PGY-2 Internal Medicine Residency

The Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Pharmacy Residency concentrates on the development of clinical practice skills. The PGY2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency is an intense twelve-month program designed to expand clinical expertise through multidisciplinary practice and continued development of individual clinical skills. The resident will refine clinical judgment that is rooted in evidence-based medicine and applied across a wide spectrum of areas within Internal Medicine. Ochsner LSU Health System Shreveport is dedicated to excellence in patient care, education, and research. This mission has been intricately entwined throughout all aspects of the health system. Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport is one of the largest university-based physician training centers in the southern United States. Our pharmacy features the latest technologies to support today’s pharmacy practice.

PGY-2 Internal Medicine Residency Overview

Core Rotations


  • Ambulatory Care, including:
  • Anticoagulation
  • Diabetes
  • Heart failure
  • Critical Care, including:
    • Medical Intensive Care
    • Surgical Intensive Care
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine (4)
  • Orientation
  • Research


  • Emergency medicine
  • Academia
  • Oncology consult service
  • Pediatrics

Program Projects and Responsibilities:

  • Research Project
    • Resident will be provided a list of research topics to choose from during orientation. The resident will develop a protocol, submit to the Institutional Review Board, and once approved, the resident will collect data, present their research at TSHP Alcalde Southwest Leadership Conference, and complete a publishable manuscript. The resident will work under the mentorship of a preceptor to enhance the resident’s skills in study design, data collection, data analysis and results reporting. The resident will also present a poster at the annual LSHP meeting.
  • Continuing Education Presentations
    • Resident will present two 60-minute formal continuing education presentations (one in the Fall, one in Spring) during their resident year for the pharmacy department and local LSHP chapter.
  • Case Presentation
    • Resident will present a 30-minute formal case presentation in the fall of their resident year for the pharmacy department.
  • Interdisciplinary Presentation
    • Resident will present one 60-minute presentation for the internal medicine departmental conference in the spring of their resident year.
  • Journal Club
    • Resident will present three journal clubs per year to the pharmacy department.
  • Pharmacotherapy Lecture (optional)
    • Based on availability and resident interest, the resident may present a pharmacotherapy lecture or facilitate an active learning activity with medical/allied health students.
  • Staffing
    • Resident will work every third weekend alternating between IV room and clinical responsibilities. Clinical days involve review and management of pharmacokinetics for patients on vancomycin and aminoglycosides, renal dosing, and anticoagulation monitoring. The resident also works one 4-hour evening shift (4:00pm - 8:00pm) per week in an order verification role.


  • Competitive stipend
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Health and wellness programs

Longitudinal Experiences

  • Drug information
  • Hospital pharmacy practice
  • Resident research project
  • Teaching certificate (optional)


  • Graduate of an ASHP-accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program
  • Licensed in the state of Louisiana before the program begins or shortly thereafter

Application and Eligibility Requirements

The following materials should be submitted via the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application System (PHORCAS) by January 11:

  • Letter of interest
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Curriculum vitae

Have Questions?

For more information or to contact our Residency Program Director with questions, email us.