Medical Students

The Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Louisiana State Health Sciences Center Shreveport is committed to, and enthusiastic about, teaching medical students.  We welcome and encourage both LSUHSC-S and visiting medical students to rotate in our department.

For LSUHSC-S students, we offer a variety of formal educational opportunities through the medical school curriculum, including participation in the Immersion Program during the 1st  year, clinical selectives in the 3rd and 4th year and both  2 and 4 week research electives in the 4th  year.  For those desiring an intensive experience and/or considering a career in otolaryngology, we also offer a 4th year Acting Internship.  Please reference the 3rd and 4th year course manuals for specific details about each opportunity.

For visiting students interested in spending time at our institution, the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery offers a 4-week elective (Acting Internship) to fourth year medical students enrolled in LCME-accredited medical schools.  We now participate with the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS).  For visiting students, there is no fee for those enrolled in LCME- accredited medical schools.  To apply for this elective please proceed through VSAS. 

https://www.aamc.org/students/medstudents/vsas/119290/artcle_for_host_institutions.html


You may also visit the homepage of the Registrar of the School of Medicine for additional questions. 

http://www.lsuhscshreveport.edu/Education/Registrar.aspx

Once your application is forwarded to the department of Otolaryngology, we will review it and if approved, you will be notified of your enrollment in the elective.  

Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns.

By mail:

LSUHSC Shreveport Otolaryngology
1501 Kings Highway
P.O. Box 33932
Shreveport, LA 71130-3932

By email:

Rebecca Chiffer, MD
Director of 4th year Medical Student electives
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Co-Director of Otology/Neurotology
aray@lsuhsc.edu

By phone:  318.675.6262

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

On January 22, 2016 the Shreveport Hilton and Convention Center hosted the 135th annual Louisiana State Medical Society House of Delegates Meeting and Educational & Research Foundation (LSMS ERF) Research Symposium. Two LSU Health-Shreveport medical students were awarded 1st and 2nd place at the symposium for presenting scientific research they performed in the Department of Otolaryngology under the mentorship of Dr. Cherie-Ann Nathan:

1st Place: Caleb Stanfield
LSUHSC-S, MS2

Poster Study Title: “Development of a curcumin gum for prevention of head and neck cancer”
Principal Investigator and Mentor: Dr. Cherie-Ann Nathan
135th annual Louisiana State Medical Society Scientific Assembly Poster Contest

2nd Place: Anvesh Kompelli
LSUHSC-S, MS2

Poster Study Title: “Curcumin C3 ® Complex Inhibits Growth Of Premalignant and Malignant Human Oral Cell Lines: A role of FGFR”
Principal Investigator and Mentor: Dr. Cherie-Ann Nathan
135th annual Louisiana State Medical Society Scientific Assembly Poster Contest