Benefits and Salary

House Officer Benefits

Health Care Insurance


It is required that proof of Health Care Insurance be presented at the beginning of each contract year. The institution does not offer free health care to House Officers. 
The institution offers a variety of Health care insurance coverage benefit options for its employees. House Officers may purchase health care insurance as part of the benefits package. Questions should be directed to the Benefits Section of Human Resources

Deferred Compensation


House Officers have the option of participating in the State Deferred Compensation Program instead of contributing to FICA/Social Security.  
A representative from the State Office assists the House Officer with their enrollment and assists when the House Officer is no longer in a training program and must determine how the accumulated dollars will be managed or withdrawn.  
If the House Officer does not wish to participate, the normal withholdings will be processed by the Payroll Office.

Malpractice Insurance


The State of Louisiana provides professional liability coverage pursuant to LSA-R.S. 40:129939 et. seq. to House Officers when acting within the course and scope of their training or staff which they are assigned as part of their prescribed training, regardless of where the services are performed. However, House Officers assigned to a health care facility outside the State of Louisiana may be required to provide additional professional liability coverage with indemnity limits set by the House Officer Program Director.  

Malpractice Insurance is provided through the State of Louisiana self-insurance plan at no cost to the House Officer, and covers in-house duties only. Moonlighting is not covered.  Any questions regarding any malpractice claims or legal inquiry should be reported to the Office of Legal Affairs (675-5406).

Disability Insurance

Disability Insurance

House Officers receive, without charge, a basic group disability insurance benefit. Additional coverage may be purchased by the House Officer. 
Any questions concerning the Disability Program and its benefits should be directed to the Graduate Medical Education Office. The Graduate Medical Education Office then will refer the House Officer to the current representative of the benefit.

Current Disability Representative:
Robert Redstone
Redstone Security Agency
207 Milam Street, Suite B.
Shreveport, LA  71101
Phone: (318) 213-2500 

Medical Library & Departmental Reference Resources


Louisiana State University Health Shreveport has an excellent medical library located in the school.  The Library is staffed with qualified medical library professionals who are available to assist House Staff with any query they may have.  In addition, there are many on-line journals and other periodicals available to the House Staff and/or their clinical departments.  The Library also houses a computer lab and several copy machines.  Each clinical department has a designated “reference” area in their department that is readily available for the House Staff and faculty. 



House Staff are currently assigned to a specific parking lot at no charge, but must register to park with the Office of Auxiliary Enterprises. 
Emergency (call-back) parking should not be in designated fire lanes. If you require an escort after hours, please notify University Police.  Adherence to the University Parking Rules and Regulations is expected. Violations may result in fines and/or towing of your vehicle.

On-Call Quarters


Services requiring overnight coverage have designated call rooms on the Ninth (9th) floor of the hospital. Clean linens are provided on a daily basis. Each room has a telephone for call-back. Do not use any room not assigned to your service. 
The call room should only be utilized by on-call House Staff.  If your room requires additional cleaning on the weekends, please notify Environmental Services Office. 

The Resident Lounge is also located on 9th Floor. The lounge has a sofa, microwave, TV, telephone, refrigerator and other amenities.  
Medical Records, Radiology Films and other patient documents should not be left in the on-call rooms. Periodic room inspections are conducted and items may be removed and returned to their appropriate location. 

Hospital owned scrub suits should be returned to the appropriate designated area.  House Staff have a responsibility of removing their personal items as deemed appropriate to allow proper cleaning of the on-call room.  

Any problems with the on-call rooms should be reported to the Office of Graduate Medical Education for follow-up. On weekends, if a problem occurs, the House Manager should be contacted.   

House Office Salaries



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Effective July 1, 2019

House Officer Meal Plan

LSU Health Shreveport offers a Meal Plan for House Staff valid throughout one’s Residency/Fellowship training at LSU Health Shreveport.  One of three food plan options may be selected; the plan will be in effect for one contract year.  Plans cannot be changed until the time of contract renewal.  Deductions will be taken from the House Officer’s check each pay period and the corresponding amount credited to the meal plan per month.  House Officers may also choose to opt out and not receive the discounted meal plan.  

Allowance per month for food

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Opt Out – No meal plan desired

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Graduate Medical Education