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 allopathic 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 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.




606 Enrolled  |  4,850 Alumni


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


School of Medicine Student Admissions

The School of Medicine offers a four-year, modern 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



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.

Learn more about FAMILY DAY


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


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On Monday, December 11, Gov. John Bel Edwards joined officials with LSUHS to unveil the transformative Center for Medical Education, the first new building on the campus since 2008. More than 400 invited guests joined LSU and LSUHS leadership to celebrate the completion of the four-story, 155,000-square-foot, $79 million structure.

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We are excited to announce that Qihui "Jim" Zhai, MD, FCAP (Professor and Chair of Pathology and Translational Pathobiology at LSUHS) is the newly elected President-elect of the College of American Pathologists (CAP). Dr. Zhai was inaugurated at a meeting of the membership on Saturday, October 7, 2023. 

Read More about Qihui "Jim" Zhai, MD, FCAP, elected President-Elect of the College of American Pathologists

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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.


    School of Medicine

    Educating the Champions of Healthcare

    School of Medicine

    Educating the Champions of Healthcare

    School of Medicine

    Educating the Champions of Healthcare

    School of Medicine

    Educating the Champions of Healthcare

    School of Medicine

    Educating the Champions of Healthcare