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Why Choose Us


To improve the lives of people we serve by producing well-rounded family physicians from diverse backgrounds that reflect those of our community who provide comprehensive care to patients of all ages and cultures.

While our program has many offerings and notable accomplishments, it’s the people who make it great. Our friendly, teamwork-driven culture is guided by our residents’ desire to learn, an energetic and motivating faculty eager to teach, and a friendly, supportive staff. Additional features include:

  • 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
  • Nine 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

Living in Baton Rouge

The state capital of Louisiana, Baton Rouge offers abundant options for shopping, dining, and family-friendly entertainment along the banks of the Mississippi River. With a strong sense of community and a rich culture, it’s no wonder our residents love to call Baton Rouge home.

From Cajun to Creole, the Capital City has a diverse selection of unique cuisine. It also offers a thriving art and music scene with regularly scheduled live performances, independent movie showings and comedy shows at the Manship Theatre. Local artists are regularly featured in gallery shows and events, such as Art Melt.

The city has many opportunities to get involved through volunteer organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and professional medical organizations such as the Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians. It is home to two major state universities – Louisiana State University and Southern University. You’ll enjoy strolling through the majestic oak trees that decorate these campuses or taking a jog or bike ride around the beautiful lakes that surround the LSU campus.

Baton Rouge is convenient to many nearby getaways. New Orleans is just an hour away and offers world-class dining and shopping. The Big Easy is also home to the Audubon Zoo, WWII Museum, historic French Quarter, and national football and basketball teams the Saints and the Pelicans. Located four hours from Baton Rouge, Houston has an abundance of shopping, food and fun activities for all ages, including museums, amusement parks, the renowned Minute Maid Park and the Houston Zoo. Just a half day’s drive away, the Alabama and Florida coasts are great options for a weekend beach trip. They offer some of the most pristine beaches in the world and adventure activities such as parasailing, jet skiing and ocean cruises.

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