Prospective Applicants


Thank you for your interest in Our Lady of the Lake Pediatric Residency Program. Our program is part of a vibrant and growing health system in Louisiana, and deeply rooted in our mission to serve those most in need. Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital has recently broken ground on a freestanding campus that will serve children across the Gulf South. Set to open in 2019, you joining our program would put you in the epicenter of pediatric healthcare excellence in Louisiana. We hope you will join us in Baton Rouge, a modern economic center for higher education and medical innovation, as well as a place of Southern culture and hospitality.

How To Apply

We use the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS), which is available through the your medical school Dean's office.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must submit the following documentation on ERAS:

  • Three letters of recommendation from medical school faculty or practitioners with whom you have worked and who can comment on your personal and professional qualifications. One letter must come from a pediatrician who can directly address your potential to become a pediatrician
  • One page Personal Statement
  • USMLE/COMLEX 1 and 2 transcript
  • Dean's letter
  • Transcript
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Photo
  • Our program does not sponsor visas
  • DO Applicants: USMLE is not required

Our residency program selects applicants on the basis of their preparedness, ability, academic credentials, communication skills, and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity. Our program does not discriminate with regard to sex, age, religion, color, national origin, disability or veteran status.

All residents must meet and maintain the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners requirements for a permit/intern card for physicians in training or unrestricted medical licensure. 

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For more information, please contact the Our Lady of the Lake Pediatric Residency Program Office at (225) 765-3368 or