The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery offers a five year Residency Training Program. Three PGY-1 positions are filled each year through the National Resident Matching Program. The residents rotate throughout Shreveport hospitals: Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport, Shriners Hospital for Children, Overton Brooks Veteran Administration Medical Center, Willis Knighton and Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport - St. Mary Medical Center.

The Department strives to achieve a proper balance between the clinical, educational, and investigative spheres. Of these, the primary goal is excellence in clinical activities. The process of education encompasses more than the acquisition of knowledge and techniques; it includes the assimilation of experiences that,, when absorbed and integrated, permit an appropriate response in any situation. Since learning is an active process, maintenance of a suitable balance in the educational environment requires continual adjustments in emphasis.

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Samantha Vance
Residency Coordinator
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
LSU Health Shreveport

Our Primary Objectives

1) Provide for high quality care;

2) Provide progressive resident development in clinical, operative and research skills; and

3) Maintain an environment which challenges the student, resident, and faculty alike, and which provides maximum opportunity for his/her development.


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Residency Program Highlights

  • Five-year ACGME-approved Residency Program
  • Total of 20 residents
  • Opportunity to work closely with attending physicians in a collegial and tutorial academic environment.
  • Opportunities for clinical & basic research
  • Along with Orthopaedic Surgery, Interns rotate through Emergency Medicine, Plastic/Burns, Musculoskeletal Radiology, Neurosurgery, Surgical Intensive Care, and Vascular Surgery.
  • Residents will rotate through Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Academic Medical Center, which includes a Level 1 Trauma Center and Feist-Weiller Cancer Center.  Rotations also include Shriners Hospital for Children (the oldest Shriners Hospital in the country), Willis-Knighton Health System, Overton Brooks Veterans Administration Medical Center and Ochsner LSU Health- St. Mary Medical Center.
  • Didactic Schedule developed to help Residents improve their knowledge base, develop life-long learning skills, and help improve their clinical decision making abilities.


Why Train at LSU Health Shreveport?

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