The Office for Student Affairs is the most valuable resource in this school.  

Office of Student Affairs is responsible for the delivery of all student services in the School of Medicine. Student Affairs facilitates student leadership, academic training, and personal growth through co-curricular and extra-curricular services, programs, and activities.

Our goal is to get to know all medical students and to create a caring atmosphere that promotes student success. We are the first point of contact for students needing assistance in a variety of areas.

We strive to serve as strong student advocates and to provide resources for personal and academic achievement. The following is a list of some of the services we provide.

Student Wellness

Student Handbook & Forms 

  • Absences/Illness
  • Technical Standards/Accommodation 
  • Academic Dishonesty
  • Issues of Student Mistreatment
  • Needle Stick Policy & Form

Student Services

Special Events

  • New student orientation
  • White Coat Ceremony
  • Family Day
  • Match Day
  • Graduation

Student Activities

Contact Us

Debbie A. Chandler, MD

Associate Dean for Diversity & Student Affairs
Location:  Room 1-206
Phone:  (318) 675-5341

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Peggy Murphy, PhD

Director for Student Affairs
Location: Room 1-204
Phone: (318) 675-6570

Laura Mackowiak

Coordinator for Student Affairs
Location: Room 1-204
Phone:  (318) 675-5415

Courtney Heard

Coordinator for Student Activities
Location: Room 1-204
Phone:  (318) 675-5339

Latest News Highlights

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Congratulations to our MS4 students! On March 20th, amidst a Coronavirus pandemic, 124 of our School of Medicine fourth-year students learned where they will go for their residency training. LSU Health Shreveport Match Day results were shared online via this video While the results were announced differently this year, that didn't stop the well-deserved accomplishments of these students being celebrated!

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Arts & Humanities in Medicine student group hosted a special holiday concert for all students and employees of LSUHS. This was a great way for them to showcase some of their members and make others aware of the group and the wonderful support that they provide to patients through music and other art forms.

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School of Medicine Student Affairs

Graduate celebrates Match Day after opening letter at LSU Health Shreveport.

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