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.
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.
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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.
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. 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.
Notable Alumni of Our School of Medicine
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.
LATEST NEWS HIGHLIGHTS
LSUHS hosted its largest commencement in the institution’s history with 224 students receiving a Bachelor’s, Master’s, PhD or Doctorate degree. This 50th commencement milestone began on May 26, 1973, when 31 medical students received the first Doctorate degrees given by then, LSU School of Medicine.
KTBS3 - Dr. Stanley Hoang, a neurosurgeon at LSU Health Shreveport, is the first physician in the state of Louisiana to perform a robotic single position prone lumbar fusion surgery using the Medtronic Mazor robot.
140 LSUHS School of Medicine students learned where they will go to complete their residency training during the annual Match Day celebration. Each year, on the third Friday in March, fourth-year medical students discover where they have “matched” to for their residency training, the first step of their careers as physicians.
The LSUHS School of Medicine student organization, Geaux Bald, will host its annual fundraiser, Shave Day, which supports pediatric cancer research on March 16th.
On Saturday, March 4, 145 LSU Health Shreveport School of Medicine students participated in a traditional rite of passage known as the “White Coat Ceremony” which signifies their entrance into the medical profession.
KTAL6 - The Interactive Day of Education and Awareness of Science is a free fun event for children to get hands-on experience with science while interacting with our medical students. LEARN MORE
LSUHS welcomes Kelly Pagidas, MD, MA, FACOG, FRCSC, as she begins her tenure here as the Associate Dean of Medical Education in the School of Medicine as well as a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
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Louisiana State University Health Shreveport (LSUHS) strives to cultivate a diverse and inclusive culture that supports equity, acceptance, and respect for the differences in others. The institution is committed to achieving excellence in fulfilling its mission by utilizing the rich talents of individuals who contribute different backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences to the work and learning environment and who reflect the varied populations of Louisiana. As such, the institution adopts a definition of diversity that embraces a broad spectrum of human expression and characteristics that include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, gender/gender identity, social and cultural attributes, abilities, sexual orientation, religion, rural or metropolitan background, military or veteran status, and age. In addition, diversity also includes life experiences, record of service, and other talents and personal attributes that enhance the work and learning atmosphere. LSUHS is dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse community through the recruitment, enrollment, hiring, and retention/graduation of students, faculty, staff, and leadership who meet this definition of diversity.