Lake Charles Memorial Hospital/Louisiana State University Health Sciences
Center Family Medicine Residency Program (LCMH/LSUHSC FMRP) 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 mission of the LCMH/LSUHSC FMRP is to supply Southwest Louisiana with
caring, well-trained family medicine physicians who provide healing, comprehensive
care to the entire family.
- 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.
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, Cardiology, Pediatrics, Surgery and its
subspecialties, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Emergency Medicine, Sports
Medicine and Community Medicine. The residents train under the supervision
of qualified Family Medicine Physician faculty members and Subspecialty
Training is provided within our sponsoring institution, Lake Charles Memorial
Health System, and outpatient clinics. Our residents serve as the hospital
service or “hospitalist” team that admits unassigned and uninsured
patients via the emergency department. Our current residents and our incoming
residents understand the importance and impact that our residency training
program has on the community it serves, in particular at risk and underserved
The contributions that our residents and graduates make to Lake Charles,
Southwest Louisiana, the State of Louisiana and nationally are significant.
We are very proud of the more than 127 graduates who understand and recognize
the pivotal role family physicians have in directing family health care.
Many continue to serve Louisiana in such areas as Lake Charles, Moss Bluff,
Westlake, Sulphur, Jennings, Kinder, DeRidder, Opelousas, Abbeville, Rayville,
Cutoff, Crowley, New Iberia, Minden, Monroe, Mandeville, Walker, New Orleans
and Baton Rouge.