Education

EJGH Family Medicine Residency

EJGH RESIDENCY
About the Program

Our Family Medicine residency program grew out of a thriving private practice in the 1990’s in Metairie, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans. East Jefferson General Hospital is the main training site for the program. We are an unopposed program, fully accredited by the ACGME with a 5-year board pass rate of 100%. The program offers a rigorous inpatient curriculum that is balanced with a robust continuity clinic experience. As a result, our graduates are equally prepared to enter the ambulatory or inpatient setting. The residency’s affiliation with Tulane University enhances resident education with increased access to teaching and resources. Global Health experiences are offered as well as both longitudinal and elective Integrative Medicine training. East Jefferson General Hospital resides in a family-friendly suburb with running and cycling trails on Lake Ponchartrain just blocks away, and a mere 15 minute commute will access all the food, music, history, and fun New Orleans has to offer! If you’d like know more about the hospital’s history and services and our community please click here.

  • Curriculum


    PGY1:

    • Outpatient Rotations: Psychiatry, OB x 2, Surgery, ER, NICU
    • Inpatient Rotations: Inpatient Family Medicine x 4, Inpatient Pediatrics x 2
    • Continuity Clinic: Two half days per week

    PGY2:

    • Outpatient Rotations: Pediatric ER, ICU, Cardiology, Community Medicine, Orthopedics, ER, Gynecology, Ambulatory Pediatrics
    • Inpatient Rotations: Inpatient Family Medicine/Night Float x 4
    • Continuity Clinic: Three half days per week

    PGY3:

    • Outpatient Rotations: Radiology/Urology, Neurology, Practice Management, Dermatology, ENT/Ophthalmology, Musculoskeletal Medicine, IM Sub Specialty, Elective x 2, Ambulatory Pediatrics
    • Inpatient Rotations: Inpatient Family Medicine x 2
    • Continuity Clinic: Four half days per week
  • Overview of Benefits


    Pay Scale:

    • PGY-I $48,500
    • PGY-II $49,500
    • PGY-III $52,000
    • Chief Resident $53,000

    Paid Time Off:

    • 3 weeks annually for PGY1
    • 4 weeks annually for PGY2 and PGY3
    • 7 paid holidays per year
    • 5 sick days per year

    Other Benefits:

    • Reimbursement is provided for educational classes and exams ( Step 3 exam, BLS, ACLS, PALS) and temporary permit/licensure paid in full by program.
    • CME funds available in years two and three.
    • Residents are given privileged parking in the physicians parking lot.
    • Breakfast and lunch are provided in the doctor’s lounge on weekdays, 20% discount provided in the cafeteria with your I.D., and meal tickets provided when on-call.
    • Call rooms with private bathroom and shower, Internet access, and basic cable television are provided.
    • 3 monogrammed lab coats are provided
    • Health & Dental Insurance with dependent coverage is available.
  • Program Requirements


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

    Visas
    Applicants must be United State citizens or have Permanent Residency when submitting their application. 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
    At least three individual letters of recommendation are required. At least one letter should be from a board certified physician At least one letter should be from a board certified family physician.

    Licensure Exams
    A passing score is required on all USMLE or COMLEX exams with no more than two failures combined on all parts. Scores must be obtained by February 1.

    International Medical Graduates
    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.

    Experience
    If medical school training was completed greater than one year prior to applying, it is mandatory that the applicant is engaged in a direct patient care experience during the year of application.  Observerships and/or research experiences do not fulfill this requirement.

    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.

Faculty and Residents

Meet Our Family Medicine Residents

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Lisa A. Casey, M.D.
Program Director
Phone: (504) 503-6722
Email: lacasey@ejgh.org

Susan G. Perrier
Residency Coordinator
Phone: (504) 503-6206
Email: sperrier@ejgh.org

Address
4228 Houma Blvd. Ste. 230
Metairie, LA 70006