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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.

The latest news from our School of Medicine is listed below. We are proud to share about the accomplishments, advancements, contributions and achievements of our faculty and students. For more news on our health sciences center please visit our Campus News section.

  

School of Medicine at LSUHS Boasts Largest Number of Participants to Date in Medical Student Summer Research Program (MSRP)

The MSRP at the LSUHS School of Medicine, sponsored by the Dean's Office, had its largest number of participants in 2022 with over one-third of the first-year class participating. Fifty-three students will be showcasing their summer research findings at a competitive poster presentation on October 26, 2022.

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man in suit next to sign saying Dr. Andrew Chesson Sleep Clinic

September 30, 2022 was Sleep Medicine Day at LSUHS in honor of Dr. Andrew L. Chesson, Jr. which included a Grand Rounds lecture by Dr. Chesson followed by the Sleep Medicine Center naming ceremony.

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Thanks to LSU donors’ generosity, the university’s $1.5 billion Fierce for the Future Campaign reached $1,594,464,658 as of June 30, 2022, surpassing the campaign goal three years earlier than anticipated. The campaign, which publicly launched three years ago, united donors in support of every LSU campus, and at that time, was the largest fundraising campaign for higher education in the history of Louisiana.

Read More about Donors Give Combined $76.9 Million to LSU Health Shreveport Through LSU’s Fierce for the Future Campaign
LSUHS Office for Diversity Affairs Receives 2022 STEM Award Inspiring Programs

LSU Health Shreveport is proud to be one of the selected recipients of the 2022 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award given by INSIGHT to Diversity magazine. Each year, INSIGHT Into Diversity recognizes colleges, universities and organizations devoted to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM through cutting-edge programs, events and initiatives.

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Guise Medical, founded by LSUHS medical students, won 2022 J Terrell Brown Venture Challenge

Bossier Press - LSU Health Shreveport students Zachary Connelly, Ross Rieger and Evan Falgoust are the student founders behind Guise Medical, winning 1st place in the J Terrell Brown Venture Challenge for their patented MED-pal device with an $18,000 award.

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