Family Medicine Residency Program

Baton Rouge General’s Family Medicine Residency Program is dedicated to addressing the health care needs of Louisiana by training new family physicians, contributing to the body of knowledge of family medicine and providing quality health services to the community. The program places an emphasis on residents becoming ambulatory care experts and trains residents in effective collaboration with other clinical disciplines and segments of the community. With a focus on prevention, health education and psychosocial concerns, the program is committed to developing health care providers who collaborate with families in preserving and enhancing complete wellness. 


Why Choose Us
Family Health Center Specialty Clinics
Notable Electives

Why Choose Us

  • Highly competitive compensation package for the Southeast region that includes paid health insurance for you and your family (see Benefits tab)
  • Affiliated with Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Six months of elective time built into the curriculum – providing flexibility based on your interests and career plans
  • Flexible maternity/paternity leave policy designed to help individuals adapt elective schedules to minimize any delays in program completion
  • Affiliated with Baton Rouge General's Sports Medicine Fellowship Program 
  • Combined conferences and rotations with Baton Rouge General's Internal Medicine Residency Program
  • Outpatient clinical training in a real world practice environment
  • Community, culture and cuisine – located along the Mississippi River, Baton Rouge is the capital city of Louisiana and offers a semi-tropical climate, excellent food and a rich history
  • Numerous job opportunities available in the region upon graduation
  • Paid meals and access to physician lounges and parking lots

Family Health Center Specialty Clinics:

  • Women's Health Clinic staffed by OB/GYN 
  • Dermatology Clinic staffed by Dermatologist 
  • Procedure Clinic 
  • Coumadin Clinic 
  • Sports Medicine / Musculoskeletal Clinic

Notable Electives:

  • Child Care 
  • Advanced EMS 
  • HIV Primary Care 
  • Geriatric
  • Sports Medicine (LSU & Southern) 
  • Dermatology 
  • Psychiatry 
  • Rural Primary Care


How to Apply
US Graduates
IMG Graduates
Interviews

How to Apply

Baton Rouge General's Family Medicine Residency uses the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). We will only accept electronic applications.

Applicants to the Family Medicine Residency Program must have completed and submitted the following through ERAS:

  • Three letters of recommendation from faculty or practitioners with whom you have worked and who can comment on your personal and professional qualifications. One letter should come from a family physician who can directly address your potential ability to become a family physician.
  • An application with a Personal Statement
  • USMLE/Comlex 1 and 2 dates and scores
  • Dean's letter
  • Transcript
  • Curriculum Vitae

If applicable, please address the following points:

  • Prior participation in a residency program
  • Current or prior medical licensure in any state
  • Current or prior suspension or revocation of licensure
  • Current or prior participation in biomedical research that has resulted in a publication or presentation
  • Current or prior interruptions in your medical education
  • Any aspect of your candidacy that might limit your ability to carry out the requirements of the house staff position within the time frame of the program
  • Plans to participate in the couples match

Your application must be completed and received by Monday, January 4, 2016. Incomplete applications may result in delay or elimination of the pre-screening interview of an application and subsequent invitations to interview.

U.S. Graduates must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident of the U.S.
  • Significant clinical experience in a primary care setting in the U.S.
  • Have a U.S. mailing address
  • Time out of medical school cannot exceed 1 year

International Medical Graduates (IMG) must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident of the U.S.
  • Be ECFMG certified when applying if you have already graduated from medical school. If you're currently in medical school, you must have your ECFMG certification to start the program.
  • Significant clinical experience in a primary care setting in the U.S.
  • Have a U.S. mailing address
  • Time out of medical school cannot exceed 1 year

Interviews

Interviews will begin on Monday, October 17, 2016 and will conclude on Friday, January 6, 2017. Please allow the entire day for your interview. Part of the day will be a group tour and information session, allowing you the chance to ask questions and begin to develop a feel for the program and our personnel.

 

Benefits Summary
Professional Liability
Additional Benefits

Benefits Summary

Salary and Benefits
Benefits PGY-1 PGY-2 PGY-3

 Salary*

$46,168 $47,467 $49,125

 Housing Allowance

$3,600  $3,600  $3,600 
 TOTAL SALARY  $49,768  $51,067 $52,725
*Salaries are reviewed on an annual basis

Vacation
Residents receive three weeks paid vacation each academic year, plus five days for approved continuing medical education leave in each of the PGY-2 and PGY-3 years. Vacation is allowed in one-week blocks only and may be prescheduled by the Program for PGY-1s. Vacation does not accrue if unused.

Excused Absences
Accumulated at a rate of 1 day per month, up to a maximum of 12 days per year. Excused absences are granted at the discretion of the program director and do not accrue.

Health Plan
Comprehensive health coverage for the resident and his/her dependents through the General Health System Health Plan - paid by Baton Rouge General. Optional medical spending account, dental insurance plan and dental discount plan can be chosen at the resident's expense.

Life Insurance
Term life insurance coverage is provided to the resident in an amount equal to annual base salary - paid by Baton Rouge General. Optional life insurance and disability benefits can be elected.

Professional Liability

Insurance
House staff are covered through the Louisiana Patient Compensation Fund and General Health System's Professional Liability Plan for all duties performed as a resident - paid by Baton Rouge General.

Professional Fees
The Program pays dues for residents to belong to the American and Louisiana Academies of Family Physicians.

The Board Exam fee will be paid for each third-year resident in good academic standing during the PGY-3 year.

BLS, ACLS, PALS, NALS & ALSO will be provided or paid for (up to $150) one time during residency.

USMLE Step 3 practice test and examination fee will be

Additional Benefits

CME Fund
Each resident receives a fund, currently $1,800, from which they may draw $600 during the PGY-1, PGY-2 and PGY-3 years to support attendance at Continuing Medical Education meetings or for personal professional books, journals or materials - paid by Baton Rouge General. Approval criteria will apply to use of the funds.

Moving Expenses
New residents may receive reimbursement of up to $1,000 for actual incurred expenses - paid by Baton Rouge General.

Financial Management
Personal retirement savings funds with unique and valuable tax advantages are available through the General Health System Tax Sheltered Annuity program. Regular share savings account by payroll deduction and other savings and loan programs are available at Bayou Federal Credit Union.

Other Discounts
Residents receive discounts on prescriptions and discounts for services, programs and facilities of General Health System.

Other Benefits
White coats and laundry service are provided - paid by Baton Rouge General.

Resident Center – Located in the Family Health Center, the Resident Center is available exclusively for our residents. It includes phones, computers, TV, a shower and lockers, as well as comfortable furniture. Each resident has their own email address, plus internet access and other computer resources.

Physicians’ Lounge – The physicians’ lounge is open for residents to relax, privately access telephones and dictate records using the hospital's centralized dictation telephones.

Complimentary meals are available for breakfast and lunch. Complimentary meals are also available while on-call and at many conferences, as well as in the physicians’ lounge. Residents will receive a discount at the hospital’s cafeteria.

Complimentary covered multi-tiered parking is also provided in a secured lot conveniently connected to the hospital by a crosswalk.

Block Rotations - First Year 
Internal Medicine Inpatient Service 3 months 
Pediatrics Inpatient 2 months
Emergency Medicine 1 month
Inpatient Family Medicine - Night Float 6 weeks 
General Surgery 1 month
Obstetrics/Newborn Care 3 months
Elective 2 weeks
Block Rotations - Second Year 
Inpatient Family Medicine - Night Float
6 weeks 
Podiatry 2 weeks
Gynecology 1 month
Pediatrics Ambulatory 2 month
Practice Management 1 month
Orthopedics 1 month
Cardiology 1 month
Psychiatry 1 month
Internal Medicine Inpatient Service 1 month 
Critical Care (ICU) 1 month 
Electives 1 month
Block Rotations - Third Year 
Family Medicine Inpatient Service 6 weeks
Geriatrics 6 weeks
Emergency Medicine 1 month
Ambulatory Medical Subspeciality 1 month
Sports Medicine 1 month
Orthopedics 1 month
Board Review 2 weeks
Surgical Subspecialty 2 weeks
Electives 4 months
Outpatient Family Medicine Experience 
PGY-1 1 - 2 half days per week
PGY-2 2 - 3 half days per week
PGY-3 3 - 4 half days per week
Total Time Spent in Each Care Type: 
Inpatient Medicine Experiences 8 months
Women and Children Care Experiences 7 months
Surgical Specialty Experiences 4 months
Ambulatory Medicine or Primary Care Experiences 5.5 months
Emergency Medicine Experiences 2 months
Electives 5.5 months
Other Experiences 4 months
Notable Electives:
Child Care
Advanced EMS
HIV Primary Care
Geriatric
Sports Medicine (LSU & Southern)
Dermatology
Psychiatry
Rural Primary Care

Class of 2019
Class of 2018
Class of 2017

CLASS OF 2019

Aarti Attreya, MD - University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Aarti Attreya, MD

University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Aarti Attreya, MD, graduated from a Combined BS/MD Degree Program at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque. She grew up in a mobile military family, so moving to Baton Rouge was an exciting continuation of her travels. The desert and mountains of New Mexico have a place in her heart, but the lush of green Louisiana is a welcome change. Aarti likes to write fiction, explore the arts, video chat with her niece, weightlift, and spend time with her fellow residents.
Stephanie Coleman, MD - LSU School of Medicine New Orleans

Stephanie Coleman, MD

LSU School of Medicine New Orleans

Stephanie Coleman, MD, was born in Newark, DE and was raised in Prairieville, LA. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Nicholls State University. She attended LSU Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in New Orleans, where she received her Medical Degree. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys trying out new recipes, reading crime thrillers, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Janice Dara, MD - LSU School of Medicine Shreveport

Janice Dara, MD

LSU School of Medicine Shreveport

Janice Dara, MD, was born in Fayetteville, AR. She received her undergraduate degree at LSU in Baton Rouge and her doctorate degree at LSUHSC- Shreveport. She is a first year resident and her hobbies include arts and crafts, singing, and traveling.
Rachael Kermis, MD - Ross University School of Medicine

Rachael Kermis, MD

Ross University School of Medicine

Rachael Kermis, MD, was born in Buffalo, NY. She attended Cornell University where she received her undergraduate degree in Human Biology, Health and Society. Rachael received her doctorate degree from Ross University. She is a first year resident who enjoys reading, watching classic movies, baking people cupcakes and making friends with any dog she sees. Her life goal is to adopt a sheepadoodle, name him Watson and train him to become a hospital therapy dog.
Cory Lemoine, DO - William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Cory Lemoine, DO

William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Cory Lemoine, DO, was born in Alexandria, LA. Cory received his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from Louisiana State University- Baton Rouge, LA in 2010. He then went on to complete his medical education at William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Hattiesburg, MS. Cory is a first year resident and enjoys LSU athletic events, fishing, and playing golf during his off time.

Matthew Mann, MD - LSU School of Medicine New Orleans

Matthew Mann, MD

LSU School of Medicine New Orleans

Matthew Mann, MD, was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He attended Davidson College where he received his undergraduate degree in English. Matt received his doctorate degree from LSUHSC School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is a first year resident who enjoys playing piano, reading books, watching movies, hanging with family and friends, and competing in intramural sports.
Devin Owens, MD - LSU School of Medicine Shreveport

Devin Owens, MD

LSU School of Medicine Shreveport

Devin Owens, MD, was born in Homer, Louisiana. He attended Northwestern State University where he received his undergraduate degree in Biology. Devin received a master’s degree in biomedical science and his doctorate degree from LSU Shreveport School of Medicine. He is a first year resident and his hobbies include golf, bass fishing, reading science fiction and watching documentaries.
Lorene Wiley, MD - Ross University School of Medicine

Lorene Wiley, MD

Ross University School of Medicine

Lorene Wiley, MD, was born in Monroe and grew up in Columbia, Louisiana. She attended Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge where she received her undergraduate degree in Chemistry. Lorene also received a Master of Science in Chemistry at Southern University. She received her doctorate degree from Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica, West Indies. Lorene is a first year resident who enjoys shopping, spending time with her friends and family, and traveling.

CLASS OF 2018

Michelle Becnel, MD - St. George University School of Medicine

Michelle Becnel, MD

St. George University School of Medicine

Michelle Becnel, MD, was born in Thibodaux, LA. She attended Nicholls State University in Thibodaux where she received her undergraduate degree in Biology. Michelle received her doctorate degree from St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies. She is a second year resident, and her hobbies include fishing, traveling, swimming, and spending time with her family.

Audrey Billeaud, MD - LSU School of Medicine New Orleans

Audrey Billeaud, MD

LSU School of Medicine New Orleans

Audrey Billeaud MD, was born in Lafayette, Louisiana. She attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge where she received her undergraduate degree in Microbiology with a minor in Business. Audrey received her doctorate degree from Louisiana State University of Health Sciences in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is a second year resident who enjoys traveling, reading and attending local festivals.

Brian Callihan, MD - LSU School of Medicine New Orleans

Brian Callihan, MD

LSU School of Medicine New Orleans

Brian Callihan, MD, was born in Kentwood, Louisiana. He attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge where he received his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology. Brian attended Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport for the first two years of medical school, then transferred to Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans where he received his doctorate degree. He is a second year resident and his hobbies include coaching little league baseball, spending time with family, and going to the beach.

Monali Pandya, MD - American University of the Caribbean

Monali Pandya, MD

American University of the Caribbean

Monali Pandya, MD, was born in Gujarat, India and raised in Dayton, Ohio. She attended Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio where she received her undergraduate degree in Microbiology and Spanish. Monali received her doctorate degree from the American University of the Caribbean in St. Maarten. She is a second year resident and her hobbies include traveling, reading, and spending time with her family.
Andrew Parks, MD - LSU School of Medicine Shreveport

Andrew Parks, MD

LSU School of Medicine Shreveport

Andrew Parks, MD, was born in Baton Rouge and grew up in New Roads, Louisiana. He attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge where he received an undergraduate degree in Microbiology. Andrew received his doctorate degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport. He is a second year resident and his hobbies including obsessing/attending all LSU athletic events, golf, bowling, and soccer.

Roxanne Varnell, MD - LSU School of Medicine New Orleans

Roxanne Varnell, MD

LSU School of Medicine New Orleans

Roxanne Varnell, MD, was born in Tyler, Texas and raised in Sikes, Louisiana. She attended the Louisiana Scholars’ College at Northwestern State University where she received a degree in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Scientific Inquiry. Roxanne received her doctorate degree from Louisiana State University of Health Sciences in New Orleans. She is a second year resident and enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.

Katherine Whittaker, MD - American University of Antigua

Katherine Whittaker, MD

American University of Antigua

Katherine Whittaker, MD, was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge where she received her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences. She received her doctorate degree from American University of Antigua College of Medicine. Katie is a second year resident, and she loves crawfish boils, Saturday nights in Tiger Stadium, and spending time with her family and friends.

Carita Winn, MD - University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston

Carita Winn, MD

University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston

Carita Winn, MD, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana but raised in Natchez, Mississippi. She attended Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans where she majored in chemistry and minored in biology. Carita received her doctorate degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. She is a second year resident, and her hobbies include painting, reading, traveling, and cooking.

Class of 2017

Matthew Bumgardner, MD - LSU School of Medicine Shreveport

Matthew Bumgardner, MD

LSU School of Medicine Shreveport

Matthew Bumgardner, MD, grew up in Sibley, Louisiana. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology at Centenary College of Louisiana and his doctorate at Louisiana State University Health Science Center in Shreveport. He is a third year resident and enjoys duck hunting, fishing, and LSU sports.

Timothy Durel, MD - University of Queensland

Timothy Durel, MD

University of Queensland

Timothy Durel, MD, was born in New Orleans, and grew up in Baton Rouge. He attended Louisiana State University where he received his undergraduate degree in Human Geography. For medical school, he attended the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia - spending years three and four at Ochsner in New Orleans. Tim is a third year resident, and enjoys spending time with friends and family, loves to laugh, and leads an active lifestyle with an interest in fitness, the outdoors, and traveling.

Lauren LaCoste, MD - LSU School of Medicine New Orleans

Lauren LaCoste, MD

LSU School of Medicine New Orleans

Lauren LaCoste, MD, was born in Cut Off, Louisiana. She attended the University of New Orleans and received her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences. Lauren received her doctorate degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. She is a third year resident and enjoys reading, cooking, and traveling.

Edith Mbagwu, MD - LSU School of Medicine New Orleans

Edith Mbagwu, MD

LSU School of Medicine New Orleans

Edith Mbagwu, MD, was born in Nigeria. She attended Loyola University in New Orleans where she received an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences. Before then, she attended Our Lady of the Lake School of Nursing in Baton Rouge, where she received an associate degree in Nursing. Edith received her doctorate from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. She is a third year resident, is married, and has four children. Edith loves soccer, languages, and yoga.

Daniel Naul, MD - LSU School of Medicine New Orleans

Daniel Naul, MD

LSU School of Medicine New Orleans

Daniel Naul, MD, was born in Thibodaux, Louisiana. He attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and received his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences. He received his doctorate degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans,. He is a third year resident who enjoys the outdoors, LSU sports, fishing, cooking, and golf.

MaryAnn Sandy, MD - American University of the Caribbean

MaryAnn Sandy, MD

American University of the Caribbean

MaryAnn Sandy, MD, was born in Boca Raton, Florida. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Duke University. She received her doctorate degree at American University of the Caribbean. She is a third year resident. Her hobbies are hiking, yoga, and caring for her two dogs Duke and Duchess.

Jason Schrock, MD - American University of the Caribbean

Jason Schrock, MD

American University of the Caribbean

Jason Schrock, MD, was born in Alexandria, Louisiana and grew up in Bunkie. He attended Louisiana State University and received his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences. He received his doctorate from the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is a third year resident and enjoys traveling and cooking.

Kristen Thomas, MD - LSU School of Medicine Shreveport

Kristen Thomas, MD

LSU School of Medicine Shreveport

Kristen Thomas, MD, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. She attended Loyola University New Orleans and received her undergraduate degree in Biology. Kristen received her doctorate degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, Louisiana. She is a third year resident and her hobbies include reading, playing piano, discovering new restaurants, movies, and music.

Brian Harrell, MD, CAQSM - Family and Sports Medicine Physician; Program Director

Brian Harrell, MD, CAQSM

Family and Sports Medicine Physician; Program Director

Dr. Harrell specializes in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine. A native of Louisiana, Dr. Harrell is a graduate of the Texas A & M Health Sciences Center College of Medicine. He completed his residency training in Family Medicine at LSUHSC Residency at Lake Charles, Louisiana, and completed his fellowship training in primary care sports medicine at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. Dr. Harrell serves as Associate Program Director for the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program as well as a faculty member with the Family Medicine Residency Program at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine and holds a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Sports Medicine.

Robert Chasuk, MD, FAAFP, CFCMC - Family Physician; Associate Program Director

Robert Chasuk, MD, FAAFP, CFCMC

Family Physician; Associate Program Director

Dr. Chasuk, a California native, is a graduate of the University of California at San Diego Medical School and the Family Practice Residency at State University of New York, Stony Brook. He practiced for several years with the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans where he was an active member of their residency faculty. Dr. Chasuk currently serves as Associate Program Director for the Family Medicine Residency Program and Graduate Medical Education at Baton Rouge General. He has been a member of the Family Medicine Residency Program faculty since 1994, and served as Program Director from June 2006 until May 2009. He heads the development of learning resources within the program and his interests include evidence based medicine and the treatment of infertility and gynecologic problems using the Creighton Fertility Care System. He and his wife, Patti, have four boys and one daughter.
Jennifer Burch, LCSW-BACS - Behavioral Science Faculty

Jennifer Burch, LCSW-BACS

Behavioral Science Faculty

Jennifer Burch is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Board Approved Clinical Supervisor. She was the recipient of the Title IV-E Child Welfare stipend while obtaining her Bachelor of Social Work degree and has substantial training in child welfare laws and family preservation. Jennifer received a Master of Social Work degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. She has over twelve years of experience as a social worker in Baton Rouge in practice areas including administration, consultation, and direct practice. She served as a board member for the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and the National Association of Social Workers. Jennifer's primary areas of interest include advocacy, healthy aging, evidence-based practice, and interventions with high-risk populations.

Thomas Caton, MD - Family Physician, Family Health Center Medical Director

Thomas Caton, MD

Family Physician, Family Health Center Medical Director

Thomas Caton, MD is board certified in family medicine and completed his fellowship in geriatrics. He is practicing at Family Health Center - South and is a faculty member at Baton Rouge General Medical Center's Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Caton earned his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University in College Station, attended medical school at the American University of the Caribbean, and completed his residency training at Baton Rouge General Medical Center's Family Medicine Residency Program. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians.

Wayne Gravois, MD, ABFP - Family Physician

Wayne Gravois, MD, ABFP

Family Physician

A Louisiana native, Wayne Gravois, MD, ABFP, attended LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed his Family Medicine Residency at Earl K. Long Hospital in Baton Rouge. He practiced for 28 years at Zachary Family Practice in Zachary, Louisiana before joining the residency program in 2012. He currently serves as the Medical Director for the Family Health Center. Dr. Gravois served as president of the Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians (LAFP) in 2000 and continues to serve on the LAFP Foundation and legislative committees. He has been very active in anti-tobacco campaigns and education. In 2009, the LSU Health Sciences Center voted him AOA Preceptor of the year. Dr. Gravois is married and has one daughter and son-in-law.
Lacy Little Knowles, DO, CAQSM - Family and Sports Medicine Physician

Lacy Little Knowles, DO, CAQSM

Family and Sports Medicine Physician

Lacy Little Knowles, MD, CAQSM, a native of Louisiana, received her Bachelors in General Studies from Louisiana State University and her medical degree from Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She then went on to complete the Family Medicine Residency Program at the Baton Rouge General, serving as chief resident her third year. Dr. Knowles joined the residency as faculty in fall 2016 after completing a fellowship in Sports Medicine with the Baton Rouge General. She continues to serve as team physician at Louisiana State University and Southern University. She is board certified in Family Medicine. 

Vincent Shaw, Jr., MD, ABFP, CAQSM - Family and Sports Medicine Physician, Program Director of Sports Medicine

Vincent Shaw, Jr., MD, ABFP, CAQSM

Family and Sports Medicine Physician, Program Director of Sports Medicine

Dr. Shaw, a native of Opelousas, Louisiana, received his Bachelors of Science in Chemistry from Southern University A&M College and his Medical Degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed his Family Medicine Residency training at the Baton Rouge General Family Medicine Residency Program, and also completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Shaw currently serves as the Program Director for Baton Rouge General’s Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. In addition, Dr. Shaw serves as a physician with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office and was recently named Captain in the United States Army Reserve. He is a team physician for a local high school and Louisiana State University. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine and holds a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Sports Medicine.

Clerkship
Acting Internship/Sub-internship

Clerkship

Title: Family Medicine Outpatient Preceptorship
Available for: 3rd year medical students
Length of Time: 4 weeks
Description: During this rotation, the third year or senior student independently evaluates patients in the outpatient setting at the Family Health Center (FHC) and presents them to faculty members or senior residents that they are paired with. Educational opportunities also include participation in Outpatient Teaching Rounds, Morning Report and our Thursday Afternoon Teaching Conferences.

Students follow patients admitted to Baton Rouge General Medical Center’s Mid City and Bluebonnet campuses under the supervision of the senior resident and rotating family practice faculty member. Students attend and actively participate in Morning Report. They are also assigned two half-days each week to see patients at the FHC, precepted by a faculty member that they are paired with.

Expectations for Honors:
This candidate is expected to distinguish his or herself by completing a short term project during the block. Past projects have taken the form of a literature review and case presentation, a health promotion/disease prevention research topic, or a Quality Improvement/Practice Management project, for example, “The Care of Asthma Patients at the FHC.” Other project suggestions include writing patient education materials, videotaping a patient encounter or participating in a family counseling session.

Evaluation Process:
The rotation supervisor will conduct an end of the rotation feedback and evaluation session, which will include a review of the clerkship evaluation and forms that residents, faculty and outside preceptors have returned.

Click here to apply online.

Acting Internship/Sub-Internship

Title: Family Medicine Acting Internship
Available for: 4th year medical students only
Length of Time: 4 weeks
Description: During this rotation, the senior student independently evaluates inpatients at Baton Rouge General Medical Center and outpatients at the Family Health Center and presents them to faculty members or senior residents that they are paired with. The experience includes Morning Report, rounding with the hospital team, bi-weekly afternoon clinic sessions and weekly didactic conferences. Students will be placed on the call schedule as required by their institution or preference.

Expectations for Honors:
This candidate is expected to distinguish his or herself by completing a short term project during the block. Past projects have taken the form of a literature review and case presentation, a health promotion/disease prevention research topic, or a Quality Improvement/Practice Management project, for example, “The Care of Asthma Patients at the FHC.” Other project suggestions include writing patient education materials, videotaping a patient encounter or participating in a family counseling session.

Evaluation Process:
The rotation supervisor will conduct an end of the rotation feedback and evaluation session, which will include a review of the clerkship evaluation and forms that residents, faculty and outside preceptors have returned.

Click here to apply online.

Q: What is the call schedule like for residents?
Call is minimalized due to our Night Float rotations established for PGY-1 and PGY-2. Weekend calls are divided among PGY-1/PGY-2 and usually average about 13 per year. Call for PGY-3 residents will be less frequent, and may include some back-up call. There may be certain elective rotations that expect call at a greater frequency.
Q: Do we allow moonlighting?

Moonlighting is allowed during the PGY-2 and PGY-3 years for licensed residents in good academic standing in the program, as per the requirements of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). All moonlighting will be monitored by the program Director. Moonlighting must not interfere with a resident’s primary responsibilities to the program, his/her patients and his/her colleagues in the program. Prior to moonlighting, residents must be ACLS certified (and, in some circumstances, ATLS also) and provide proof of malpractice coverage. Residents will be required to register their hours and work sites with the program. Sanctioned “in-house” moonlighting within the General Health System may be offered as well at times when available. When available, this would not usually require additional malpractice coverage.


Q: What are didactics like?

Our program fosters a learning environment. Residents meet every Thursday afternoon from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. for lectures and workshops from specialists in their respective fields.


Q: What are the pay and benefits?

Please review the benefits we offer here.


Q: What is life like for residents in Baton Rouge?

Learn more about the tight-knit community we offer our residents here.


Q: Do you have a graduation cut off?

Applicants must have graduated within the past year prior to the start date of residency for both U.S. and IMG graduates.


Q: What are your USMLE/COMLEX requirements?

Applicants must pass USMLE Steps 1, 2 CK, and 2 CS prior to starting residency. The cut off score and minimum number of attempts varies yearly based on the applicant pool.


Q: Does your program accept International Medical Graduates?

Yes.


Q: Does your program sponsor visas or accept EADs (Employment Authorization Documents)?

No. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident of the U.S.