Since Hurricane Katrina, the Ochsner Internal Medicine Residency Program has faced numerous challenges but has also been strategically placed to take advantage of many opportunities, ultimately re-envisioning its role in the larger medical landscape. Three years after the storm, the program is thriving as it serves the needs of a diverse poststorm population and an energized, enthusiastic house staff. Social challenges continue to confront patients, trainees, teachers, and programs. To fully understand the current situation, it is vital to recognize the historic roots and dynamics that surround graduate medical training in New Orleans.
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Accepted: May 7, 2008
Received: May 1, 2008
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