We are educating and training the next generation of health care professionals and scientists who will continue our proud legacy of innovative and lifesaving healthcare and cutting-edge medical research. As one of only one hundred forty academic medical centers (AMC) in the nation, LSU Health Shreveport is a revered treasure in a community that fought decades for its creation.
Our primary teaching hospitals are located in Shreveport and Monroe and are managed by the Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport. Additional teaching sites include the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center, Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Willis-Knighton Medical Center, CHRISTUS Health and Rapides Medical Center.
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The primary mission of Louisiana State University Health Shreveport is to TEACH, HEAL and DISCOVER in order to advance the well being of the region and beyond. LSU Health Shreveport encompasses the Schools of Medicine, Graduate Studies, and Allied Health Professions in Shreveport. In implementing its mission, LSU Health Shreveport is committed to:
- Educating physicians, basic scientists, residents, fellows and allied health professionals based on state-of-the-art curricula, methods, and facilities, preparing students for careers in health care service, teaching or research.
- Providing state-of-the-art clinical care, including a range of tertiary special services, to an enlarging and diverse regional base of patients.
- Achieving distinction and international recognition for basic science and clinical research programs that contribute to the body of knowledge and practice in science and medicine.
- Supporting the region and the State in economic growth and prosperity by utilizing research and knowledge to engage in productive partnerships with the private sector.
- Fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion that promotes mutual respect for all.
LSU Health Shreveport is comprised of three professional schools:
STUDENT ENROLLMENT 2020-21
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
SCHOOL OF ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONS
SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES
RESIDENTS & FELLOWS
LSU Health Shreveport currently offers 43 fully accredited residency and fellowship programs. More than 5,000 residents and fellows have trained at our institution over the years. Upon completion of postgraduate training at LSU Health Shreveport, residents and fellows will have received the best possible training and be able to successfully provide exceptional patient care.
Faculty, staff and students at LSU Health Shreveport are actively engaged in research in a variety of biomedical areas, with concentrations in cancer, cardiovascular sciences, virology and neuroscience. It is a core part of our institution's mission. Research on campus ranges from traditional in the lab to translations research and testing of the latest treatments in clinical trials. Our School of Graduate Studies helps to train future scientists and our Centers of Excellence (Cardiovascular, Brain, Rheumatology and Cancer) further elevate our institution's research portfolio.
Since our first graduating class of medical students in 1973, LSU Health Shreveport has seen many changes, experienced significant growth and achieved many successes. A recent and significant milestone for our health sciences center occurred in October of 2018 when an agreement was signed with nationally recognized Ochsner Health System to co-manage our primary teaching hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe. Further bolstering the future of LSUHS is the construction of the Center for Medical Education and Wellness. This new facility will accelerate the educational growth necessary to address the healthcare workforce shortage. Expanded hands-on opportunities and study spaces that reflect the learning style of today’s students are integral in the centers’ design along with mandated student wellness space. This $60 million project reflects a public-private funding model. Combined funding from federal, state, and local governments with grants and private philanthropy will make it possible to construct the first new building on LSU Health Shreveport's campus in 15 years. For more information on naming opportunities or to make a donation (click) or call (318) 861-0855.
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