"I wish the very best to our students staying in Shreveport, as well as to those who matched in programs around the country. I am confident each one of them will represent LSU Health Shreveport well and strengthen our legacy of successful medical education,” said LSU Health Shreveport Chancellor Dr. G.E. Ghali.
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, LSU Health Shreveport has 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.
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 2019. 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.
Departments & Divisions in the School of Medicine (A-Z)
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.
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.
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.
MEDICAL STUDENT RESEARCH PROGRAM
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.
The symposium presented a multidisciplinary approach for the care and treatment of patients with neurological spinal deformities, educating healthcare providers about best current practices and future treatment directions
Toni has been working in higher education for more than twenty years. She is returning to LSU Health Shreveport following employment at the Louisiana Department of Education, Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University, and Cornell University.
James Patterson II, MD, PhD, has been named Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine effective August 1, 2019.
Bharat Guthikonda, MD, FAANS, FACS, Professor of Neurosurgery and Director of Skull Base Research, has been named Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at LSU Health Shreveport.
Louisiana native receives scholarship from Ochsner Health System that will cover full tuition for her to attend LSU Health Shreveport - School of Medicine
Debbie Chandler, MD, has been appointed Associate Dean of Student and Diversity Affairs for the LSU Health Shreveport School of Medicine.
Our February Gold Humanism Honor Society Student of the Month is Michael Fitzpatrick, MSIII! Michael's ability to communicate allows him to consistently form meaningful connections with his patients on a daily basis. During rounds on his internal medicine rotation, Michael recognized a potential gap in a patient’s understanding of his diabetes. He later returned and sat down with easy to understand information and diagrams to discuss the patient’s diagnosis, treatment, and recommended lifestyle modifications. His passion for both teaching and providing support stretches further than the hospital, as he has played an integral role in USMLE Step 1 tutoring for MSII students. He is well known among his peers as a teacher and a leader. Michael’s caring spirit exemplifies what it means to be a GHHS SOTM.