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Application Process

Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)

Most first year appointments are made through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Ochsner participates in the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS).


Candidates for admission to any of Ochsner Health's residency and fellowship programs must have one of the following qualifications to be eligible for appointment.

  • Graduate from an accredited medical school in the United States or Canada within the past 5 years.
  • Graduate from an accredited college of osteopathic medicine in the United States within the past 5 years.
  • Graduates of schools outside of the United States or Canada who have graduated within the past 5 years must meet all of the following qualifications:
    • Must have a currently valid ECFMG certificate.
    • Must meet medical licensing requirements as defined by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners.
    • Prefer applicant to have at least 1 year clinical experience in the United States.
    • Must hold a J-1 visa, or Permanent Residency in the United States.