Medical Student Opportunities


Our Lady of the Lake serves as a third-year pediatric clerkship site for medical students from Tulane University School of Medicine and Louisiana State University School of Medicine-New Orleans.  We also host fourth-year medical students from across the U.S. for acting internships and elective rotations.

3rd Year Rotations

The pediatric clerkship directors, Dr. Roberta Vicari and Dr. Jay Gardner, have specially designed each clerkship so that students will receive teaching from our residents and staff in both the hard facts of pediatrics and the development of clinical and critical thinking skills.

4th Year Rotations

If you are a fourth year medical student you can request to do an acting internship. Please apply via Visiting Students Application Service or VSAS, as soon as possible, since there is strong demand for this pediatric rotation experience. Please contact Rhonda Holmes by email or phone 225-765-3368 with any questions.

Fourth-year medical student rotations/acting internship experiences include:

  • Wards Acting Internship
  • PICU Acting Internship
  • NICU Acting Internship (Currently for Tulane and LSU NO students only)
  • Wards/ PICU Acting Internship
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Pediatric Ambulatory Clinic
  • Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Pediatric Nephrology
  • Pediatric Pulmonology
  • Pediatric Subspecialty Clinic
  • Pediatric Adolescent Medicine
  • Pediatric Allergy/Immunology
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine