Ochsner Medical Center serves as the quaternary referral center for the Gulf South, with thousands of patients transferred to our main campus annually from around the state and region. Within our walls you will experience an unmatched mix of pathology as well as a truly diverse patient population. As a resident, you will frequently see the “zebra” cases rarely encountered in other facilities.
We know that residency can be tough, and we implemented our 4+2 system of scheduling to help you focus on what’s most important—your patients and your education. When you are in the hospital, you can dedicate yourself to learning and providing the best possible care to our inpatients. During your two weeks of clinic, your focus is on developing the necessary skills to manage both the acute and chronic outpatient needs of your patient panel.
Whether in the hospital or in your continuity clinic, we believe that you learn through active patient care. We provide you the autonomy to make medical decisions while ensuring you an unwavering support system. Our dedicated teaching faculty utilize every patient encounter as an educational opportunity. Additionally, each resident at Ochsner teaches his or her peers, interns and medical students. Not sure of your teaching approach? Don’t worry, our “Residents as Educators” curriculum help you develop your skills!
Throughout training, our residents have the opportunity to rotate through a wide variety of clinical experiences:
Hospital Medicine Wards
Bone Marrow Transplant
Kidney Transplant Medicine
Primary Care Continuity Clinic
Bone Marrow Transplant
Right Heart Cath
PGY-1 Categorical Schedule
Ochsner is a center of medical education at all levels, ranging from medical students at the University of Queensland-Ochsner Clinical School, to our trainees in diverse residencies and fellowships in more than 30 specialties, to senior physicians through our Continuing Medical Education offerings throughout the region. The dedication to scholarship at all levels offers our residents the opportunity to teach, learn, and develop with peers in a supporting community.
Ochsner is nationally recognized for the excellent quality of care provided to our patients, withUS News & World Report consistently ranking Ochsner Medical Center on its Best Hospitals in America list. Ochsner is also a leader in efforts to improve patient safety, and is the only Louisiana teaching hospital ranked in the Thompson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals. Our residents are involved in quality improvement and patient safety efforts throughout their training.
The entire Ochsner system uses an advanced and constantly upgraded version of Epic for all electronic medical records. Residents have 24-hour access to the Ochsner Medical Library, which provides access to thousands of online journals, textbooks, and databases and can electronically obtain nearly any article ever published. UpToDate and many other medical databases are available on every computer terminal at Ochsner facilities. Our unique partnership with the University of Queensland provides additional library access to even the most esoteric materials.