Prospective Applicants

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery offers a five year Residency Training Program. Four PGY-1 positions are filled each year through the National Resident Matching Program. Our program is designed to provide progressive development in clinical, operative and research skills. The residents rotate through four (4) New Orleans area hospitals: Interim LSU Hospital (also known as University Hospital), Children's Hospital and Ochsner-Kenner Medical Center and East Jefferson General Hospital. Other rotations include Earl K. Long Hospital, Our Lady of the Lake and Baton Rouge General Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  The Dearptment also offers a three (3) month Sports Medicine rotation at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital in Lake Charles, Louisiana. At these locations the residents' education is enhanced through clinical teaching and didactic programs. The following conferences are scheduled for all residents rotating in New Orleans: 

Core Conference/M&M 1-5 PM Weekly
Grand Rounds  7-8 AM Weekly
Indications Conference 12-1 PM Weekly
Journal Club 6 PM Monthly
Children's Grand Rounds 7-8 AM Weekly

Residents participate in the annual Orthopaedic In-Training Exam given by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.In addition, residents attend the ATLS Course during the PGY-1, the AO Residents Basic Course during PGY-2, the Enneking Pathology Course during PGY3 and the Annual Meeting of the AAOS during PGY-4. The department may also provide support for a resident to attend a meeting for which he or she has had a paper accepted for presentation.

Our Resident Library contains current Orthopaedic textbooks, up-to-date specialty journals, educational CD-ROMs and video programs, and is accessible to residents at all times. In addition, the nearby LSUHSC Medical Library is staffed by qualified medical librarians.

Networked computers and digital imaging equipment are available for the residents to use in the Orthopaedic Academic Office, and a Residency Coordinator and Research Nurse are on staff to assist the residents. A faculty advisor mentors each resident throughout his or her five years in the residency program.

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The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery will be accepting applications through ERAS. The Student Affairs Office of your medical school will transmit your completed application for you. We ask that you have your application, at least three letters of recommendation with one from your chairman, official transcript, recent photograph and personal statement transmitted by October 31st. Applications are not reviewed until complete. Invitations to interview will generally be e-mailed after November 15. 

Please direct all inquiries to:

Linda Flot, Residency Coordinator
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
1542 Tulane Avenue, Bos T6-7
New Orleans, LA 70112

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Invitations to interview will generally be e-mailed after November 15 and we typically offer 2 interview days, one in December and one in January. Typically the interview day begins with a casual reception the evening prior and the entire next day is dedicated to interviewing with all orthopaedic faculty. Approximately 50 people are invited to interview for the four residency positions. You will be invited to interview via email through ERAS.

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Foreign Medical Graduates

LSUHSC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery accepts foreign medical graduates. We offer a J-1 Visa sponsored by the ECFMG.

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