Graduates of Baton Rouge General Physician Residency Program Shape Future of Healthcare

BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - Eight new physicians are beginning their careers at health systems and physician practices across the country after graduating from Baton Rouge General’s internal medicine residency program on June 23 at the Country Club of Louisiana. Five of the graduates will begin their clinical practices or additional specialty training in Louisiana, with three staying at BRG.

“We are committed to continually improving the excellent training experiences that began at BRG more than 20 years ago,” said Dr. Vasudev Tati, Internal Medicine Residency Program Director at Baton Rouge General. “Being able to teach new physicians our model of delivering quality care, one patient at a time, benefits the overall quality of healthcare.”

Baton Rouge General trains more than 100 medical students and residents annually and serves as the satellite campus for Tulane University School of Medicine, offering the state’s only Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program as well as other programs including nursing and radiologic technology schools.

“As a teaching hospital, we are proud to cultivate Louisiana’s future physicians and contribute to the growth of advanced medical training in Baton Rouge,” said BRG President and CEO Edgardo Tenreiro.  “By developing the physician of the future whose patient-centered practice is driven by quality, value and clinical evidence, we are aligning patients with healthcare partners who can determine the best screenings and medications for their needs.”

Internal medicine residency programs typically require three-year commitments following medical school. Upon completion of residency, physicians take exams to obtain board certification and then begin their medical practice or they may continue on with additional fellowship training in sub-specialties, such as cardiology or gastroenterology.


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