BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Baton Rouge General has announced that 100 percent of their Internal Medicine Residents who recently took the board exam have passed.
Nationally, only 86 percent of residents have passed the exam between 2012 and 2014.
Baton Rouge General's Internal Medicine Residency Program is a three-year program affiliated with Tulane University's School of Medicine. The program provides clinical training with an emphasis on primary care medicine and develops residents' knowledge and skills to manage diverse patients with a broad range of diseases.
BRG Vice President of Medical Operations, Dr. Robert Kenney says he is especially proud because this is only Baton Rouge General's second Internal Medicine Residency class.
"This is a laudable achievement, made all the more so because it's only the second Internal Medicine Residency class at the General," says Kenney. "The fact that it happened in just our second year is a testament to Dr. Banda's leadership and the residents' and faculty's commitment to medical education."
The members of BRG's second class of residents are Sunli Buddaaju, MD; Rajasekhar Katuru, MD; Aurash Khoobehi, MD; Srikar Mapakshi, MD; Sami Mohammed Abdus, MD; Thankam Nair, MD; Anusha Nallaparaju, MD; and Shohala Numaira, MD.