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 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 (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

Career Day for Medical Students
Career Day at LSU Health Shreveport gives medical students the opportunity to learn about the different specialties available to them. Each department had the chance to pitch their specialty to the students and students were able to talk with practicing doctors in order to learn more about the lifestyle and requirements for each profession
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LSUHS Researcher among team to win People’s Choice Award for American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s Change Agents Competition

Oleg Chernyshev MD, Associate Professor of Neurology and Sleep Medicine at LSUHS, and Washington University Sleep Center teammates were named the winners of the AASM Change Agent People’s Choice Award for their proposed creation of a “Mobile Sleep Medicine Model.”

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LSUHS Associate Professor, Dr. Paari Dominic, Performs First Phrenic Nerve Simulation Procedure in Louisiana

Dr. Paari Dominic performed the first phrenic nerve simulation in the state of Louisiana and the second in the Ark-La-Tex on November 10, 2021. The procedure, also known as diaphragmatic pacing, uses a surgically implanted device to contract the diaphragm rhythmically leading to improved breathing function in patients with respiratory insufficiency.

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Gold Humanism Honor Society Student of the Month

Amanda Langston

Amanda Langston, MSII

NOVEMBER, 2021 - Amanda recently started a small program to visit local nursing homes and give manicures to the residents - a program she has named "Manicures that Matter.” She collected donations of nail polish and other supplies to make this project a reality. She specifically made sure to collect pre-made manicure sets that make it much easier to apply the nail polish to patients with arthritis or tremors, keeping in mind the difficulties these patients would have with regular nail polish. While there has been some difficulty in trying to visit different nursing homes due to COVID restrictions, she and a group of friends have gone to Magnolia Manor twice and plan on visiting biweekly as their schedules permit. Something that started as part of the MSII community service assignment became a passion project for Amanda, and she hopes that she can expand to visit more local nursing facilities in the future.    

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