Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency is a combined program of four years and is ACGME accredited. Our program is affiliated with the parent programs of Categorical Medicine and Categorical Pediatrics, which are both fully accredited by the ACGME. The goal of our program is to provide training that will allow the individual to pursue a variety of career goals: primary care, subspecialty practice, or academic medicine. For more information about the history and concept of Med-Peds, see the web site for the National Med-Peds Residents Association (NMPRA).
The Med-Peds residents at LSU Health Shreveport participate fully in all activities of both departments: clinical, didactic, and social. During pediatric rotations, the residents function as full pediatric residents and attend pediatric conferences and lectures. During medicine rotations, the residents function as full medicine residents and attend medicine conferences and lectures.
The general schedule for clinical rotations is outlined below. This institution has undergone several renovations since it became part of the LSU system in 1976, including the addition of two outpatient clinics and a ten story 200 bed wing in 1985. More recently in May 2020, the St. Mary Medical Center was opened.
Over 7000 admissions to the Medicine Service occur each year and over 17,000 visits to the medical subspecialty clinics occur per year. The majority of Internal Medicine rotations are completed at the LSU Health Science Center's main hospital. Some inpatient rotations and clinics are also accomplished at a local private hospital and at Overton-Brooks Veteran's Administration Hospital, both of which are about a five minute drive from the main hospital.
An average of 160 patients are admitted monthly to the general pediatric service, with over 300 admissions per month to the newborn nursery. The outpatient general pediatric clinic averages 2,500 visits per month. Pediatric inpatient rotations take place at the new St. Mary Medical Center. The Pediatric Clinic is located in a newly constructed Women's and Children's Clinic building located directly across the street from the main hospital.
For complete descriptions of the various rotations offered by each department, please see our curriculum page. Also, please feel free to click on the departmental websites for Medicine or Pediatrics under Useful Links.
There are over 60 pediatric and 80 medicine faculty members who are firmly committed to help our residents develop the attitudes, technical skills, and knowledge necessary for a fulfilling career. Teaching occurs at the bedside, in general and specialty clinics and in electives. All orders are written by first year house officers under the supervision of senior residents and faculty members.