Mini Medical School

Mini Medical School at LSU Health Shreveport began in the spring of 2012 when 30 community members put on white coats and got a taste of what medical school is like for our students. There are now more than 300 Mini Med graduates in the Shreveport-Bossier area! Taught by LSU Health Shreveport leadership and faculty, “students” learn about important health topics and the latest developments in healthcare fields. Sessions are typically held every spring and fall.

Dates and Locations:
Each Mini Med School session is four weeks and meetings take place on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. on the LSU Health Shreveport campus. Spring 2020 dates will be announced when they are finalized. Check back on this page or sign up below to receive updates via email.

Registration for Fall 2019 Mini Medical School is now closed. 



  • First-time participants: $40 (Registration fee includes a white lab coat and attendance to all four sessions)
    • New participants: Please refer to the white coat size chart below and submit your needed size to Megan Strecker at when or after you register. White coats tend to run small, so it is recommended to size up two (2) sizes depending on the fit you prefer. The last day to register/submit your white coat size and be guaranteed a white coat is Monday, August 26.
  • Returning participants: $20

Light refreshments and topic handouts are provided at each meeting, and each participant receives a certificate and group photo on the last night the Mini Med School session. 

Online registration is available for your convenience. If you prefer to register with cash or check, please contact Megan Strecker at (318) 675-8789 or by email at Checks should be payable to LSUHS Foundation (memo: Mini Med Registration) for $40 or $20. Please be sure to also include when you mail your check or cash the participant name(s) and contact information including phone number, mailing address and email. Mail your payment to:

LSU Health Sciences Foundation Shreveport
920 Pierremont Rd, Suite 506
Shreveport, LA 71106

Mini Med School Schedule - Spring 2020:

Dates and topics will be announced when they are finalized. 

Fall 2019 Topics:

  • Mindfulness and the Mind-Body Connection / Lifestyle and Integrative Medicine
  • Hepatitis C: A Revelation and Revolution 
  • Humanism in Medicine: Delivering Bad News in a Better Way
  • A Day in the Life of an ICU Nurse: Lessons Learned and How You Can Help in an Emergency Situation

Spring 2019 Topics:

  • Introduction to Sleep Medicine and Sleep Disorders
  • Critical Care Medicine and Extracorporeal Life Support
  • Treating Pediatric Cancer: Shreveport St. Jude Research Hospital Affiliate Clinic
  • Arthritis and Rheumatology / Balance is the Key to Life

White Coats:

New participants will receive a white coat on the first night of Mini Med School. Please see sizing chart and submit your needed size to when or soon after you register. White coats tend to run small, so it is recommended to size up at least two (2) sizes depending on the fit you prefer. Returning participants: Please remember to bring your white coat with you each week. There is a fee to replace a white coat if lost. 

White Coat Sizing

Contact Us

Mini Med School
Megan Strecker
LSUHS PR Coordinator
Phone: (318) 675-8789

To receive an email notification about updates for the next Mini Med School session, click here to submit your name and email address.


Mini Med School

Mini Med School