LSU School of Medicine-New Orleans
Office of Medical Education
2020 Gravier Street, Ste. 600
New Orleans, LA 70112
The LSUSOM-NO Continuing Medical Education (CME) office provides high-quality, evidence-based, lifelong learning for physicians in the core competencies of the profession and their ongoing pursuit of excellence. CME activities include live conferences featuring symposia, seminars, and lectures, regularly-scheduled series, patient simulators and bio skills workshops. Other formats such as distance learning courses and enduring materials via CD-ROM, audio, video and Web-based learning technologies are offered by the CME office.
The Office of Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to award AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ to physicians.
Medical students, interns and residents undergo some of their education and training at several hospitals located throughout the State of Louisiana. The following is a brief description of some of these institutions.
BATON ROUGE GENERAL HOSPITAL, Baton Rouge, La. This large acute care general community hospital has rotations for residency programs with LSU in medicine and emergency medicine as well as selective experiences in surgery, family medicine, and several medical subspecialties.
CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF NEW ORLEANS, New Orleans, La., is a 153-bed community general hospital for children, which combines traditional acute-care and chronic diseases and rehabilitation pediatrics and a large neonatal intensive care unit. Several of the pediatric faculty members maintain active patient services at the hospital, and a faculty member is always assigned as an attending physician. Assignment to Children’s Hospital has proven to be a valuable learning experience for both medical students and pediatric residents.
EARL K. LONG MEDICAL CENTER, Baton Rouge, La., 75 miles northwest of New Orleans. In-patient, out-patient and emergency care are provided to an urban and rural patient population of approximately 500,000. Full time faculty members of the School of Medicine are based at this state-owned hospital and offer teaching programs for students and residents in: general surgery, orthopaedics, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, dermatology, internal medicine, radiology, family medicine and ophthalmology and emergency medicine. Residencies in internal medicine and emergency medicine are sponsored by Earl K. Long and are popular with student and residents alike.
MEDICAL CENTER OF LOUISIANA AT NEW ORLEANS, Charity Hospital in New Orleans, La., is the site where the majority of students obtain their clinical education. The hospital, one of the nation’s oldest, was originally constructed in 1736 and has been reconstructed a total of six times, most recently in 1939. At that date the total bed capacity was 3,530, making it the second largest hospital in the United States. From 1940 to the present the hospital has undergone functional changes consistent with changes in methods of treatment. Its history and tradition have been to provide quality medical care to the indigent of Louisiana. In 1995, Charity Hospital merged with Hotel Dieu to form the Medical Center of Louisiana, New Orleans: Charity Campus and University Hospital Campus. In 1997 management of Medical Center of Louisiana, New Orleans was assumed by LSU, operating at 1,039 beds, and is located adjacent to the School of Medicine, near the city’s central business district in a metropolitan urban area of approximately 1.2 million people. The LSU Health Sciences Center conducts a broad spectrum of teaching programs for medical students, residents, and fellows at Medical Center of Louisiana, New Orleans with nearly 90 residency and fellowship programs at the current time. Following Hurricane Katrina in August 2005 and its flooding, Charity and University campuses were forced to close; emergency services were quickly re-established and LSU Interim Public Hospital was reopened in Fall 2006.
OCHSNER MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS, on Jefferson, Highway is a large, modern multidisciplinary institution with a number of freestanding training programs. This private facility offers several teaching programs for Junior and Senior students and residents from LSU in addition to their own residencies. Examples include joint residency programs with LSU in psychiatry, urology, ophthalmology and training rotations in neurosurgery, dermatology, physical medicine, and rehabilitation and several medical subspecialties.
TOURO INFIRMARY, New Orleans, La., founded in 1854, is a 570 bed not for profit teaching and research hospital. Touro offers a full range of patient services. Touro also has specialty units such as a diabetes teaching unit, a center for chronic pain and disability rehabilitation, a sleep disorders center and a center for geriatric psychiatry. Resident teaching programs from LSU include physical medicine and rehabilitation, internal medicine and psychiatry rotations.
UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER, Lafayette, La., is a 190 bed, state-owned facility located 130 miles west of New Orleans that opened in 1982, in a city of approximately 100,000 people. Full time faculty members of the School of Medicine are based in this hospital. They provide resident training in the areas of internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, surgery, otorhinolaryngology, family medicine and orthopaedics. The hospital, operated by the State of Louisiana, serves a medically indigent population from an eight parish area. Student rotations occur in Medicine, Family Medicine and Obstetric and Gynecology.
VETERANS ADMINISTRATION MEDICAL CENTER, New Orleans, La., is a 581 bed, federally-owned facility located in the heart of the city. The hospital was dedicated in 1952, and serves the southern third of Louisiana and portions of Mississippi, Alabama and Florida with a veteran population of approximately 250,000. A new wing was dedicated in 1989 enlarging outpatient facilities. LSU Medical Center teaching at the Veterans Administration Hospital focuses on Surgery and the surgical subspecialties, Dermatology and Radiology. The inpatient facility is now temporarily closed; clinics are functioning.
LSUHSC School of Medicine also has affiliations with East Jefferson General Hospital in Metairie, Ochsner Kenner Regional Medical Center, West Jefferson Medical Center in Marrero, Southeast Louisiana State Hospital in Mandeville, New Orleans Adolescent Hospital and Our Lady of the Lake and Women’s Hospital in Baton Rouge.