Memorial/LSUHSC's community-based Family Medicine residency training
program began in January 1995. In January 1996, our program was granted
provisional accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical
Education and in January 2002 our program was awarded full accreditation
and has maintained full accreditation with each site visit. The most recent
site visit, April 4, 2009, by the ACGME generated an award of a five year
accreditation status, currently the highest award granted by the accrediting body.
The mission of the Memorial/LSUHSC Family Residency Program is to promote
and provide the highest quality physician education through patient care-
utilizing the most up to date educational methods and information systems.
- Our residents will provide patient care which is continuous, comprehensive,
and in the context of the entire family.
- Our residents will be prepared to practice medicine in a full range of
practice settings and in a continuously evolving professional environment.
- Our graduates will demonstrate competence and compassion in providing the
highest quality and comprehensive care to all members of the family.
- Our graduates will display leadership skills and good citizenship in the
medical society and communities in which they practice their specialty
of Family Medicine.
Since the inception of our residency program we are proud and honored to
have had a total of 103 medical school graduates select our program as
their residency-training site. Residents entering into our Family Medicine
Residency Program receive three years of comprehensive study in all major
areas of medicine: Internal Medicine and its subspecialties, Pediatrics,
Surgery and its subspecialties, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Emergency Medicine,
Psychiatry and Community Medicine. The residents train under the supervision
of qualified Family Physician faculty members and Subspecialty Physicians.
Training is provided within our sponsoring institution, Lake Charles Memorial
Hospital, and outpatient clinics. We currently serve as the hospital service
or “hospitalists” team that admits unassigned and uninsured
patients that come to the ER department at LCMH.
Our Family Medicine residents provide services in Memorial’s ER department,
the pediatric service, the general surgery service, and the OB-GYN service
areas, to care for the uninsured in a private hospital setting with consultants
in private practice.
Our current residents and our incoming residents understand the importance
and impact that our residency training program has on the community it serves.
July 2015 began our eighteenth year of operation. We are very proud of
our 103 graduates who understand and recognize the pivotal role family
physicians have in directing family health care. Of our 103 graduates,
we are extremely honored that 77 are serving the health care needs of
the state of Louisiana; located in Lake Charles, Sulphur, Jennings, Kinder,
Opelousas, Rayville, Cutoff, Crowley, New Iberia, Minden, Monroe, Mandeville,
Walker, New Orleans and Baton Rouge. We are also very honored and proud
that many of our graduates are meeting the healthcare needs in the following
states: Mississippi, New York, West Virginia, Colorado, Tennessee, Texas,
Nevada, Oregon and New Mexico. One of our graduates is doing International
As we began our academic year in July 2015 eight new interns joined our
current 3rd year residents (x8) and 2nd year residents (x8). Of the eight new interns, three are graduates of
LSUHSC New Orleans School of Medicine, two graduate of St. George's
University School of Medicine, two graduate of SABA and one graduate of
LSUHSC- Shreveport School of Medicine. This total enables the LSU Health
Sciences Center Family Medicine Residency Program at Lake Charles Memorial
Hospital to provide its community with a total of 24 dedicated resident
physicians who will help meet the health care needs of Southwest Louisiana.
The contributions that our residents and graduates make to Lake Charles,
Southwest Louisiana, State of Louisiana and nationally are significant!
This residency program has been developed to prepare today’s physician
for today’s healthcare needs.