Dr. Robert Rosenwasser is the Osterholm Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the Sidney Kimmel Medical School of Jefferson University and Health System in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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 2019. 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.
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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.
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.
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.
Dr. Michael Fleming is a past President of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians, and is the founding Chairman of the Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum.
Dr. Andra Blomkalns is a leader in medical device innovation and translational medicine, and was appointed the inaugural chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine in September 2018.
Dr. Karl LeBlanc is credited with the performance of the world’s first laparoscopic incisional hernia repair. He is a past President and a founding member of the Americas Hernia Society.
Dr. Kim LeBlanc is a Physician Executive at the National Board of Medical Examiners and the Executive Director of the Clinical Skills Evaluation Collaboration administering over 35,000 examinations each year.
Dr. Stephan W. Morris is the Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Insight Genetics Scientific. He is an internationally recognized physician-scientist and translational investigator, focusing on molecular oncology.
Dr. Arthur M. Feldman is the Laura H. Carnell Professor of Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. He was awarded the 2019 Distinguished Scientist Award-Basic Domain by the American College of Cardiology (ACC).
Dr. Mark Grubb currently has a patent pending on a tympanocentesis tool, an ear device designed to treat ear infections without the use of antibiotics and has authored numerous research publications on ear infection prevention.
Dr. John Bundrick is the American College of Physicians’ Minnesota Chapter Governor, serving as the official representative of the College for the Minnesota Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level.
Dr. Richard Turnage is the Executive Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. He was recruited as Chair of the Department of Surgery in 2008.
Sarahbeth Howes is a third year medical student, a childhood cancer survivor, a fitness enthusiast, and a tissue donor to the St. Jude Biorepository. Because of her ongoing contribution to the research conducted by the Pediatric Cancer Genome Project (PCGP), scientists are creating breakthroughs in our understanding of the genetic factors that directly influence rare childhood cancers.
Shane Barton, chair of orthopaedic surgery at LSU Health Shreveport, shares that it was really important to ensure the safety of the athletes along with others involved. We are honored to be able to support the event with our team of sports medicine physicians.
The Memorandum of Understanding represents the desire of both parties to increase the number of African American and Hispanic students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in Louisiana who apply to the LSU Health Shreveport School of Medicine.
“Our medical school did incredibly well in the Match with 98% of our 115 students matching. These results are significantly better than many medical schools across the nation which reflects the commitment by our faculty to help each student achieve their personal best,” said Dr. David Lewis, dean of the School of Medicine at LSU Health Shreveport.
KTBS3 - A big day for second year medical students at LSU Health Shreveport... It's called the 'White Coat Ceremony' and it symbolizes the transition from classroom to clinical learning for these students where they will start helping with patient care at the hospital. Photo Gallery Link
112 LSU Health Shreveport School of Medicine students learned where they will go for their residency training. Students matched with prestigious programs around the country including George Washington University, Emory, University of Indiana, UCLA, Baylor Scott and White, and University of Alabama, while 24.2% of the graduating class of 2021 will be staying at LSU Health Shreveport.
Bossier Press - The first GammaTile® Therapy medical device to treat malignant brain tumors was implanted during a neurosurgery procedure by Christina Notarianni, MD, and William Christopher Newman, MD, neurosurgeons, in collaboration with Willis-Knighton Cancer Center’s Jake Wang, MD, radiation oncologist, and Terry Wu, PhD, medical physicist.
Congratulations to our 2020 Graduates!
Our May Gold Humanism Honor Society Student of the Month is Gregor Dierks, MSIII! Gregor Dierks is a compassionate and kind person who cares incredibly deeply about those around him, and there is no doubt the patients recognize his positive impact on their care. During a H&P exercise in first year, Gregor interviewed a patient who had been in the hospital for ~3 weeks who had not had a single visitor come to see him during their stay. Gregor took time to talk with the patient about their life, experiences the patient had, about the patient’s family, etc. Gregor has also had several occasions where he has taken time to check on his critically sick patients in the hospital multiple times during a shift to ensure that they were comfortable and obtained updates. Gregor Dierks is truly one of the most selfless, kind, and compassionate people and has no doubt been a huge asset to the LSU Health Shreveport family. Congratulations, Gregor!