The primary mission of Louisiana State University Health Shreveport is to Teach, Heal, and Discover, in order to advance the well-being of the State, region, and beyond. Research is essential to discovery. As such, medical student education and participation in research is a critical part of our mission.

Participation in research allows our students to distinguish themselves from their peers, which increases the likelihood of being accepted in the residency of their choice.

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.



Available Research Opportunities

Medical Student Research matches research faculty with medical students who are interested in participating in research projects in both Basic Science and Clinical areas of interest.  

How do I list my available Research Project?

In effort to maintain up-to-date information on the research database, please inform our office of any research projects currently available to be included on the database and update us when the project is no longer available.

How do I locate a Research Project or Mentor?

Use the following link for a checklist which serves as a guide to help you navigate various research requirements: Medical Student Research CHECKLIST

Medical Students should contact our office at for assistance locating a mentor or project for research at LSUHS. Please click the link for a database that contains a list of available research opportunities, organized by department. (This list is only accessible by LSUHS Students, Faculty and Staff)

Available Research Opportunities at LSUHS



Medical Student Research Accomplishments

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Participate in a Research Project

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Present Research Findings

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Find a Research Mentor

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Enhance Your Medical Career