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.

    

 
School of Medicine (2020-21)

 
551 Enrolled  |  4,455 Alumni
 

    

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

    

School of Medicine Student Admissions

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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.

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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

American Heart Association Announces Dr. Steven Bailey as 2021 Northwest Louisiana Heart Walk Chair

The American Heart Association (AHA), the largest voluntary health organization fighting heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases, announces Dr. Steven Bailey, MD, MSCAI, MACP, FACC, as chair of the 2021Northwest Louisiana (NWLA) Heart Walk. He has been extremely active with the AHA as an advocate, educator, and fundraiser locally and in San Antonio prior to his move to Louisiana. 

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LSU Health Shreveport and Grambling State University partner on Guaranteed Interview Program

The MOU represents the desire of both parties to increase the number of African American and Hispanic students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) in Louisiana who apply to the LSU Health Shreveport School of Medicine. The goal is for these students to subsequently be accepted for admission and graduate from medical school.

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Student Advisory Group on Evaluation (SAGE) Honor Society announces 2020-2021 members

Congratulations to the students selected for membership to the SAGE Honor Society for 2020-2021 academic year. The purpose of SAGE is to promote the amicable exchange of opinions between the student body and the faculty, with a view to the consistent betterment of the educational, medical, and scientific standards of the School of Medicine.

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Congratulations to our 2020 Graduates!

 

Our January Gold Humanism Honor Society Student of the Month is Taylor Hill, MSIII! Taylor Hill has shown consistent intentionality and sensitivity toward several patients while on her rotations. For example, a patient was feeling very anxious about a future surgical procedure and confided in Taylor. Taylor went to the hospital the next morning to check on the patient, despite it being her one day off of clinical duties. Taylor has been seen going to the cafeteria to pick up a meal tray that was overlooked for a patient. She has made phone calls to family members on the patient's behalf to gather more information regarding medical history or to update family members on the status of their loved one's health and what their diagnosis means. Taylor continuously advocates for her patients and does her best to understand the nature of their concerns and worries over their health. Congratulations, Taylor!

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