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.
School of Medicine News
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.
The LSUHS School of Medicine student organization, Geaux Bald, will host its annual fundraiser, Shave Day, which supports pediatric cancer research on March 16th.
On Saturday, March 4, 145 LSU Health Shreveport School of Medicine students participated in a traditional rite of passage known as the “White Coat Ceremony” which signifies their entrance into the medical profession.
KTAL6 - The Interactive Day of Education and Awareness of Science is a free fun event for children to get hands-on experience with science while interacting with our medical students. LEARN MORE
LSUHS welcomes Kelly Pagidas, MD, MA, FACOG, FRCSC, as she begins her tenure here as the Associate Dean of Medical Education in the School of Medicine as well as a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
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.
Benjamin K. Mizell, MD, an anesthesiologist with a proven track record of leading major Mass Eye and Ear initiatives including its electronic medical record integration, has been named chief of Anesthesia at Mass Eye and Ear. Dr. Mizell is a graduate of the LSU Health Shreveport School of Medicine.
Bossier Press - LSUHS student group "Growing for Good" received a $1000 grant. Growing for Good is a project created by the medical students as a way to give back to the community through donations and education.
Dr. David Guzick has been selected as the next chancellor of LSU Health Shreveport. Guzick, a member of the country’s premier honorific society for medical scientists and leaders, the National Academy of Medicine, will begin on Jan. 9, 2023.
Three LSU Health Shreveport second year medical students have been chosen to participate in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) All of Us Research Scholar Program: Reagan Abadie, Nicholas Jones and Tyler Tran. The program aims to address the critical need to reduce disparities in healthcare and the biomedical workforce.
The 2022 LSU Health Shreveport Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Educational Conference is being held November 4-6 at the LSUHS campus with over 65 students representing 12 universities.
KSLA12 - Abigail Poe of Camp Tiger shared, “We get to see some of our campers that are a part of Camp Tiger and their families here. . Perfect Fit has been a big help to Camp Tiger. And so we’re always excited to give back and support them as well with their events.”
On Tuesday, November 1st, LSU Health Shreveport’s School of Medicine formalized a guaranteed interview agreement for Centenary students seeking admission to LSU Health Shreveport’s Doctor of Medicine (MD) program.
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.
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.