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Center for Medical Education
The Center for Medical Education is more than just a building. It is the answer to creating sustainable economic growth in North Louisiana and improving the overall health of Louisianans. It is the opportunity to become a national leader in research where our discoveries will enhance lives regionally and beyond with the Center of Excellence for Emerging Viral Threats. We have reimagined our mission to TEACH. HEAL. DISCOVER. in order to propel LSU Health Shreveport into a new frontier of medical education and research for generations to come. Donor support is crucial to the success of the Center for Medical Education. Your investment will impact students and faculty today, continue LSU Health Shreveport's success for generations to come, and strengthen the economy of North Louisiana.
Since our first graduating class of medical students in 1973, our health sciences center has seen many changes and achieved many successes. A major accomplishment took place in October, 2018, when our partnership with Ochsner Health Systems to form the Ochsner LSU Health System of North Louisiana went into effect. In addition, we welcomed our largest class of medical students to date with the Class of 2022. A current goal that we have for our institution is to construct a new building that would be known as the Center for Medical Education. This new facility would support our planned future growth, provide more space for hands-on learning opportunities and accommodate additional educational resources for students.
Medical School Class Size
According to medical school accreditation boards, each registered student must be guaranteed a physical seat. To expand our class size from 136 to 200 by 2023 we must construct a larger medical education building to accommodate our burgeoning class size.
A Health and Wellness Center
Students demand and deserve a health and wellness center that suits their fitness and mental well-being needs. After all, Tigers don’t grow fierce in cages. Unfortunately, our campus lacks the appropriate space to house such a center.
Our Clinical Skills Centers
A hallmark of our medical school curriculum is an emphasis on clinical skills development interspersed throughout all four years. In a new education building, these centers would be focal points of 21 century learning and Tiger pride.
The Center for Medical Education and Wellness is a $84 million public-private project. Funding from federal, state, and local governments will be combined with grants and private philanthropy to build the first new building on LSU Health's campus in 15 years.
Every monetary gift brings us one-step closer to raising the funds needed. One-time gifts, pledges over five years and the donation of assets are all welcomed and appreciated. The sooner the remaining private funds are raised, the sooner the building will be completed and we can begin seeing its impact in our community. For more information on naming opportunities or to make a donation click here or call (318) 861-0855.