Family Medicine Residency Program Director

Internal Job Number: 159664

Position title: Family Medicine Residency Program Director

Salary: $265,000.00

Location: Bogalusa, Louisiana

CTA/Contact: Ben Maliwat –

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) seeks a Family Medicine physician leader to serve as its rural Family Medicine Program Director. The Family Medicine Program Director position is a faculty appointment that’s community-based. The family medicine residents are the sole program in the hospital and accordingly have a global presence in the hospital, maximizing educational opportunities. The successful candidate will be board-certified and bring specialized expertise and at least three years of documented educational and/or administrative experience.

Opportunity Highlights

  • Program leadership, development, and the growth trajectory from 18 residents to 21 residents
  • Professional mentorship of family medicine faculty and residents through administrative, scholarly, and clinical engagement in an inclusive, collaborative, community-facing environment
  • Academic faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (non-tenure, clinical track); rank to be commensurate with physician’s credentials and experience
  • Practice provides broad-scope, traditional family medicine, inclusive of opportunities for outpatient, acute, and long-term inpatient care, obstetrics, and/or a variety of procedures
  • Inpatient responsibilities at the award-winning Our Lady of the Angels Hospital, part of one of the largest health systems in Louisiana

Community Information

Bogalusa, LA, is a warm, welcoming community that lets you embrace an affordable lifestyle, immerse yourself in nature’s wonders, become part of a close-knit community, and enjoy a rich cultural tapestry.

  • Enjoy a comfortable and affordable lifestyle where housing costs and everyday expenses are notably lower than in many other areas
  • Immerse yourself in the natural beauty and explore the picturesque Bogue Chitto State Park, which is perfect for hiking, fishing, and canoeing
  • Discover an abundance of outdoor activities in the nearby Pearl River, ideal for boating and wildlife observation
  • Live in a tight-knit community that embraces its residents with open arms while experiencing the warmth and hospitality of Southern charm
  • Delve into a rich history and heritage by discovering the city’s pivotal role in the timber and railroad industries, and explore historical sites like Cassidy Park and the Bogalusa Rail Depot Museum
  • New Orleans, one of the world’s most fascinating cities, is just an hour away
  • Attend live performances at the Bogalusa Little Theatre, participate in art workshops, and enjoy local musicians showcasing their talent at various venues throughout the city
  • Excellent educational institutions, including esteemed public and private schools
  • Bogalusa has received numerous awards, such as “Cleanest City” and “Best Small Town for Quality of Life”

American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) board certified physicians accepted.

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