Why Choose LSU Health Shreveport for your Residency Training?
Over one hundred young men and women have successfully completed urology training in our Residency Program and are actively practicing our specialty throughout the United States.
Our Residency Program received the highest possible level of distinction when recognized by the ACGME as "accredited with commendation" in the two most recent evaluations.
Here from current residents on why they chose LSU Health Shreveport →
"I will be going into Private Practice. Essentially the training here has been excellent. I feel very confident and I think that the training here inspires confidence. There is a lot of autonomy and the staff here are dedicated to make sure that you are prepared as a urologist." - Ahmad Azzawe, MD
Grand Rounds - Each Tuesday, 7:00 AM
Two cases are presented by one resident to another in an Oral Boards format. Details from the history, physical examination, and laboratory and radiographic studies are elicited and used to compile a differential diagnosis and plan of care. The presenting resident also presents a brief review of the literature for the entire department, and both residents are responsible for fielding questions from the other attendants in a Socratic fashion.
Didactics - Each Tuesday, 8:00 AM
One hour is allotted for review of assigned reading from Campbell’s Urology, AUA Updates, AUA Guidelines, and other topics from the AUA Curriculum. Video presentations from AUA Plenary sessions may also be viewed.
Departmental Meeting / Morbidity and Mortality Conference - First Wednesday, each month, 5:15 PM
Program Director Resident / Research Conference - Second Wednesday, each month, 5:15 PM
Residents discuss research and quality improvement projects as well as any residency issues.
Simulation Conference - Third Wednesday, each month, 5:15 PM
Residents rotate through DaVinci Robotic Modules on the OR simulator and the dry skills lab, working on the Laparoscopic Simbionix tool.
Journal Club - Fourth Wednesday, each month, 5:15 PM
Residents prepare to discuss assigned articles from several Urology journals with faculty.
Uro-Economics - Fifth Wednesday (if present), 5:15 PM
Topics such as documentation, E&M and CPT coding, global periods, and modifiers are reviewed under the guidance of the department business manager.