The LSU Health Shreveport Family Medicine Residency in Alexandria, Louisiana is an unopposed, community-based Family Medicine residency program at Rapides Regional Medical Center.  Our clinical educational program achieves excellence through our outstanding clinical faculty and staff, practical, real-world patient care in a full-service family medicine center, and clinical rotations throughout our tertiary care medical center.  The program also offers a dedicated procedural suite, offering a wide variety of medical procedures for patients.  Our resident curriculum is heavy in the inpatient setting with adult and pediatric inpatient, emergency medicine, cardiology, nephrology, and surgery.  


Our Success Rate

"Our graduates virtually 100% pass their board exams when they leave here and they go on to be successful in whatever career or direction they choose to take."

"Our graduates tell us that they felt very prepared to go out into the community." 



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The facilities at Rapides Regional Medical Center are state of the art, including a Level II Trauma Center, Certified Primary Stroke Center, Lung Cancer Screening Center and Accredited Chest Pain Center.  The emergency department is one of the largest in Louisiana.  The adjoining Rapides Women’s and Children’s Hospital offers family-focused, comprehensive care, including PICU and NICU.  Through a long-standing affiliation agreement with LSU, residents experience premier educational opportunities at these award winning facilities Our resident curriculum is heavy in the inpatient setting with adult and pediatric inpatient, emergency medicine, cardiology, nephrology, and surgery.


Our Residency Advantages

  • Unopposed program
  • Community-based training
  • Full-service Family Medicine clinic
  • On-site laboratory
  • Broad procedural training in residency-operated facility
  • Highly competitive salary, benefit and housing package
  • Annual stipend ($5,000)
  • Clinical rotations throughout tertiary medical center
  • Block rotations with preceptors of various specialties
  • Outstanding faculty dedicated to teaching
  • Cohesive group of residents
  • Low cost of living
  • Strongly supportive community




  • Arterial line placement
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Central line placement 
    -  Internal jugular
    -  Subclavian
    -  Femoral
    -  Vascular cath
    -  PICC
  • Endotracheal Intubation
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Paracentesis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Ultrasound evaluation
    -  Critical Care
    -  Emergency Room
    -  Inpatients


  • Cardiac Stress-Testing
  • Casting
  • Cervical Cyrosurgery
  • Closed Fracture Reduction
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colposcopy
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
  • Fetal Non-Stress Testing
  • Joint Aspiration & Injection
  • Nasopharyngoscopy
  • Neonatal Circumcision
  • Obstetric Ultrasound
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Vasectomy



  • Abundant recreational opportunities
  • Ethnically and culturally diverse patient population
  • Family-oriented region
  • International airport
  • Large service area of over 500,000 people
  • Located centrally in the state
  • Low cost of living (7th most affordable in nation)
  • More than 50 public and private schools
  • Population of approximately 50,000
  • Ranked “20 Best Cities to Find a Job” by Business Insider
  • Rich in history and culture
  • Substantial economic development underway
  • Three area college campuses
  • Rich in history and culture

“Outstanding experience overall. Feel I received top-notch training.
I had no trouble transitioning to practice with my education.” 

Family Medicine Residency - Alexandria

Family Medicine Residency - Alexandria

301 Fourth St., A-E, Medical Terrace Annex