LSU Health Shreveport has the distinct advantage of being a tertiary referral center, which translates into the healthcare net which addresses the needs of a largely under-served populace within roughly a 100 mile radius. This exposes our residents to a broad spectrum of pathology; besides getting plentiful exposure to "bread and butter" diseases like CHF, DM, and ACS, our residents thus far have seen more exotic diseases like dermatomyositis, Sarcoid, Calciphylaxis, and acute respiratory distress secondary to inhalation of snake venom.


Our residents can expect to see a good representative sample of pathology which awaits them in their future practices, and they will be well prepared to care for the patients at the sicker end of the spectrum. In addition, there is no call schedule for ER rotations. All off-service rotations have their own schedule, which generally ranges from Q3 to Q6 day call. Family Medicine ward rotations range from 2 to 3 calls a month. Interns on the wards have in-house call. Upper levels are backup for support and education.

Emergency Medicine / Family Medicine Residency Curriculum

FM Wards / 
Med Wards EM EM EM EM
EM SICU EM Neuro ICU Marshall
EM FM Wards FM Wards FM Wards FM Wards
Ultrasound OB Cardiology Neurology ENT
Trauma Ped Wards Behavior Med Surgery Rural
OB NICU/Nursery DERM/IM Urology CCC
Outpt Peds Procedures GYN Elective Elective
Ortho Sports Med Peds Clinic Elective Elective


Our Training Facility

Ochsner LSU HealthShreveport Academic Medical Center - Shreveport, LA

Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport - Academic Medical Center

  • Serves communities across NW LA, East Texas and SW Arkansas
  • Home to state-designated Centers of Excellence
  • Level 1 Trauma Designation with state of the art Shock Resuscitation Bays and 44 Bed ER
  • Fast Track, Peds Hospital/ED, Regional Burn Center, Psychiatry Observation Area, and Medical Control for Prehospital EMS
  • 60,000 ED visits (9,000 pediatrics / 1,200 trauma)
  • 20% Admission Rate
  • 24/7 Transfer Center


EMFM Testimonial Janese
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“As a paramedic, I knew I wanted to help people in their worst times, and I also knew that I could do more as a physician. I chose the EM/FM program as a method to accomplish my desire to be involved in the high acuity environment of the Emergency Department, but also the meaningful primary care aspect of Family Medicine. The synthesis of the two made me aspire to be a holistic physician and broadened my abilities as a practitioner and diagnostician.”
David R. Janese, MDClass of 2024

EMFM Testimonial Tabassom


“You have the great opportunity to be exposed to many patients, building your confidence to practice as a competent and well-rounded physician.”
Ayesha Tabassom, MDClass of 2021

EMFM Testimonial Alexander
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“An EMFMs ability to recognize and treat a myriad of conditions far surpass those of many other specialties.”
Ajit Alexander, MDClass of 2020

EMFM Testimonial Turner


“The EMFM prepares you to become knowledgeable and competent in all areas and equips you to handle circumstances presented in any health care setting.”
Anisha Turner, MDClass of 2019


We’re supportive.
■ Clinical or basic research is encouraged and may be conducted under mentorship of ER and FM faculty.
■ We provide protected time
■ Residency offers opportunity to learn about active research projects
■ All PGY levels are successful in presenting posters and oral presentations at various state and regional national meetings
■ Each year our residents present their research at the Annual Research Symposium and the annual Quality Improvement Symposium



  • Required annual dues paid to American Academy of Family Physicians and Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians
  • ABFM In-Training Exam registration covered
  • Moonlighting is allowed by our department. Resident must be in good standing in order to moonlight. However, it may not interfere in any way with resident duties and responsibilities. 
  • Seminar and conference tuition, travel paid for every year
  • Malpractice Insurance covered
  • Access to on-campus workout facility with expanded facilities opening in 2023
  • Free Parking, Call Rooms, 4 vacation days+5 days for approved CME
  • ATLS, ACLS, PALS, NRP and BLS certifications offered


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Large enough for a diverse patient population and Small enough to feel like you are part of a family of caring physicians.
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Educational Training

Emergency Medicine / Family Medicine Residency