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.

Leisa Oglesby photo

Leisa Oglesby, BS, RN, MBA, CPHQ
Executive Director of Medical Services/DIO

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). LSU Health Shreveport currently offers 43 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 Shreveport, Overton 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.

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559 Residents & Fellows  |  43 Accredited Programs

Accredited Residencies

Accredited Fellowships

Non-Accredited Fellowships


GME Staff

Leisa Oglesby
Executive Director of Medical Services/DIO

Russell Crews
Administrative Program Specialist

Cailynn Finley
Associate Coordinator of Academic Area

Christine Cheney
Project Manager, GME

Kelly Wynn
Project Manager, GME

Office Location:
1st floor of the Medical School
Room 1-201

Office Hours:
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Monday through Friday
Phone: (318) 675-5053
Fax: (318) 675-5069
Closed on LSU Health Shreveport holidays.


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.

GME News

GME Announces 2020-2021 Resident Council Officers

President: Kesler Bourgoyne, Internal Medicine
Vice-President: Cynthia Noguera, Ophthalmology
Secretary: Thomas Rutherford, Med/Peds
Treasurer: Shaheena Anene, Pediatrics
Members at Large:
Daniel Poole, Med/Peds
Allen Gu, Ophthalmology
Junaid Ansari, Neurology

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Postgraduate Verifications 

The Office of Graduate Medical Education handles post graduate training verifications for LSU Health residencies and fellowships.
Verification requests can be submitted to the GME office.

Please include the full name, dates of training, and department/specialty when sending a request.
Verifications can be submitted via fax, mail or email: 
Fax:  (318) 675-5069

Mailing Address:
Attn:  Graduate Medical Education
1501 Kings Hwy.
Shreveport, LA 71103


Please allow 7 to 10 days for processing of most verifications. Verifications prior to the year 2000 may take additional time.

Graduate Medical Education (GME)

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