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 the four years.

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.


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School of Medicine (2018-19)

511 Enrolled  |  4,212 Alumni


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School of Medicine Student Admissions

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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Congratulations to the September Gold Humanism Honor Society Student of the Month, James Robinson! James is a third-year medical student. While on his pediatric clerkship, James was taking care of a patient who was admitted for a seizure disorder. The patient had been in the hospital for some time, and she and her family were anxious for her to come home. She was cleared medically for discharge, but she needed a special wheelchair that was not covered by her insurance and her family was unable to afford it. James went above and beyond to research options and to speak with physicians and support staff in order to find funding for the wheelchair. The patient was able to go home sooner because of James' hard work! We are impressed by the time and effort James put forth to help this patient. He is a perfect example of humanism in action. Congratulations, James!


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