Residency Program

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or ACGME is responsible for the accreditation of post-MD medical training programs within the United States. The accreditation is accomplished through a peer review process and is based upon established ACGME standards and guidelines.

Our residency training program is fully accredited. The Department offers a well-rounded four-year residency program for a total of 24 resident positions (six positions at each level of training, including the PG1 year). Categorical trainees will have preference in being selected for the more advanced years of training.

The full-time faculty offices, research laboratories, and teaching facilities of the department are located on the first floor of the LSU Health Sciences Center building. In addition to the broad scope of training in Obstetrics and Gynecology, the residents receive training in high-risk obstetrics, obstetric ultrasound, laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, colposcopy, laser surgery, LEEP, family planning, gynecologic pathology, sexual dysfunction, gynecologic endocrinology, pelvic, robotic and abdominal surgical techniques, breast pathology, pediatric and adolescent gynecology, office gynecology, office management problems, and gynecologic oncology. Clinical teaching conferences, guided discussions, and case presentations, in addition to the basic science lectures, clinical science lectures, ward rounds, grand rounds, clinical correlation of gynecologic gross and microscopic pathology, and training in surgical procedures form the framework of the total instructional program. Visiting professors of national and international reputation often visit the program at regular intervals for resident education and consultation.

The patient catchment area in North Louisiana is served by the two teaching hospitals: (1) the University Hospital in Shreveport, and (2) University Health - Conway Hospital in Monroe, LA. At the University Hospital, about 35,000 outpatients are seen in the obstetric and gynecologic clinics each year. Over 2,400 deliveries and 1,000 gynecologic surgical cases are also performed each year. The cesarean section rate is less than 20%. About 14,000 outpatients are seen at the University Health - Conway Memorial Hospital each year with over 1,800 deliveries and 600 gynecologic surgical cases performed annually. The cesarean section rate is about 16%.

Patient care is almost entirely the responsibility of the resident staff under the supervision of the faculty. The resident staff gains surgical experience and responsibility of patient care in a graduated manner, according to the level of training, under faculty guidance. They also assist in the clinical training of medical students, interns, and junior residents.

The resident staff is encouraged to assist the faculty in research projects or to develop projects of their own under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Scientific paper presentations and/or publications often provide the resident staff the opportunity of attending additional scientific society meetings during their course of training.

Postgraduate resident training includes a rotation to the University Health - Conway Hospital in Monroe for about eight months during the four years of the residency program. Apartments are provided for residents during this rotation.