Chancellor Robert Barish: LSU Health Shreveport accredited on all academic fronts

Dr. Robert Barish is chancellor of LSU Health Shreveport. (LSU System file photo)

At LSU Health Shreveport, we’re proud to be able to say that our residency and fellowship programs are on par with top medical training programs in the nation.

Last week, our orthopedics residency program was awarded full accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, securing full accreditation for all 40 of our residency and fellowship training programs. This came on the heels of official notification last month that the institution as a whole was awarded five-year accreditation — the highest award possible.

Accreditation of all the institution’s programs is a very big accomplishment. It has been compared to a student making straight A’s on a semester report card.

Residency programs provide advanced specialized training for physicians who have graduated from medical school. Institutional accreditation ensures that administrators and leaders have fostered a supportive culture for these programs, and each program also has to earn accreditation in its own right.