Ochsner Health is a system that delivers health to the people of Louisiana, Mississippi and the Gulf South with a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate.
Our objective is to provide the senior medical student with a broad-based exposure to hospital and consultation liaison psychiatry. Ochsner has multiple psychiatric units which provide clinical experience with acute psychiatric emergencies, addictive behavior and cognitive behavioral treatment of psychophysiological disorders.
Students will be assigned to units and services across the system based on availability. Requests can be made for specific sites or subspecialties and all efforts will be made to accommodate these requests. The student participates in the treatment of the individual patients on each of these units and attends group therapy sessions and staff meetings.
Please log in to the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) for full details and application process and to view our elective catalog. Electives are approved with a maximum of one 4-week elective rotations and are based on academic merit and availability. Because the selection process is highly competitive, we ask that students please allow a minimum of 8 weeks for proper approval.
Because of our increasing number of affiliate partnerships and the high demand for educational rotations at Ochsner, opportunities for visiting students from nonaffiliated schools may be limited.
Visiting students are responsible for locating and securing their own transportation, housing, and meals during the elective rotation(s).
We recommend that final housing and travel arrangements are deferred until enrollment has been confirmed in the event that we are unable to accommodate a specific course request.
Accepted students will be required to provide a completed Attestation Form signed by an authorized school representative, attesting to the student’s compliance with Ochsner requirements. This form must be submitted before the application can be processed. Students who receive a denied application for not submitting proper documentation cannot reapply for the same dates. The requirements are as follows:
*Additionally, all students must submit proof of malpractice coverage from medical school, with limits of liability of $1,000,000/$3,000,000.
Ochsner Clinic Foundation
Undergraduate Medical Education
1401-A Jefferson Highway
Academic Center, First Floor
New Orleans, LA 70121