Greetings from Baton Rouge, and welcome to the LSU-OLOL Psychiatry residency program website! After a lot of hard work and an exciting interview season, we have accepted ou second residency class who arrived July 1st to start their training. We couldn't be happier with the new doctors who have chosen to do their training with us. Through our outstanding facilities and training opportunities, our diverse and dynamic faculty, and our innovative teaching style, we plan to educate our current classes and future classes to become leaders in the field of Psychiatry.
When looking at our program, the following aspects are key to understanding who we are:
- We are affiliated with the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans and part of a growing academic community in Baton Rouge, LA.
- Our Lady of the Lake hospital, our major participating clinical site, is a 740 bed facility with state of the art clinical services. The psychiatric inpatient facilities include 69 beds two adult acute units, a detoxification unit with an intensive outpatient program, a child and adolescent unit, and a geriatrics unit. There is also a partial hospitalization program and an intensive outpatient program for mental health and substance abuse.
- The partnership between LSU and Our Lady of the Lake hospital provides a rich, interdisciplinary learning environment with over 150 LSU and OLOL residents, numerous medical students, and other medically affiliated training programs. Starting July 2014, we will be a designated satellite campus of LSUHSC, New Orleans with a cadre of medical students assigned to Baton Rouge for their third and fourth years.
- Numerous sites and settings for training are available including a new LSU psychiatric clinic for resident outpatient work and psychotherapy training, as well as relationships with community outpatient clinics, private hospitals, an all-inclusive geriatrics program and state operated forensic facilities to allow for a diversity of treatment settings.
- Our faculty is dynamic and well trained with a rich history of experience in teaching, clinical experience and research.
- All experiences throughout the residency will be educationally driven, not secondary to service needs.
- Individuals training with us will have the opportunity to choose a concentration track, if they are interested, to individualize their education. Options include an emphasis on leadership and administration, research, community psychiatry or psychosomatic medicine.
- Our curriculum will expose residents not only to traditional psychiatric topics, but will also include Patient-centered Recovery theory, ethics, and newer psychotherapy techniques such as motivational interviewing and mindfulness.
I firmly believe that the best residency experience is one where there is a good fit between the resident and the program. You need to feel like the training program you choose will be a place where you can grow and develop an identity as a physician and psychiatrist. If you are looking for a place where education comes before service needs, where the curriculum focuses not only on molecules but on the role of human relationships, and where an individual approach to helping you meet your potential is stressed, then LSU-OLOL in Baton Rouge might be the place for you!
Kathleen Crapanzano, MD
LSU-Our Lady of the Lake Psychiatry Residency Program