Academic Societies for the School of Medicine

The Office of Student Affairs for the School of Medicine has implemented six academic societies that are named in honor of former Deans or Chancellors of our school. The goal of the academic societies is to provide mentoring and coaching to all medical students during their four years of medical school.

 

DEBBIE CHANDLER, MD, MBA

Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology

Associate Dean of 
Student Affairs

Author & Project Director of
LSUHS Academic Societies

 

Mission Statement

Established in 2021, the Academic Societies exemplify our innovative approach to medical education. They serve as the organizational framework for students’ general medical education, professional growth, and social support. The Societies form an integral part of the LSU Health Shreveport (LSUHS) experience. 

The Academic Societies at LSU Health Shreveport School of Medicine are designed to provide a support system for students as they acquire the knowledge and develop the skills necessary to succeed as a physician. This goal is accomplished by enhancing the interaction between faculty and students through small group and individual academic and career advising opportunities, as well as providing a mechanism for collecting additional assessments for the Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE).

Using the framework of a community style medical education, the Academic Societies at LSU Health Shreveport will include faculty members, students, society advisory deans, and coordinators to provide support for career planning and choosing residencies, as well as offer enrichment opportunities and promote individual growth.