Prospective Applicants

Thank you for your interest in the St. Francis Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Program. 

Our hospital was established in 1913 by six Franciscan Sisters who were called by God to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to God's people, especially those most in need. From our modest beginning as a three-story red brick building with 75 patients, St. Francis Medical Center has grown to become Northeast Louisiana's largest healthcare provider.

Today, we offer an acute-care hospital with 317-beds, a freestanding outpatient center, 20 outpatient clinics. We have over 1,800 team members and nearly 350 physician partners committed to caring for those we serve. St. Francis Medical Center provides comprehensive healthcare services for a variety of medical and surgical specialties. St. Francis offers northeast Louisiana’s only Level 3 NICU, Level 3 OB, and Level 2 PICU services. We lead the region in heart and vascular services, critical care, and complex and minimally invasive surgical procedures. The hospital offers a designated Level III Trauma Program, Accredited Chest Pain Center and Centers of Excellence in the areas of obstetrics, bariatric surgery, robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecology, and breast health.

We hope you will consider joining our ministry as you answer the call to serve others.

How To Apply

We use the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS), which is available through your medical school Dean's office.

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.

For more information, please contact our Office of Graduate Medical Education at (318) 966-6146 or send an email.