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Prospective Pediatric Residency Applicants

The Future of Pediatrics is YOU

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, deeply rooted in our mission to serve those most in need.

Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital opened in October 2019. The facility serves as an 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.

Download more information about Our Lady of the Lake Pediatric Residency Program.

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
  • 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.

What to Expect on Your Interview Day at Our Lady of the Lake

Prior to the interview you will receive instructions on areas to explore on our website to help prepare you for your interview day.

  • All of our interviews for 2023-2024 will be virtual via Zoom.
  • Our virtual interviews begin in October and go through January.
  • We look forward to meeting you – virtually!

Virtual Interview Day

  • Attend Morning Report
  • Welcome and information about our program with our Program Director and Chief Residents
  • Interviews with faculty
  • Meet & greet with our residents
  • Closeout with our Program Director

How to Apply

We use the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS), which is available through your medical school dean's office. You can search for us on the AMA FREIDA Residency & Fellowship Database to find out more information about our program using our program code 3202146422.

Salary & Benefits

Learn more about the salary and benefits available to our residents.

Pediatric Residency Salary and Benefits

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Sample Agreement

Note: nothing contained in this sample agreement of appointment shall be construed to constitute an official contract and is subject to change.

View Sample Agreement

For more information, please contact Rhonda Holmes in our Pediatric Residency Program Office at (225) 374-1317 or