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Pediatric Residency – Life in Baton Rouge

Wonder What Life in Baton Rouge is Like?

Our community is filled with exciting things to do once you are here.

As the capital of Louisiana, the Red Stick is home to approximately 440,000 people in Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas. Transportation has easy access along two interstates, a nearby Amtrak and a large regional airport.

  • One hour to New Orleans
  • Four hours to Houston
  • Two to four hours to beaches on the Gulf Coast
  • Minutes away from hiking, boating, fishing and numerous outdoor activities

Life in Baton Rouge | OLOLCH

Leaders in Education 

Baton Rouge is home to two flagship universities. Southern University is the leader of its HBCU system and Louisiana State University is the state’s flagship university with nationally competitive athletics programs.

Our Lady of the Lake and LSU are Championship Health Partners. This historic partnership will chart a new, long-term course to change the trajectory of health in Louisiana, catalyze innovation and economic development through research, lead in athletic excellence, build a more robust healthcare talent pipeline, and expand STEM education.

Expanding Visual Arts Scene

History to Explore

Nature at Your Backdoor

Baton Rouge boasts an extensive park system, including botanic gardens, the LSU Lakes, and nearby hiking trails and swamps.

Food & Festivals

Along with Mardi Gras, the city and state have continuous festivals celebrating our food, heritage and love for the outdoors.

Family crawfish boils and friendly coffee dates with beignets are a MUST!

You won't miss out at the hospital either. Our Lady of the Lake hosts its own annual Trick-or-Treating and Mardi Gras Parade for team members.

Want to learn more about what is happening in Baton Rouge?