The Office of Diversity Affairs is dedicated to providing equal opportunity and assisting those who have traditionally been on the outside looking in.


As part of a strategy to recruit more students from priority populations, the Offices of Diversity and Academic Affairs at the School of Medicine, School of Allied Health, and the School of Graduate Studies partner to host HBCU Day. This 8-hour workshop creats an opportunity for our administrators, faculty, and staff to engage with students who are enrolled at a 4-year HBCU in Louisiana and discuss the pathway to become a medical doctor, allied health professional or researcher.

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Student Summer Programs

Since 1993, LSU Health Shreveport has taken an active role to improve the science and math background of disadvantaged students by soliciting federal and institutional funds to sponsor summer enrichment programs. To demonstrate its commitment to improve the quality of education for pre-college and college students, LSU Health Shreveport has forged partnership linkages with the Caddo and Bossier Parish School Districts, and the twenty-six colleges/ universities in Louisiana. Each partner in the pipeline provides one or more of the necessary components: students, space, structured enrichment programming, research activities, and funds to ensure that the partnership linkages succeed.
Learn more about our Student Programs.


Annual Meet and Greet

At the start of the academic school year, medical students, faculty, staff, residents, and fellows are invited to attend the annual Meet and Greet. The intended targeted population are minority students. However, all students are invited as a way to demonstrate the medical school’s effort towards embracing diversity and inclusion. The purpose of this event is to provide a space outside of the traditional classroom setting for students to engage with prospective mentors, advisors, and peer-to-peer tutors. The expected outcome of the annual event is for students to build and foster positive relationships, and to feel they are a part of the LSU Health Shreveport medical and teaching communities. Creating a sense of belonging could enhance student learning. 
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Office of Diversity Affairs
LSU Health Shreveport
1501 Kings Highway
P.O. Box 33932
Shreveport, LA 71130-3932
(318) 675-5049
(318) 675-4332 FAX

Meet Our Team


"I am grateful for the Office of Diversity Affairs at LSU Health Shreveport and their current medical students for hosting a 2-day workshop focused on navigating each part of the AMCAS application. I learned everything from tips on writing a unique personal statement to choose appropriate experiences for the work and activities section. As a result of the workshop, I have gained confidence in completing this crucial component in the journey of applying to medical school."  Alika



Diversity Affairs News

LSUHS School of Medicine and Dillard University create medical school pipeline program

LSUHS School of Medicine and Dillard University have established a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the Guaranteed Interview Program at LSU. The MOU represents the objective of each institution to increase the number of African American and Latinx students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in Louisiana who apply to the LSUHS School of Medicine.

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Diversity Affairs Annual Cultural Celebration

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Promoting Equality, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity Affairs Lecture

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Assessing and Evaluating Our Diversity Programs

Faculty and Residents of Department of Endocrinology

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Creating a Learning and Work Environment that Cultivates a Sense of Belonging

Diversity Affairs Student Program Poster Session

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Providing Training and Education for Diverse Student Groups