Health System Fills its 50 NRMP "Match Positions"
NEW ORLEANS, LA- Today marks a significant milestone for medical students on a national level as they learn where they're going to pursue their residency education. Ochsner Health System in New Orleans announced today that it has filled its 50 residency positions offered through "The Match." Ochsner is an independent, integrated, academic medical center that has trained thousands of physicians for over 60 years.
In 2006, Ochsner grew to become a seven-hospital system and its educational opportunities are broader and more available now than pre-Katrina. As a true sign of continued growth and commitment to medical education, "Ochsner's training programs have never been stronger and we have tremendous opportunities for post-training employment," says Dr. William W. Pinsky, Executive Vice President for System Medical Affairs and Chief Academic Officer at Ochsner.
Of the 50 matched positions at Ochsner, 44% were from Louisiana Medical Schools (LSU-Shreveport, LSU-New Orleans, and Tulane), 36% were from Out-of-State Medical Schools, and 20% represented International Schools.
Ochsner Health System operates one of the nation's largest, independently accredited graduate medical education programs, offering training to over 200 interns, residents and fellows in 18 Ochsner-sponsored programs and 90 residents in jointly-sponsored programs with LSU and Tulane. Additionally, 50 plus residents and fellows rotate to Ochsner monthly in various disciplines of medicine under affiliations with local medical schools and hospitals. Over 400 medical students do 3rd year core and 4th year elective rotations annually.
Ochsner hosts an over 400 allied health students from around the U.S., for clinical rotations, in addition to the Radiology and Respiratory Care students that Ochsner trains in conjunction with Our Lady of Holy Cross College. Ochsner also maintains strong relationships with local nursing schools.
Dr. Pinsky goes on to say "Ochsner is a recognized community leader, committed to the recovery of our region. We're expanding services and reaching into all areas and neighborhoods in order to assure quality healthcare for our community.
Ochsner was founded on the principles of academics and has invested in research and education activities."
As a major academic medical center, Ochsner is fully committed to the rebuilding and revitalization of healthcare in our community and the Gulf South region. For more information on the National Residency Matching Program, visit www.nrmp.org.