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BRG Continues Perfect Streak on Residents’ Board Pass Rate

BATON ROUGE, La. – Today, Baton Rouge General (BRG) announced that for the third year in a row 100 percent of its Family Medicine residents who took the board examination had passed. BRG’s Internal Medicine residents also had a 100-percent board pass rate.

“The 100% Board passing rate is a measurement of the success of residents’ and faculty’s robust efforts in medical education,” said Dr. Robert Kenney, BRG Vice President of Medical Operations. “Baton Rouge General is committed to fostering a culture of learning in all that we do as a healthcare provider, and our success in medical education is a great representation of that culture.”

The Family Medicine Class of 2018:

  • Michelle Becnel, MD
  • Audrey Billeaud, MD
  • Brian Callihan, MD
  • Monali Pandya, MD
  • Andrew Parks Sr., MD
  • Roxanne Varnell, MD
  • Katherine Whittaker, MD
  • Carita Winn, MD

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BRG’s Family Medicine Residency program Class of 2018

Established in 1990, BRG’s three-year Family Medicine residency program cultivates family physicians who are compassionate clinicians, dynamic leaders and fierce healthcare advocates. Through its education programs, BRG trains annually more than 500 medical students, residents, fellows, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, certified registered nurse anesthetists, and radiation technologists, and provides instructional locations for medical students from other schools, including Tulane and LSU.

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s first community hospital with 588 licensed beds between two campuses. Baton Rouge General opened its doors in 1900, and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community with high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge General serves as an affiliate of Tulane University School of Medicine, and offers other medical education programs, including a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. For more information, visit, find us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at @BRGeneral.