For questions about the Internal Medicine Residency Program or the application and interview process, please contact:

Joanna Adams

Ochsner Internal Medicine Residency Program
504-842-0245  |  joadams@ochsner.org

Interviews

Interview dates are typically on Thursdays and Fridays. We utilize the Interview Broker system for scheduling interviews.

Below is a sample of a typical interview day: 

Time
 
Location
7:10 am - 7:45 am
Breakfast with Dr. Davis
Primary Care and Wellness Center
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Interviews
Internal Medicine Resident Clinic
10:10 am - 11:00 am
Campus Tour with Chiefs
Main Campus
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Lunch with Residents
 

 

Application Notes

  • Applicants must have graduated within the last 3 years.
  • Our acceptable minimum USMLE score is 220. Almost all interviewed applicants have passed each USMLE step on the first attempt, and most have already completed/passed Step I, Step II, and Step II CS. We do not consider applicants with more than two attempts on any individual USMLE step or with failures on more than one step
  • We offer 15 categorical and 4 preliminary positions [update].
  • For IMG applicants J1 visas are required

Travel

Hotel

  • Pending availability, rooms at the Brent House Hotel adjacent to the hospital may be provided by the program. If available, information will be provided in your invitation

From Airport/I-10E

  • Take exit 228 for Causeway Blvd toward Mandeville/Bonnabel Blvd
  • Keep right and follow signs for Causeway Blvd South to merge onto Causeway Blvd
  • Turn left on US-90E/Jefferson Highway
  • Ochsner Medical Center will be on your right in 0.7 miles

From I-10W

  • From I-10W, take I-610W until it becomes I-10W again
  • Take exit 228 for Causeway Blvd toward Mandeville/Bonnabel Blvd
  • Keep right and follow signs for Causeway Blvd South to merge onto Causeway Blvd
  • Turn left on US-90E/Jefferson Highway
  • Ochsner Medical Center will be on your right in 0.7 miles

Notes

  • If traveling from the airport, we do not recommend using public transportation, but taxi's or ride sharing services such as Uber or Lyft to get to your interview day
  • If you need to leave directly from your interview day for your travel plans, please let us know and we can assist

Quick Stats

Ochsner IM Residency at a Glance
 
Number of Categorical Positions per Year
15
Number of Preliminary Positions per Year
4
Number of Hospitals in Ochsner Health System
29
Number of Hospitals Outside of Main Campus Required to Rotate Through in Training
0
Number of Affiliated Physicians in Ochsner Health System
2700
Number of Patient Transfers to Main Campus (2016)
9000
Number of Clinical Research Studies Annually
1000 (approximately)
Number of Medical Literature Publications Annually
200 (approximately)
Current Main Campus Inpatient Capacity
602 beds
Expected Main Campus Inpatient Capacity after West Tower Expansion
767 beds
Number of Current Residency Programs at Ochsner
10
Number of Current Fellowship Programs at Ochsner
18
Number of Medicine Subspecialty Fellowship Programs at Ochsner
7