State-of-the-Art Training for Residents and Fellows

The Office of Graduate Medical Education serves as the central contact point for all residents and fellows (house officers) in training programs at LSU Health Shreveport. That point of contact begins at the time of their selection to a residency or fellowship training program and continues throughout their training period until completion of that educational program. The house officer's permanent record remains in the Graduate Medical Education Office.


What is Residency Training?

Residency is the training physicians must complete to practice or specialize following medical school. A resident is a physician (who holds the degree of MD, DDS or DO) in a GME program under the direct or indirect supervision of an attending physician. A fellowship is the period of sub-specialty medical training in the United States and Canada that a physician or dentist may undertake after completing a specialty training program (residency).


Why Train at LSU Health Shreveport?

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What Residency and Fellowship Training is offered at LSUHS?

LSU Health Shreveport currently offers 47 fully accredited residency and fellowship programs. Under the supervision of our faculty, residents and fellows see patients at partner hospitals such as Ochsner LSU Health ShreveportOverton Brooks VA Medical Center and Willis-Knighton. More than 5,000 residents and fellows have trained at our institution over the years. Upon completion of postgraduate training at LSU Health Shreveport, residents and fellows will have received the best possible training and be able to successfully provide exceptional patient care.   


Meet our GM E Staff   

Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education and VA Affairs / DIO; Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Jessie Whitaker - Administrative Coordinator

Cailynn Finley - Associate Coordinator of Academic Area

Stephen Henry - Project Coordinator

Christen Miller - Project Manager

Christine Cheney - Senior Project Manager

Office Location:
2nd floor of Medical School
C-Building, Room 2-436
Office Hours:
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Monday through Friday
Phone: (318) 675-7629
Fax: (318) 675-5069
Closed on LSU Health Shreveport holidays.
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Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

ACCREDITING CYCLE: ACGME reviews the program each year electronically and based on the results programs can receive continued accreditation or a scheduled site visit.

Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)

CODA completes a site visit every five years to receive continued Accreditation.