Undergraduate Medical Education
The clinical training of medical students in their third and fourth years
is no longer confined to academic medical centers. Community hospitals
like the Baton Rouge General offer students opportunities to participate
in the care of persons with a wide diversity of medical and surgical conditions.
Moreover, students are able to learn from seasoned mentors who possess
clinical competence at the expert or master levels. In addition to furthering
students' knowledge along with the development of fundamental skill
sets necessary for subsequent training years, emphasis is placed on written
and oral communication techniques and effective interactions with team
members of other healthcare disciplines.
In 2010, the Tulane School of Medicine designated the Baton Rouge General
as its first regional campus outside of New Orleans in Tulane’s
175+ year history. Our medical education program also has affiliation
agreements with other medical schools, including LSU and the American
University of the Caribbean. Students in their clinical third and fourth
years can rotate on services that may be required within their respective
curricula or suffice as electives. Depending on the specific service,
students may work with one or two attending physicians only or participate
in a team-based approach along with an attending, resident and intern.