LSU Health Shreveport welcomed 151 new medical students to campus on Friday, July 28. Over the past week of orientation, students heard from numerous speakers who overviewed available resources and the curriculum.
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.
American College of Physicians - Lack of trust in health care can have significant consequences for the health of diverse communities. A coalition of funders working toward improving trust have awarded $470,000 in grants to twenty projects at medical schools.
318 Forum - Dr. Wanda Thomas, LSUHS Associate Dean of Admissions, shares that while applying to medical school can be intimidating, following these simple suggestions may help students achieve their goal of becoming a part of the next generation of physicians.
318 Forum - Camp Tiger is hosted each year by LSUHS medical students providing a free, 5-day camp for children with disabilities such as Down syndrome, autism, and more in the Shreveport area.
Camp Tiger, hosted by incoming first and second-year medical students at LSUHS, is proud to announce its 22nd camp is being held from June 5-9. The free, five-day camp is for children and teens with disabilities.
For a generation, the medical school at LSUHS has played a vital role in educating healthcare professionals and conducting critical medical research that’s revered internationally.
KSLA12 - The LSU Health Shreveport campus is getting its first new building in 15 years. Chancellor Dr. David Guzick says the new building will bring a variety of opportunities for students.
LSUHS hosted its largest commencement in the institution’s history with 224 students receiving a Bachelor’s, Master’s, PhD or Doctorate degree. This 50th commencement milestone began on May 26, 1973, when 31 medical students received the first Doctorate degrees given by then, LSU School of Medicine.
KTBS3 - Dr. Stanley Hoang, a neurosurgeon at LSU Health Shreveport, is the first physician in the state of Louisiana to perform a robotic single position prone lumbar fusion surgery using the Medtronic Mazor robot.
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.
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.