes drive time of the main campus.

Brian Copeland, M.D. 
Residency Program Director

Ashley Bonura
Residency Program Coordinator

Applicant Information

Application Process

All applications are required to be submitted through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Our program requires 3 letters of recommendation (2 from Neurosciences), MSPE, USMLE Step 1 Score or COMLEX Level 1 Score, and Personal Statement. 

As mentioned on the Applicant Selection Handout, only United States Citizens, Permanent Residents of the US, and J1 Visa holders sponsored by the ECFMG are eligible for medical residency or fellowship training at LSUHSC. 

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