FM Program Director's Message
Luke Baudoin, MD
Family Medicine Program Director
On behalf of the Department of Family Medicine and our Family Medicine Residency Training Programs at LSU Health Shreveport, I want to personally welcome you to the Department. Ours is a university based program that incorporates community affiliated training. Our goal is to give young physicians every real-life opportunity to learn the practice of family medicine and to equip them with the knowledge and skills to provide excellent and compassionate care in the various medical settings of today. We strive to help each resident grow both professionally and personally during their years of training, as well as enable them to become life-long learners. Our residents enjoy the benefits of a caring, expert faculty; a high quality of life; a low cost of living; and a creative and dynamic curriculum.
We have outstanding faculty, whose varied interests allow residents to participate in several areas of special interest, including geriatrics, sports medicine, rural medicine, office-based research, electronic medical informatics, behavioral medicine, pharmacokinetics, health promotion, faculty development, and advanced procedural skills development. Our training in procedures includes EGD, colonoscopy, colposcopy, LEEP, skin biopsy, shave excisions, lesion removal, minor flaps and plastics, exercise stress testing, circumcision, and more. We boast several nationally known family medicine teachers on our faculty and our graduates practice in every type of setting.
We have a strong and well-established core residency program that utilizes the latest information and teaching techniques in family medicine. We also have diversified by adding a rural residency track that utilizes the home residency for the intern year and then immerses the residents in the rural environment at a strong, progressive, rural hospital in Vivian Louisiana. Our most recent advance is the development of an emergency medicine/family medicine track, only the second one in the country! This unique training leads to dual board certification for those residents who satisfactorily complete the program.
Choosing a residency program is one of the most important decisions of your medical career. Your future residency will be your home for the next 3 to 5 years. As such, it should be a place that can foster personal and professional growth, as well as a place you can grow. We pride ourselves on our strong resident corps and the frequent professional and personal interactions of our faculty and residents. Our residents are happy and feel they are a part of our family.
We're looking for bright, enthusiastic, friendly applicants for our program. Your years in training will be an unforgettable experience that will prepare you for a rewarding career as a competent, capable, and caring family physician.
EM Program Director's Message
Mary Ann Edens, MD
Emergency Medicine Program Director
On behalf of the Department of Emergency Medicine at LSU Health Shreveport, I appreciate your interest in our training program. Our faculty is excited to have the opportunity to train our residents to become excellent clinical emergency physicians. The resources of this department along with its faculty will provide a strong foundation that our graduates will use in their future practice.
The fully accredited residency program that our faculty has developed offers excellence in teaching and academic standards, a well-balanced and complete curriculum, and a supportive and friendly environment. Our full-time faculty will work with you to help you to prepare for your future in Emergency Medicine, a specialty that is constantly evolving in a very exciting manner. We expect our graduates to be fully prepared to practice in any academic or clinical environment of their choosing. We want them to be the future leaders and educators within our specialty.
Everyone is excited about our ED and the possibilities that it provides for resident education. We are blessed to have an appreciative patient population with a diverse pathology which provides our residents with opportunities to fully develop their clinical knowledge and skills. In this environment, lifelong learning methods are emphasized to our residents providing the tools to maintain current clinical knowledge for the duration of their careers.
For potential residents, we are looking for individuals who are willing to go beyond their residency training by taking an active role in enhancing our program. We will expect each class to provide us with feedback and constructive criticism as they go through our rotations and curriculum, seeking to improve all educational opportunities.
Therefore, we will consider all applicants with prior residency training as well as graduating medical students of all backgrounds. We are in the ERAS system and will be participating in the NMRP residency matching program this year. Please feel free to contact us for application information.
I look forward to meeting with you personally to discuss our exciting residency program.