According to EMRA he's the first guy (or girl?) in the past 5 years. Also, they have a listing of their residents on the LSU-NO homepage and there aren't any other FMGs. LSU-SH and LSU-BR have taken lotsa FMGs. Still, I can't imagine it's the *first* IMG ever at LSU-NO, though. They do have like 4 or 5 DO's (didn't feel like recounting) in multiple years, so they seem pretty DO friendly. I interviewed their last year, their new ED was nice, and the PD was cool and laid back.
Maybe the high cutoffs (240+) is for Carib's/DO's and not for allopathic; and also I suspect it is probably more like 220/230, not 240. Scuttlebut is that EVERYONE is getting 600+ applications this year. With electronic submission it's easy (albeit expensive) to apply to 40-50 programs. Although, 220+ is reasonable even for allos; last year EM went 99.5% matched, which are Ortho/Derm/Optho type numbers, thank God their are a bunch more spots in EM.