Graduate Medical Education
Our Lady of the Lake, with the support of our medical staff, is committed to excellence in both patient care and medical education.
The Pediatric Residency Program at Our Lady of the Lake offers residents a unique and innovative curriculum focusing on the six Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) competencies and the Institute of Medicine's six Dimensions of Quality. OLOL residents are trained at the first and only Children's Hospital and 24/7 pediatric emergency department in the Baton Rouge region to focus on how these competencies and Dimensions of Quality are interrelated at the level of every patient.
We also collaborate with Louisiana State University (LSU) to provide graduate medical education that enables physicians in training to develop personal, clinical and professional competence under the guidance and supervision of faculty and staff. The new OLOL/LSU Psychiatry Residency Program is recruiting for the first class to launch in July of 2012.
OLOL, in partnership with LSU School of Medicine and Tulane School of Medicine, is currently participating in the following teaching programs:
- Emergency Medicine
- General Surgery
- Internal Medicine
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Plastic Surgery
John Clifford, MD, FACS
Medical Director, Graduate Medical Education
Dr. Clifford received his medical degree from Tulane University. He completed his internship and surgical residency at Charity Hospital in New Orleans followed by his residency in Neurological Surgery at the Ochsner Foundation Hospital, VA Hospital and Charity Hospital, all in New Orleans. He is Board Certified in Neurological Surgery and has been in active clinical practice of neurosurgery for over 30 years. He holds Clinical Assistant Professor appointments at both Tulane and Louisiana State University.
Erin Wheeler, MBA, MSHA
Director, Graduate Medical Education
Ms. Wheeler graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a Master's Degree in Business Administration and Health Administration. She joined OLOL in 2003. Prior to working with Graduate Medical Education Program, she was a planning specialist where she facilitated the development and implementation of strategic initiatives for the organization.
The Graduate Medical Education office is located in the Medical Plaza, suite 6004.