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​The LSUHSC-BR Emergency Medicine Residency Program is allowing VSAS medical students to physically rotate with us in the 2024-25 academic year. Please scroll down for rotation requirements, information on how to apply, about the rotation, and educational resources.

M4's or OM4's will be given intern-level responsibilities in patient care while under the supervision of an emergency medicine faculty member or resident. The degree of responsibility for patient care delegated to a medical student will vary based on a number of factors, including the nature of the patient’s illness, nature of the procedure to be done, and the level and abilities of the medical student. Med students are expected to attend all EM conferences and student lectures during their rotation.


Students will be evaluated using their own medical school criteria and evaluation form or our standard resident and faculty evaluation form.


Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans only allows our program to accept 4th-year student rotations from AAMC-accredited or COCA-accredited medical schools.


Please apply through the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) and upload all required documents listed below. Please note that LSUHSC-New Orleans is no longer accepting the paper application. VSAS will OPEN for the 2024-25 academic year in March.

Host Institution: LSU School of Medicine New Orleans

Course Name: Emergency Medicine-Baton Rouge

Course #: MED420 (elective)

Course Description: Students will spend 4 weeks in the ED working fourteen 8-hour shifts as well as attending lectures and Simulation/Skills lab. *Shadow shifts are not available.

Required Documents:

1.    USMLE Step 1 score/pass

2.    Statement of Interest in the LSU BR Residency Program

3.    Letter of Good Standing

4.    Transcript

5.    Malpractice Insurance coverage

6.    CV

7.    Immunization (must be up-to-date for the rotation period you're requesting)

8.    Photo


Baton Rouge is in the heart of Louisiana and serves a hugely diverse patient population. We take care of everyone from the upper-class to the impoverished neighborhoods.  The volume of sick, high-acuity patients definitely reflects this and you'll be exposed to traumas, strokes, septic patients, and much more. In general, you can expect the following:

  • Fourteen 8-hour shifts in the ED

  • Dedicated weekly simulation labs and student lectures

  • Encouragement in performing ED procedures, especially since there are no competing services to take them away

  • Exposure to both an academic and community ED where you work with residents/faculty and private physicians

  • SLOE after completion of rotation


For information on how to manage the most common chief complaints

Quick reference guide on pathophysiology, workup, and management of different problems

Monthly audio series that reviews basic content to exciting, trending EM topics

Podcast that presents evidence-based medicine in the world of critical care

Quick, succinct, and easy-to-follow videos for different types of scans

EM/Critical Care blog that reviews basic principles to presenting novel approaches for problems

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