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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.


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140 LSUHS School of Medicine students learned where they will go to complete their residency training during the annual Match Day celebration. Each year, on the third Friday in March, fourth-year medical students discover where they have “matched” to for their residency training, the first step of their careers as physicians.

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Funding for the Teen Room was provided by the LSU Health Shreveport School of Medicine Class of 2024. The Teen Lounge provides a space for older hospitalized children to play arcade games, video games and other activities providing a fun place for patients that is near their room or healthcare team.

Read More about LSU Health Shreveport and Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport - St. Mary Medical Center Held Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Teen Lounge
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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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.

Read More about Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Sleep Medicine Center named in honor of former LSUHS School of Medicine Dean and Professor, Dr. Andrew L. Chesson, Jr.

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