Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center announced that 65 new residents will be coming to Baton Rouge next year to complete specialty training as part of the next stage of their medical education. These residents were revealed at the hospital’s Match Day celebration, in which Our Lady of the Lake joined other academic medical centers around the country in learning which residents were matched to different graduate medical education programs, nationwide.
Our Lady of the Lake is the largest academic medical center in the region. Each year, more than 260 residents and 300 medical students train on the hospital’s campus. The 65 residents matched filled all available residency slots at Our Lady of the Lake. They will be coming to Baton Rouge from as far away as San Francisco, Arizona, Illinois, and Nevada, as well as close-to-home institutions including LSU-New Orleans, LSU-Shreveport, and University of Alabama at Birmingham.
The residents will join the following residency programs at Our Lady of the Lake for the next three to five years:
-Our Lady of the Lake Pediatric Residency
-LSU-Our Lady of the Lake Psychiatry Residency
-LSU Emergency Medicine Residency
-LSU Internal Medicine Residency
-LSU Surgery Residency
-LSU Ear, Nose and Throat Residency
"Research continues to show that physicians tend to stay and practice medicine where they are trained, which is why Match Day is such a critical day in bringing the brightest and most talented doctors here to Baton Rouge," said Laurinda Calongne, EdD, chief academic officer at Our Lady of the Lake. "The experience they will receive here at Our Lady of the Lake will be incredibly valuable in their medical career, and our ministry will also benefit significantly from the expertise they will bring to their respective specialties."
"Match Day is a great opportunity to recognize and celebrate Baton Rouge as a hub for medical research and technology," added Louis Barfield, MD, chief of staff for Our Lady of the Lake. "It is a proud moment for us to know we are shaping the future of healthcare in our region through new residents who join us each year."