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.

We strive to provide students with a variety of tools to enhance their learning experience. To complement our outstanding faculty instruction, the School of Medicine offers Lecturio ( to first, second and third year medical students. Lecturio offers a video library, smart paced repetition to improve memory and a  4000+ question bank to aid in preparation for major tests. This excellent resource is available through a mobile app making on-the-go access to study materials readily available.  

For those with a heightened interest in research, the school offers joint PhD programs with both the School of Graduate Studies and Louisiana Tech. Students can also opt to enroll in the Research Distinction Track to or apply to become part of the American Medical Student Research Journal, founded in 2013 by our medical students. The School of Medicine counts a Faculty of over 500 with a class size of 150 for fall 2021. Plans are underway to increase class size to 200 over the upcoming years. This expansion is being made possible due to the construction of the Center for Medical Education and Wellness.


School of Medicine (2020-21)

551 Enrolled  |  4,455 Alumni


Departments & Divisions in the School of Medicine (A-Z)


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The School of Medicine offers a four-year, system-based learning curriculum leading to the MD degree, but other degree options are available to address specific interests of students. We understand that the process of applying to medical school can be overwhelming, and we have tried to anticipate and address as many questions as possible.

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Each school year family members and friends of medical school students visit our campus for the annual Family Day event. 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. They tour campus and 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.


Each summer medical students work with a faculty mentor on a research project that is then showcased during the fall at our annual presentation fair. In addition to being able to share their work, there is also an opportunity to receive an award in each prize category. This program fosters research activity, inspires students to learn more about the research process and generates quality research evidence.


Notable Alumni of Our School of Medicine

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Sarahbeth Howes is a third year medical student, a childhood cancer survivor, a fitness enthusiast, and a tissue donor to the St. Jude Biorepository. Because of her ongoing contribution to the research conducted by the Pediatric Cancer Genome Project (PCGP), scientists are creating breakthroughs in our understanding of the genetic factors that directly influence rare childhood cancers.

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Graduation 2021

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Our May Gold Humanism Honor Society Student of the Month is Gregor Dierks, MSIII! Gregor Dierks is a compassionate and kind person who cares incredibly deeply about those around him, and there is no doubt the patients recognize his positive impact on their care. During a H&P exercise in first year, Gregor interviewed a patient who had been in the hospital for ~3 weeks who had not had a single visitor come to see him during their stay. Gregor took time to talk with the patient about their life, experiences the patient had, about the patient’s family, etc. Gregor has also had several occasions where he has taken time to check on his critically sick patients in the hospital multiple times during a shift to ensure that they were comfortable and obtained updates. Gregor Dierks is truly one of the most selfless, kind, and compassionate people and has no doubt been a huge asset to the LSU Health Shreveport family. Congratulations, Gregor!

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