Residents are given ample responsibility and autonomy consistent with all first-year residents at LSU Health Shreveport. The combination of a high-volume, hands-on experience and appropriate supervision allows our first-year residents to mature and develop into physicians who are capable and ready to accept the challenges and responsibilities of upper level house officers. During their second and third years, our residents are placed in supervisory roles on the Family Medicine in-patient service. In this setting they help train first year Family Medicine interns, as well interns from other services, and medical students. Our upper-level residents also assist in teaching off-service interns and medical students in its busy ambulatory care clinic.

Family Medicine Residency Curriculum

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Med Wards MICU ENT
MICU GYN Urology
OB Peds Clinic Cardiology
OB EM Behavior Medicine
NICU/Nursery Rural CCC
Peds Wards Sports Medicine Derm/IM
Outpatient Peds Surgery Peds Clinic
EM Procedures Elective
Ortho Elective Elective


Shamekia Gardner
Program Coordinator
(318) 675-8695
(318) 675-7950 (fax)

LSU Health Shreveport
Dept. of Family Medicine
1501 Kings Highway
P.O. Box 33932
Shreveport, LA 71130-3932

Why choose LSUHS for your Residency Training?

FM Shreveport Testimonial Wynn
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“If I were to describe LSU Shreveport family medicine residency, I would use the word "opportunity". It is one of only a handful of residences that provides opportunity in inpatient management, procedures, emergency and critical care, OB, colonoscopy, and more. With a staff that truly cares about their residents, it is a program that has something to offer for any kind of aspiring family physician." 
Andrew Wynn, Class of 2024

FM Shreveport Testimonial Oglesbee
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“I love the wide variety in Family Medicine, and I think one of the best ways to increase the health of the individuals and our community as a whole is with preventative medicine. I enjoy continuity of care and the relationships that are built with patients. The program at LSU Health Shreveport has amazing learning opportunities and a great support system." Sara Oglesbee, Class of 2025


  • 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. 


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Why Train in Shreveport, Louisiana?

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Education / Curriculum

Family Medicine Residency in Shreveport