Our residency programs are designed to offer a comprehensive educational experience in all elements of diagnostic and interventional radiology, including chest radiology, mammography, musculoskeletal radiology, gastrointestinal radiology, genitourinary radiology, neuroradiology, pediatric radiology, cardiovascular and interventional procedures, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, and emergency radiology.
Here at LSU Health Shreveport, we have great education within our residency program. We have two lectures a day, five days a week. From 7:30 to 8:00 am, we have a morning conference and we will have video lectures. We also have subscriptions to different video lectures. We will have case based reviews that are led by residents and then we will also have some didactic lecture. And then from 12 to 1 pm, we have didactic based lectures. In the clinical setting, we have one-on-one learning with a fellow trained attending, and we also use Microsoft Teams. If the attending is reading remote Teams allows one-on-one feedback, where we can share cases with each other and they can give us feedback. - Dr. David Mata, Junior Chief Resident
Our residents receive training in all required sub-specialties of radiology and have the option to train in neuro-interventional radiology, interventional nephrology, OB/US, PET/MRI, and participate in research rotations.
We strive to instill in our residents a lifelong commitment to excellence in diagnostic imaging and image-guide interventions, quality patient care, and cooperation in all clinical activities to advance the well-being of our region and beyond.
Our residency program here at LSU Health Shreveport is small to medium. We have openings for five new residents every year. This includes four spots for diagnostic radiology and one spot for interventional radiology. So we have about 20 residents at any time. Given the fact that we are at a level one trauma regional center, we have a lot of interventional procedures and this allows us to have a dedicated interventional radiology residency, which means that after six years of training, you will become double certified in diagnostic and interventional radiology. The E.S.I.R. pathway allows you to have extra training in interventional radiology so that when you're done with this training, you just have to undergo a one year fellowship and become a double certified diagnostic and interventional radiologist.
We have a lot of benefits, which include a very generous meal plan that will cover all our meals when we are on the different rotations at the hospital. We have dedicated faculty that are available pretty much 24 - 7 even if they’re reading remote. We have access through TEAMS so we can easily reach out to them. They are very friendly and they're always willing to help us answer any questions we may have and go through any challenging cases. So we're never alone.
Here at LSU Health Shreveport, we have a very diverse program. We have faculty and residents that come from over 11 different countries in the world. We have about 30% female attendings and residents as well, which makes the program a very diverse program. - Dr. Thomas Block, III, Chief Resident
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So here at LSU Health Shreveport, we train at 3 main sites. We do most of our training at the Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Academic Medical Center where we read inpatients, we read outpatients, and we read trauma. We are a level one trauma center and do a lot of stroke care. We also read for a lot of satellite locations. We have urgent care clinics and we have family medicine clinics. The second place we read at is Ochsner LSU Health St Mary Medical Center. Its our Women and Children's Hospital. We do our mammography rotation there and our musculoskeletal rotation. We also have a recently renovated state of the art imaging center. MRI is the most recent facility that's been renovated. And then when we read at the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center, the thing that makes that rotation very cool is we do not see quite as much volume over there, so we get a lot of one on one training in procedures and diagnostics. - Dr. Thomas George Block, III, Chief Resident