Graduate Medical Education

The Department of Academic Affairs was founded at St. Francis Medical Center (SFMC) in the Spring of 2020 to drive the growth and development of Undergraduate Medical Education and Graduate Medical Education in northeast Louisiana. This department houses the SFMC Office of Graduate Medical Education (OGME) and a team of educators and administrators dedicated to the growth of community-focused, compassionate medical professionals. 

St. Francis Medical Center received Initial Accreditation as a Sponsoring Institution from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in March of 2021, after which, work on the Internal Medicine Residency Program application began. This work includes the recruitment of faculty, partnership with our local medical school, and a 5,000 sq. ft. renovation on our 7th floor Academic Affairs Suite.

Recruitment for our inaugural class will be during the 2022-2023 recruitment season. For more information on how to apply, please visit our website at We look forward to filling our classrooms, auditoriums and patient care facilities with you!