LSU Health Shreveport is home to the only medical school in north Louisiana and one of only three in the state. Medical students interact with patients from their very first semester and learn from a combination of lectures, small groups, standardized patient exercises and clinical skills throughout their training.

For almost fifty years, we have been educating healthcare professionals who excel at the highest levels in academia, private practice and industry. Students consistently rave over experiencing a rigorous education in a family atmosphere where diversity and success are celebrated. Further strengthening the student experience are vibrant, safe communities in north Louisiana which offer an affordable cost of living.

We strive to provide students with a variety of tools to enhance their learning experience. To complement our outstanding faculty instruction, the School of Medicine offers Lecturio (www.lecturio.com) to first, second and third year medical students. Lecturio offers a video library, smart paced repetition to improve memory and a  4000+ question bank to aid in preparation for major tests. This excellent resource is available through a mobile app making on-the-go access to study materials readily available.  

For those with a heightened interest in research, the school offers joint PhD programs with both the School of Graduate Studies and Louisiana Tech. Students can also opt to enroll in the Research Distinction Track to or apply to become part of the American Medical Student Research Journal, founded in 2013 by our medical students. The School of Medicine counts a Faculty of over 500 with a class size of 150 for fall 2021. Plans are underway to increase class size to 200 over the upcoming years. This expansion is being made possible due to the construction of the Center for Medical Education and Wellness.

    

 
School of Medicine (2020-21)

 
551 Enrolled  |  4,455 Alumni
 

    

Departments & Divisions in the School of Medicine (A-Z)

    

School of Medicine Student Admissions

Take a tour of our Medical School

The School of Medicine offers a four-year, system-based learning curriculum leading to the MD degree, but other degree options are available to address specific interests of students. We understand that the process of applying to medical school can be overwhelming, and we have tried to anticipate and address as many questions as possible.

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FAMILY DAY AT THE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Each school year family members and friends of medical school students visit our campus for the annual Family Day event. Family Day is an opportunity for friends and family members to get a first-hand look at what students experience during their four years in medical school. They tour campus and learn more about student life, academic programs and medical school curriculum, along with the various clinical skills labs and hands-on learning opportunities available to students.

MEDICAL STUDENT RESEARCH PROGRAM

Each summer medical students work with a faculty mentor on a research project that is then showcased during the fall at our annual presentation fair. In addition to being able to share their work, there is also an opportunity to receive an award in each prize category. This program fosters research activity, inspires students to learn more about the research process and generates quality research evidence.

   

Notable Alumni of Our School of Medicine

   

LATEST NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Dr. Cherie-Ann Nathan recipient of 2020 Margaret F. Butler Outstanding Mentor of Women in Head and Neck Surgery Award

Named in honor of Dr. Butler, the first woman chair of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in the United States, this award recognizes individuals with significant impact and measurable outcomes in the mentorship of women in head and neck surgery. Dr. Nathan has had a great impact on the careers and lives of countless individuals in this specialty.

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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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Gold Humanism Honor Society Student of the Month

Brandon Mihalich

Brandon Mihalich, MSIV

OCTOBER, 2021 - Brandon is known to have outstanding bedside manner and has provided private practice quality treatment to all of his patients. No matter their financial struggles and diverse backgrounds, Brandon makes sure to spend time understanding where our patient population struggles gaining access to healthcare. He has offered to help bathe our patients in the hospital that are unable to keep themselves clean, he provides wound care to patients that are unable to, and he makes sure to follow up on all of our discharged patients to ensure they receive the highest quality of care. Brandon is always the hardest worker in the room and encourages everyone around him to succeed. 

   

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    Educating the Champions of Healthcare

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    Educating the Champions of Healthcare