Learning Environment at Ochsner
Ochsner residency/fellowship programs are supported within the framework of a comprehensive group practice model. While “university” hospitals and medical schools are often characterized by departmental, administrative, and academic boundaries, Ochsner Health System is an integrated medical practice where all physicians work collaboratively and synergistically within the same administrative structure. This model permeates our environment and results in what we believe to be an excellent framework for practicing superlative medicine and a rich crucible for learning. Moreover, our partnership with the internationally renowned University of Queensland, as well as affiliations with local universities assures a diverse and stimulating environment. We look upon our residents/fellows as our future colleagues, and are quite particular to nurture an atmosphere of individual attention and family cohesiveness. Ochsner is a place where faculty get to know the residents/fellows personally, and take an individual interest in each trainee’s career and professional success.
At any one time there are at least 260 interns, residents, and fellows in Ochsner Health System. As an Ochsner resident/fellow, you are part of a large, well-organized, well-funded training population. You will develop relationships with residents/fellows in other specialties that may continue throughout your career. Our programs take place in an environment designed to facilitate learning from a variety of sources: from faculty, from other fellows, and independently through reading and study materials. We focus equally on all elements of training.