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Release Date: May 5, 2023
Ochsner Graduate Medical Education (GME) is pleased to congratulate several GME teams on their approvals for Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) training programs.
Approval for ACGME Initial Accreditation for Ochsner Pediatric Residency Training Program led by John Carlson, MD, PhD, Ochsner Pediatrics Residency Program Director.
The pediatric residency program at Ochsner Health is projected to onboard its first class of residents effective July 1, 2024. The program will offer an exceptional opportunity to develop competence in all aspects of health care for children. A major goal of the Ochsner program is to equip our residents with a comprehensive, in depth understanding of normal growth and development and the diseases that affect infants, children and adolescents.
Through clinical experience and intensive faculty instruction, residents will attain a broad knowledge in the field of pediatrics and develop personal excellence in the essential skills of history taking, physical examination and laboratory and clinical procedures. We will approach the child as a whole, integrating his or her acute problem with the child's stage of growth and development.
Approval for ACGME Initial Accreditation for Ochsner Family Medicine Residency Training Program at STPH System led by Lisa Casey, MD, Ochsner/STHS Family Medicine Residency Program Director.
The family medicine residency program at St. Tammany Health System is projected to onboard its first class of residents effective July 1, 2024. With ambulatory clinical education and true continuity that fosters a strong physician-patient relationship at its core, the family medicine residency program’s mission is to train a diverse group of physicians to provide comprehensive, compassionate care to the community we serve.
With Ochsner’s support, we have the resources of a full academic center at our disposal while training in a brand new, state of the art, purpose-built clinic and in an unopposed community hospital setting through St. Tammany Health System.
Approval for ACGME Initial Accreditation for OLGMC General Surgery Residency Training Program led by Dennis Eschete, MD, OLGMC Surgery Residency.
The general surgery residency program at Ochsner Lafayette General is projected to onboard its first class of residents effective July 1, 2024. The program will provide in-depth experience and training in all essential content areas including trauma. The OLGMC surgery program aims to provide customized training and core training in surgery which ensures a broad exposure to acute, chronic, and complex surgical pathologies.
The program will provide excellent training and mentorship in quality improvement and patient safety as scholarship to be used throughout their careers. The faculty will educate compassionate and skilled surgeons who seek to practice patient-centered care as well as provide experience in translating clinical and scholarly work into advocacy to continue the process of advancement in surgical practices locally, regionally, and nationally.