38 New Medical Interns at Children’s Hospital New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS – Children’s Hospital New Orleans has welcomed 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.
“Our partnerships with LSU Health New Orleans and Tulane University School of Medicine provide unparalleled opportunities for medical education enhancement and innovations,” said John Nickens, Children’s Hospital New Orleans president and CEO, in a press release. “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 medical 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,” said 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.”
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. To learn more visit chnola.org.