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.

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.

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 (2021-22)
 

 

583 Enrolled  |  4,570 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.

Learn more about ADMISSIONS

    

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

There are numerous opportunities for medical students to be involved in research on our campus. This includes curricular elements in the preclinical and clinical years, the medical student research program, research electives, a research track of distinction, and our MD/PhD program. Additionally, students at any stage of their training may volunteer to participate in research with faculty mentors from various departments.

Learn more about Research Opportunities

   

Notable Alumni of Our School of Medicine

   

LATEST NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Medical students helping cancer survivors prepare for upcoming walkathon

KTBS3 - Cancer survivors laced up their shoes and headed outdoors Wednesday as they geared up for an inaugural walkathon being held on June 4. Beyond just participating in the event, cancer survivors are invited to a bi-monthly cancer survivorship walking group to support one another in meeting exercise and health goals.

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Guise Medical, founded by LSUHS medical students, won 2022 J Terrell Brown Venture Challenge

Bossier Press - LSU Health Shreveport students Zachary Connelly, Ross Rieger and Evan Falgoust are the student founders behind Guise Medical, winning 1st place in the J Terrell Brown Venture Challenge for their patented MED-pal device with an $18,000 award.

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Firefighters’ risk of irregular heartbeat linked to number of on-the-job fire exposures

Journal of the American Heart Association report: Paari Dominic, MD, the director of clinical cardiac electrophysiology and associate professor of medicine and molecular and cellular physiology at LSUHS, shares findings as senior author of the study.

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