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38 new medical interns converge at Children's Hospital New Orleans July 1

38 new medical interns converge at Children's Hospital New Orleans July 1

As the only pediatric facility in Louisiana with two academic medical programs under one roof, Children’s welcomes new LSU Health New Orleans and Tulane University School of Medicine pediatrics residents.

NEW ORLEANS – As the only pediatric hospital in Louisiana to incorporate two academic pediatric medical programs under one roof, Children’s Hospital New Orleans is proud to welcome 38 new medical interns to continue their medical training in six pediatric residency programs – including LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine Pediatric Residency Programs in Pediatrics, Medicine/Pediatrics, Pediatrics/Emergency Medicine, and Child Neurology, and Tulane University School of Medicine Pediatric Residency Programs in Medicine/Pediatrics and Triple Board.

Children’s Hospital New Orleans’ partnerships with LSU Health New Orleans and Tulane University School of Medicine create a hub of pediatric academic activity where medical students from both programs can benefit from an even more robust learning environment.

“Our partnerships with LSU Health New Orleans and Tulane University School of Medicine provide unparalleled opportunities for medical education enhancement and innovations,” says John R. Nickens IV, Children’s Hospital New Orleans President and CEO. “Our powerful legacy has provided the foundation for this innovative vision that not only positions Children’s Hospital as the regional leader in pediatric healthcare but works to train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists.”

Nationwide, more than 36,943 new physicians were matched with residency programs at hospitals around the country, 2,900 in pediatrics. Nearly 400 of those fourth-year medial students came from the combined medical programs at Children’s Hospital New Orleans, LSU Health New Orleans, and Tulane University School of Medicine.

“Our Office of Medical Education is committed to the well-being of our patients, students, residents, fellows and faculty members by fostering a holistic learning environment that emphasizes patient safety, patient experience and teamwork,” say Dr. Bonnie Desselle, Children’s Hospital New Orleans Chief Medical Education Officer. “We are thrilled to welcome our new group of interns and look forward to what we will accomplish together for the children of Louisiana and the Gulf South.”

With three great Louisiana institutions working together to improve the health outcomes of children, Children's Hospital New Orleans has recruited more than 200 doctors to join its mission over the last four years, including physicians from top pediatric programs across the country. As the first and largest free-standing Children’s Hospital in Louisiana, today Children’s medical staff includes more than 600 providers who practice in 40+ pediatric specialties. To learn more visit chnola.org.

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About Children’s Hospital New Orleans

Children’s Hospital is a 257-bed, non-profit academic pediatric medical center that offers comprehensive healthcare services, including over 40 pediatric specialties, delivered just for children. With more than 600 pediatric providers trained in more than 40 pediatric sub-specialties, Children’s offers a comprehensive array of pediatric healthcare services in Louisiana and the Gulf South. In addition to its main campus located in New Orleans, the hospital operates a network of specialty clinics across Louisiana, including in Covington, Baton Rouge, Alexandria, Lafayette, and Bay St. Louis, MS. Children’s offers primary care services at 12 convenient locations and remotely via its Virtual Care for Kids program. Children’s is a proud member of LCMC Health, a Louisiana-based, not-for-profit hospital system which also includes New Orleans East Hospital, Touro, University Medical Center New Orleans, West Jefferson Medical Center, and East Jefferson General Hospital. Learn more at chnola.org