East Jefferson General Hospital


All Applicants MUST be registered through the National Resident Matching Program or the National Matching Service for osteopathic applicants and apply through ERAS (no mailed, faxed, or e-mail applications). Our application deadline is the second Friday in January.


Applicants must be United State citizens or have Permanent Residency when submitting their application, since our program DOES NOT sponsor/accept any visas or EADs (work authorization documents).

Medical School

Completion of medical school training MUST be within the past three years.

Letters of Recommendation

Dean's Letter plus three individual letters of recommendation. These should come from faculty, preceptors, etc. At least one letter should be from a board certified family physician. To verify if the attending is an ABFM board certified physician. See website: www.theabfm.org and enter information under Physician Verification.

Steps I & II

Passing scores required on USMLE Steps I & II must have no more than two failures combined on all parts to be considered. Scores must be obtained prior to the rank list being submitted.


International Medical Graduates must be able to obtain a valid ECFMG certification and a Louisiana intern permit by the start of residency training on July 1st.


If medical school training was completed greater than one year prior to the application, a minimum of one year CONTINUOUS AND CURRENT CLINICAL (direct patient) experience in the United States at the time you submit your application to our program is MANDATORY. Observerships and/or research experiences DO NOT fulfill this requirement.

All applicants must be able to communicate effectively in English.

Our program is interested in candidates who wish to enter Family Medicine, and our Recruitment Committee will scrutinize your application for evidence of an interest in this field.