For Applicants

Congratulations on your selection of Emergency Medicine as a career, and thank you for your interest in our program!  Browse this site to find more information about our residency, curriculum, current residents, faculty, hospitals and our city.

Prospective EM Residency Applicants: All applicants must apply through ERAS

  • RESIDENT ELIGIBILITY AND SELECTION: LSUHSC and the Section of Emergency Medicine ensures that eligible applicants are accepted on the basis of their preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills, and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity. Our program does not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. House Officer selection criteria must conform to the guidelines of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) General Requirements.
  • We will not offer advice about an application that has not been submitted via ERAS.
  • Outstanding applicants with previous training, DO degrees or non-traditional medical training will be considered.
  • LSUHSC considers J1 Visa sponsorship only.
  • We interview EM applicants on Wednesdays and Fridays from December to early February.
  • The deadline for application is December 1st each year. Applications received after that date will not be considered for that interview season.

Information for students applying for a residency at LSUHSC

Screening Process: All applications are screened by a Review Committee, composed of the program directors, faculty and chief residents. Interviews are by invitation only. Complete applications through ERAS must include:

  • Application form
  • Scanned photograph
  • Dean’s letter
  • 3 letters of recommendation (preferably from academic EM physicians)
  • Official Medical School transcripts
  • USMLE scores sent from the NBME
  • Personal statement

Visiting Student Clerkship

The Advanced EM elective is designed to prepare you for an exciting future in this ever-changing specialty.  At LSU, our aim is to provide you with outstanding clinical exposure and high-quality education in a variety of forms.  During this clerkship, your responsibilities will include:

  • clinical shifts in multiple areas the Main Emergency Department of UnivMedical Center  – a Level I Trauma Center that currently sees 90,000+ patient visits/year;
  • dedicated ultrasound, hyperbarics, and EMS shifts;
  • weekly didactic sessions that include a variety of educational methods – case based, traditional lectures, skills and simulation labs
  • residency and career advising services from LSU academic faculty and residency program leadership

For those students wishing to explore one of the many subspecialties of EM, we also offer dedicated 4-week rotations in Hyperbaric Medicine, and Research.

Please fill out the Visiting Student Applications Service (VSAS) application (preferred) or submit a Clerkship Application Form with all required information if you are interested.  Note that LSU-NO only accepts students from AAMC accredited medical schools.  We look forward to meeting you and showing what LSU EM has to offer!

Application Forms

VSAS Application (preferred)

Clerkship Application Form                                

Senior Hyperbaric Medicine Rotation

Housing Application Form

Please fill out and return to LSU Student Affairs at the address provided. You will be notified upon receipt whether your application is accepted.

Please note course numbers:

MEDC 432a – Senior Clerkship in Emergency Medicine
(You may list Dr. Jennifer Avegno under “Preceptor.”)

MEDC 434a – Senior Elective in Emergency Medicine (write “Hyperbarics,” or “Research” next to course number)


Please contact Ms. Katie Gutierrez at to inquire about housing.

The following information is from the Housing office:

“Students of the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans are eligible to reside in LSUHSC housing facilities. In addition, Post Doc’s and Affiliates (i.e. Visiting Faculty, Visiting Researchers, Visiting House Officers and Visiting Students) will be allowed on-campus housing at Stanislaus Hall.

Please see the information below:

To begin the housing application process, first, you need to email to see if you qualify for housing (you must be affiliated with LSUHSC). you will need to print and complete the application that is posted on our website that can be found at Please notate on the application you are a LSUHSC-NO affiliate and the school you are affiliated with. A $75.00 application fee must accompany the application along with a $300.00 security/damage deposit, refundable 30 days after vacating. Student Housing does not have an online payment program at this time and will only accept a money order or cashier’s check. Our mailing address is 1900 Perdido Street, Room 210, New Orleans, LA 70112.

It is imperative that you have an LSUHSC-NO identification card before moving into Student Housing. Access to the residence halls and the rooms within cannot be accessed without an LSUHSC-NO ID card. Student Housing does not issue LSUHSC-NO ID cards. Only the registrar’s office or the program responsible for your internship can facilitate the process for receiving an LSUHSC-NO ID card.

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Once your housing application has been received, the Student Housing Coordinator will contact you via e-mail with all of the pertinent housing information. Post Doc’s and Affiliates (i.e. Visiting Faculty, Visiting Researchers, Visiting House Officers and Visiting Students) will be allowed on campus housing only at Stanislaus Hall.

Our general housing lease is for four months at a rate of $533.00 per month. Short term housing of at least one month is available at a rate of $600.00 per month.”