We are currently accepting applications for the new class of residents.

Family Medicine Residency Program Preparing physicians to provide comprehensive primary health care to patients of all ages.

The Family Medicine Residency Program prepares physicians to provide comprehensive primary health care to patients of all ages.

Based in a community hospital, the program provides training in a variety of inpatient and outpatient areas. Not only do residents care for patients in the hospital setting, but they also have the advantage of working in the Family Medicine Clinic where they provide care for their own panel of patients.

Tulane University Partner in Residency Program

The Family Medicine Residency Program at East Jefferson General Hospital is now affiliated with Tulane University School of Medicine.

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4228 Houma Blvd. Ste. 230
Metairie, LA 70006

Lisa A. Casey, M.D.
Program Director
Phone: (504) 503-6722

Susan G. Perrier
Residency Coordinator
Phone: (504) 503-6206

About the Program

  • The Family Medicine Residency Program welcomed its first class of six residents in 1998. Expanding upon a popular private practice, it began its mission to provide the community with an alternative for their families’ healthcare. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and receives over 1200 applications each year. Of the applicants, 60 to 70 candidates are interviewed for our 7 positions each year. Ideal candidates have a primary interest in family medicine and meet the program’s high academic standards.

    For the first two years of the three-year program, much of the training is hospital based. First year residents rotate through surgery, obstetrics, adult medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry, newborn nursery and the Emergency Department. Second-year training includes adult medicine, cardiology, gynecology, orthopedics, outpatient pediatrics, night float and electives. The third year includes electives, adult medicine, internal medicine subspecialties and sports medicine.

    The program proudly affiliates with Children’s Hospital for more comprehensive inpatient pediatrics training than another “unopposed” program might offer alone. Other rotations, such as Surgery, OB, and subspecialties are done with physicians in private practice at or affiliated with EJGH. At EJGH residents are students, but also physicians who park in the same lot, relax in the same lounge, and wear the same coat as any other here.

    The most important and unique aspect of our training is the time residents spend in the Family Medicine Clinic. Each resident follows his or her own panel of patients under the direction of the program faculty, several of whom have continuity with patients that predates our program. The number of patients depends on the residents’ experience. They begin with a small group of patients in their first year and gradually increase caseloads until they are seeing as many patients here as they will see in private practice. The program also incorporates the managerial issues residents will face in their practices, including billing, coding and staffing.

  • 1 Curriculum Show More


    • Outpatient Rotations: Psychiatry, OB x 2, Surgery, Pediatrics, ER, NICU
    • Inpatient Rotations: Inpatient Family Medicine x 4, Inpatient Pediatrics x 2
    • Continuity Clinic: Two half days per week


    • Outpatient Rotations: Pediatric ER, ICU, Cardiology, Community Medicine, Orthopedics, ER, Gynecology, Ambulatory Pediatrics, Elective
    • Inpatient Rotations: Inpatient Family Medicine/Night Float x 4
    • Continuity Clinic: Three half days per week


    • Outpatient Rotations: Radiology/Urology, Neurology, Practice Management, Dermatology, ENT, Ophthalmology, Sports Medicine, IM Sub Specialty, Elective x 3
    • Inpatient Rotations: Inpatient Family Medicine x 4
    • Continuity Clinic: Four half days per week
  • 2 Overview of Benefits Show More

    Pay Scale:

    • PGY-I $48,500
    • PGY-II $49,500
    • PGY-III $52,000
    • Chief Resident $53,000

    Paid Time Off:

    • 3 weeks annually for PGY1
    • 4 weeks annually for PGY2 and PGY3
    • 7 paid holidays per year
    • 5 sick days per year

    Other Benefits:

    • Reimbursement is provided for educational classes and exams ( Step 3 exam, BLS, ACLS, PALS, ATLS etc.) and temporary permit/licensure paid in full by program.
    • CME funds available in years two and three.
    • Residents are given privileged parking in the physicians parking lot–first floor for easy access.
    • Breakfast and lunch are provided in the doctor’s lounge on weekdays, 20% discount provided in the cafeteria with your I.D., and meal tickets provided when on-call.
    • Call rooms with private bathroom and shower, Internet access, and basic cable television are provided.
    • 3 monogrammed lab coats are provided
    • Health & Dental Insurance with dependent coverage is available.
    • Up to $40.00 per week per child for child care reimbursement for 1-2 children.
    • Residents at all levels take call or night float in compliance with ACGME work hour standards.
  • 3 Program Requirements Show More


    All Applicants MUST be registered through the National Resident Matching Program or the National Matching Service for osteopathic applicants and apply through ERAS (no mailed, faxed, or e-mail applications). Our application deadline is the second Friday in January.


    Applicants must be United State citizens or have Permanent Residency when submitting their application, since our program DOES NOT sponsor/accept any visas or EADs (work authorization documents).
    Medical School

    Completion of medical school training MUST be within the past three years.

    Letters of Recommendation

    Dean’s Letter plus three individual letters of recommendation. These should come from faculty, preceptors, etc. At least one letter should be from a board certified family physician. To verify if the attending is an ABFM board certified physician. See website: and enter information under Physician Verification.
    Steps I & II

    Passing scores required on USMLE Steps I & II must have no more than two failures combined on all parts to be considered. Scores must be obtained prior to the rank list being submitted.


    International Medical Graduates must be able to obtain a valid ECFMG certification and a Louisiana intern permit by the start of residency training on July 1st.


    If medical school training was completed greater than one year prior to the application, a minimum of one year CONTINUOUS AND CURRENT CLINICAL (direct patient) experience in the United States at the time you submit your application to our program is MANDATORY. Observerships and/or research experiences DO NOT fulfill this requirement.

    All applicants must be able to communicate effectively in English.

    Our program is interested in candidates who wish to enter Family Medicine, and our Recruitment Committee will scrutinize your application for evidence of an interest in this field.

Meet Our Family Medicine Residents