The LSU Health Shreveport School of Medicine offers a course of study leading to the Doctor of Medicine degree. The four-year course of study integrates basic and clinical science topics within the pre-clerkship and clerkship phases of the curriculum.
The first two years of the preclinical phase offer instruction in the basic sciences with integrated learning experiences. Small-group discussions, laboratory experiences, lectures, computer-based modules, and independent study are used to facilitate learning.
After passing Step 1 of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), students are eligible for promotion to the third year, which begins the clinical curriculum. During the clerkship phase, students participate in a variety of patient care experience during core clerkships, followed by a final year of clinical specialization.