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men talking to each otherTheMemorial/LSUHSC FMRP offers an excellent salary and benefits package:

Annual Salary

Post Graduate Year 1 - $50,018
Post Graduate Year 2 - $51,695
Post Graduate Year 3 - $53,463


Housing Allowance - $5,400/yr. (Paid $450/mo.)
Intern Moving Expenses- $1,500
USMLE Step 3- paid expense
Licensing Fees- paid expense
Medical Health Insurance Coverage for resident and dependents through LSUHSC-NO

Annual Leave

Post Graduate Year 1 - 3 Weeks
Post Graduate Year 2 - 4 Weeks
Post Graduate Year 3 - 5 Weeks

CME, Travel and/or Book Allowance

Post Graduate Year 1 - $1000/yr., 2 CME days
Post Graduate Year 2 - $1000/yr., 5 CME days
Post Graduate Year 3 - $1000/yr., 5 CME days


Moonlighting is allowed for second and third year residents. Per ECFMG, J-1 visa residents are not allowed to moonlight.

Lagniappe Benefits

  • Training
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support
  • Neonatal Advanced Life Support
  • Personal laptop
  • Lab coats (two for incoming residents then one per year)
  • Meals (while on duty)
  • Medical Malpractice Insurance
  • Membership Dues
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians
  • Louisiana State Medical Society
  • Calcasieu Parish Medical Society
  • Parking

Although our program is affiliated with Louisiana State University, all program funding is provided by Lake Charles Memorial Hospital therefore state funding does not affect our program annually.