The Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at LSU Health Shreveport is committed to, and enthusiastic about, teaching medical students.  We welcome and encourage both LSU Health Shreveport and visiting medical students to rotate in our department.

For LSU Health Shreveport students, we offer a variety of formal educational opportunities through the medical school curriculum, including participation in the Immersion Program during the 1st  year, clinical electives in the 3rd and 4th year and both  2 and 4 week research electives in the 4th  year.  For those desiring an intensive experience and/or considering a career in otolaryngology, we also offer a 4th year Acting Internship.  Please reference the 3rd and 4th year course manuals for specific details about each opportunity. 

For visiting students interested in spending time at our institution, the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery offers a 4-week elective (Acting Internship) to fourth year medical students enrolled in LCME-accredited medical schools.  We now participate with the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS).  For visiting students, there is no fee for those enrolled in LCME- accredited medical schools.  To apply for this elective please proceed through VSAS

You may also visit the homepage of the Registrar for the School of Medicine for additional questions.

Once your application is forwarded to the department of Otolaryngology, we will review it and if approved, you will be notified of your enrollment in the elective.  Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns.


Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
LSU Health Shreveport
1501 Kings Highway
Shreveport, LA 71103

Phone: (318) 675-6262
Fax: (318) 675-6260


Diversity in Otolaryngology Medical Student Visiting Elective Clerkship Grant

The Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at LSU Health Shreveport is pleased to announce the Diversity in Otolaryngology Medical Student Visiting Elective Clerkship Grant. We invite 4th year medical students who plan to pursue a career in Otolaryngology and are from an underrepresented group, as defined by AAMC, to apply.

Medical students chosen for the Endowment will receive up to $1,500 for reimbursement to help cover travel, housing, and/or application expenses upon successful completion of a 4-week Otolaryngology Visiting Elective Clerkship as an Acting Intern.

Eligible Medical Students must:

  • Be in good standing at an LCME accredited medical school
  • Self-identify as belonging to a racial/ethnic minority group traditionally underrepresented in Otolaryngology (as defined by the AAMC)
  • Must submit a formal visiting clerkship application in Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) meeting all institutional requirements
  • Have an anticipated medical school graduation date for the following calendar year in Spring.
To apply, submit the following in one email to the program coordinator, Amy Ray, by email at
> Current Curriculum Vitae (CV); Current photo; Personal statement
Applications are due by May 31.


Surgical Skills Lab

The surgical skills laboratory serves as a teaching tool for medical students, residents, faculty, and practicing surgeons of all subspecialty fields.  The lab provides a setting in which learners of all levels may practice and hone their surgical skills.  Using cadaveric specimens allow participants a relaxed setting to strengthen their anatomic knowledge without putting actual patients at risk.

Medical Student Training

Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery