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Resident Wellness Matters to Us!

The Department of Surgery is dedicated to each resident’s well-being and committed to providing the resources needed to promote nutritional, physical, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual health.

Physical, Nutritional & Social Well-Being

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⇒ Call Rooms
⇒ On-site Employee Health
⇒ Meal Plans at a Discounted Rate
⇒ Healthy Snacks provided for those on-call in the Institutional 
    Resident Lounge
⇒ Extensive Meal Selection at both the Cafeteria and WOW Café
⇒ Numerous Clubs and Organizations to Join, including the
    Resident Council Association
⇒ Wellness Seminars: Conflict


Mental, Spiritual & Emotional Well-Being

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⇒ Resident Lounge
⇒ Meditation Program
Medical Library
⇒ In-house Chaplain
⇒ (C.O.P.E.) Connecting with Peers through Empathy
⇒ Mentor / Mentee Program
⇒ Intern Process Group
⇒ Monthly Chief's Conference with Chairman and PD


The Department of Surgery will provide the following benefits for categorical and Surgery preliminary residents:

  • One trip to American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress for categorical PGY 3 residents
  • Travel for presentation of abstracts at local, regional, and national meetings if approved by the Department
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Annual incentive awards will be presented at graduation. Note: Monetary awards will be in the form of gift certificates to LSU bookstore:

  • Most operative cases PGY 1 through PGY 4 for academic year
  • Most cumulative operative cases PGY 5
  • Best teaching junior resident (voted by students)
  • Best teaching senior resident (voted by students)
  • Best research presentation
  • 95th percentile (or above) on ABSITE
  • Award certificates will be presented to residents that score in the top 25th percentile on ABSITE.
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Other on-campus conveniences to assist in work/life balance:

  • Post Office
  • Bookstore
  • Secure parking
  • University Police escort
  • Printing shop
  • Clinic


Residency Program
Navdeep Samra, MD
Program Director

Amos Sit, MD
Associate Program Director

Paul Perkowski, MD
Associate Program Director

Ginny Hammock, MBA, C-TAGME
Program Administrator-Sr.
Phone: (318) 675-6111
Fax: (318) 675-6138

Amy Shelley, RHIA
GME Specialist
Phone: (318) 675-8892
Fax: (318) 675-6138

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Resident Life/Wellness

General Surgery Residency

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Resident Life/Wellness

General Surgery Residency

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Resident Life/Wellness

General Surgery Residency