The Clinical Skills Center in the School of Medicine at LSU Health Shreveport plays a vital role in the clinical training and medical education of our students. By serving as a connector between classroom learning and real-life clinical experience, the Clinical Skills Center helps students build confidence as they learn to interview, diagnose, and treat patients. The integration of standardized patients and simulation into the medical curriculum gives students a hands-on experience and the opportunity to practice and improve their skills in a controlled environment without compromising the safety of an actual patient.
The Clinical Skills Center has been approved by the Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) as Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) and Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery (FES) Test Centers. The Testing Center is located in the Technical Skills Lab.