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Our Lady of the Lake Welcomes 75 New Medical Residents

March 17, 2023

BATON ROUGE, LA - Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center welcomed 75 new residents and fellows through the National Resident Matching Program’s Match Day on Friday, March 17. This annual event matches medical students with residency programs in their chosen areas of specialty. Graduating medical students across the country receive their match information at the same time on the same day. 

Our Lady of the Lake, the largest academic medical center in the region, serves as a training site for hundreds of residents and medical students on the hospital’s campuses each year. Residents work side-by-side with doctors and clinical teams to provide advanced medical care to patients. 

“As a nationally recognized academic medical center, these new physicians will experience exceptional and innovative training that will be valuable as they begin their medical careers,” shared Chuck Spicer, president at Our Lady of the Lake Health. “We welcome this group of talented individuals to Baton Rouge and we look forward to the contribution they will make working alongside our team to serve our community.”

Residents will join the following residency programs at Our Lady of the Lake:

  • Our Lady of the Lake Pediatric Residency
  • LSU-Our Lady of the Lake Psychiatry Residency
  • LSU Emergency Medicine Residency
  • LSU Internal Medicine Residency
  • LSU Surgery Residency
  • LSU Ear, Nose and Throat Residency
  • LSU OBGYN Residency at Woman's Hospital

“We are thrilled for the 75 new residents that will begin their work here at Our Lady of the Lake and the impact they will make on our organization and in our community," said Christi Pierce, DSc, vice president of quality and academic affairs at Our Lady of the Lake. "We are shaping the future of healthcare in our region through new residents who join us each year. Graduate medical education at Our Lady of the Lake continues to expand and bring renewed excitement to our campus through advanced medical training and innovative research.”

This year’s residents come to Baton Rouge from as far away as California, New York and Vietnam, as well as from close-to-home institutions including LSU-New Orleans, LSU-Shreveport, and Tulane. 

Our Lady of the Lake also trains more than 2,000 learners on its campuses each year including students studying nursing, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, among others.  

For more information about graduate medical education at Our Lady of the Lake, Click Here

About Our Lady of the Lake Health

Our Lady of the Lake Health is a not-for-profit Catholic healthcare ministry based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with more than 7,500 employees committed to serving the Capital Region and building a healthy community through excellence in patient care and education. With an 800-bed Regional Medical Center, a dedicated Children’s Hospital, a 78-bed hospital in Gonzales, Louisiana, two freestanding emergency rooms in outlying parishes, and a 600+ provider Physician Group, Our Lady of the Lake Health provides comprehensive healthcare services for common to complex conditions. Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center is a primary teaching site for graduate medical education programs in partnership with LSU, and is recognized in the areas of heart and vascular, trauma and emergency care, stroke, cancer care, minimally invasive procedures, and more. Our Lady of the Lake is part of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System and is driven by its mission to serve all God’s people, especially those most in need. For more information, visit

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Chrislyn Maher
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Our Lady of the Lake Health



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