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. 

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Student Wellness

Student Handbook & Forms 

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

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Kimberly Voorhies

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

Laura Grayson

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


Campus Highlights

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Welcome Class of 2024! Eager students arrived on campus last Friday, ready to start medical school under very different circumstances than in previous years. For many, it was their first time on campus due to COVID-19 restrictions during their interview process. Students, following strict social distancing guidelines, were welcomed by top administration officials and got a brief overview of the curriculum and heard about all the tools available to help them succeed before heading back home to begin their classes online. The diverse class of 150 students is comprised of 84 females and 66 males and hail from all over Louisiana and each region of the nation.

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Family Day at the School of Medicine. Each school year family members and friends of medical school students visit the LSU Health Shreveport campus for the annual Family Day event. For 2020, the event went virtual. Typically, Family Day is an opportunity for friends and family members to get a first-hand look at what students experience during their four years in medical school. Our virual tour of campus allowed families to learn more about student life, academic programs and medical school curriculum, along with the various clinical skills labs and hands-on learning opportunities available to students.

School of Medicine Student Affairs

School of Medicine Student Affairs

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

School of Medicine Student Affairs