Explore Our Summer Programs

Educational Familiarization Program

Students from colleges and universities throughout Louisiana will be selected to participate in a six-week structured Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) review program housed on the campus of Centenary College of Louisiana. The Princeton Review reference materials and instructors will be utilized to assist students with academic preparation. Review courses include: Biology, Physics and Math, Biochemistry, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Psychology and Sociology, and Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills. Participating students must apply to medical school through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) while attending the program and must also take the MCAT by September of the participating year. The program is scheduled to run from June 3, 2019 – July 12, 2019. 

Selection Criteria
  • Classification: College Junior, Senior or Recent Graduate
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5
  • Louisiana Resident
  • Official Transcript
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Six-Week Commitment
  • Interest in attending LSU Health Shreveport, School of Medicine
  • Prior MCAT score(s) below the national average
  • Housing is eligible for non-local students 
Personnel

Diversity Affairs 
The Princeton Review Instructors
Teaching Assistant

Prerequisite Courses
  • Biochemistry
  • General Biology I & II
  • General Biology Lab I & II
  • General Chemistry I & II
  • General Chemistry Lab I & II
  • Intro to Psychology
  • Intro to Sociology
  • Organic Chemistry I & II
  • Organic Chemistry Lab I & II
  • Physics I & II
  • Physics Lab I & II
DIRECTIONS:
  1. Complete ALL sections of the application. Any space(s) left blank will render the application incomplete and delay processing.
  2. Transcript: OFFICIAL transcripts of all schools attended must be submitted as part of the application process. Transcripts can be mailed directly to the Office of Diversity Affairs, 1501 Kings Highway, P.O. Box 33932, Shreveport, Louisiana 71130-3932 or submitted electronically to: tthibe@lsuhsc.edu. You may obtain a transcript through the registrar’s office.
  3. Letter of Recommendation: Please submit two Letters of Recommendation by a science faculty member who is familiar with your academic performances and personal attributes: strengths, weaknesses, attitude, and character. Letters of Recommendations may be mailed directly or submitted electronically to: tthibe@lsuhsc.edu.  Please submit Letters of Recommendations on official school letterhead stationary only. 
  4. Medical College Admissions Test Verification: Please submit copy of prior MCAT test score(s) as apart of the application process. MCAT test scores can be mailed directly or submitted electronically to: tthibe@lsuhsc.edu

Jumpstart

High school students from Caddo and Bossier Parish Districts will be selected as program participants for the eight week Jumpstart Summer Enrichment Program. Students are exposed to intense hands-on research activities conducted by LSU Health Shreveport faculty who serve as program mentors. Selected students will work in a research laboratory or clinical setting 40 hours per week for eight weeks. Each Thursday, students are provided supplemental enrichment activities, which include: library, hospital, animal care tours, lectures by health care professionals and motivational films. At the end of the program, students present the results of their research projects at a poster session which demonstrates their scientific writing skills and ability to evaluate scientific data. Students are encouraged to pursue careers in medicine, research or allied health professions.

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Selection Criteria:

  • Students Grades 9-12
  • Caddo/Bossier Parish Resident
  • 16 years of age by the start of the program
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Official Transcript

Personnel:

  • Program Director
  • LSU Health Shreveport Faculty (mentors)
  • Teachers

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

The Jumpstart Summer Enrichment Program (JSEP) is sponsored by the Office of Diversity Affairs at Louisiana State University Health Shreveport. The program targets students interested in pursuing careers in Medicine, Dentistry, Biomedical Research or Allied Health Professions. The JSEP program allows area high school students the opportunity to participate in eight weeks of hands-on research activities mentored by faculty at LSU Health Shreveport. 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Complete ALL sections of the application.  Any space(s) left blank will render the application incomplete and delay processing.
  2. Transcript: OFFICIAL transcripts for all schools attended must be submitted as part of the application process.  You may obtain a transcript through the counselor's office.  Transcripts can be mailed directly to the Office of Diversity Affairs, 1501 Kings Highway, P.O. Box 33932, Shreveport, Louisiana 71130-3932 or submitted electronically to: mrob38@lsuhsc.edu.  
  3. Letter of Recommendation:  Please submit a Letter of Recommendation by a science teacher who is familiar with your academic performance and personal attributes: strengths, weaknesses, attitude and character. Letters of Recommendation may be mailed directly or submitted electronically to: mrob38@lsuhsc.edu. Please submit Letters of Recommendation on official school letterhead stationary only.
  4. Age:  Participants must be age 16 by June 1, 2019. An application for student employment will be provided by the Office of Diversity Affairs.
  5. Essay: Describe in 200 words or less your career goals and why you wish to participate in the JSEP Program.
  6. Please check the application for an accurate social security number, birth date, mailing address, telephone number(s) and email address.
  7. Applications must be submitted electronically.

APPLICATION OPENS in January each year.

Pre-Matriculation Enrichment Program

Fifteen incoming first-year medical students will be selected to participate in a six-week preparatory program which introduces three basic science courses taught during the first year of medical school. The program is designed to help students adjust to the discipline and environment of medical school with greater ease and competency.

Curriculum:

  • Physiology
  • Anatomy Lecture
  • Anatomy Lab
  • Biochemistry
  • Study Skills
  • Emergency Room and Operating Room Observation

Personnel:

  • Physicians and Basic Science Faculty
  • Teaching Assistants
  • Program Director

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS 

The Pre-Matriculation Enrichment Program (PEP) is sponsored by the Office of Diversity Affairs at the Louisiana State University Health Shreveport.  The PEP is a six-week preparatory program that introduces students to three basic science courses (Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry) which are taught in the first or second year of medical school. In addition, students will be exposed to the Emergency and Operating Rooms and Study Skills. The program is schedule to run from June 3, 2019 – July 12, 2019. 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Complete ALL sections of the application. Any space(s) left blank will render the application incomplete and delay processing.
  2. Please check the application to ensure accuracy: social security number, birth date, mailing address, telephone number(s) and email address.
  3. Incoming first-year medical student matriculating at LSU Health Shreveport
  4. Selection criteria includes: MCAT scores below the class average, GPA's below the class average, non-traditional student OR multiple applications to medical school 

Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

The Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (UGRAP) is sponsored by the Office of Diversity Affairs at Louisiana State University Health Shreveport.  The program targets college students interested in Medicine, Biomedical Research or Allied Health Professions. The UGRAP will allow area college students the opportunity to participate in eight weeks of hands-on research activities mentored by faculty at LSU Health Shreveport.  The program will run from June 3, 2019 – July 26, 2019.

Selection Criteria:

  • Louisiana Resident
  • Classification: Freshman, Junior, Sophomore, or Senior
  • Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or related Science Majors
  • GPA of 3.0 and Above
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Official Transcript

Personnel:

  • Program Director
  • Pre-med Advisors
  • Medical and Basic Science Faculty

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Complete ALL sections of the application. Any space(s) left blank will render the application incomplete and delay processing.
  2. Transcript: OFFICIAL transcripts of all schools attended must be submitted as part of the application process. Transcripts can be mailed directly to the Office of Diversity Affairs, 1501 Kings Highway, P.O. Box 33932, Shreveport, Louisiana 71130-3932 or submitted electronically to: tthibe@lsuhsc.edu. You may obtain a transcript through the registrar’s office.
  3. Letter of Recommendation: Please submit a Letter of Recommendation by a science faculty member who is familiar with your academic performances and personal attributes: strengths, weaknesses, attitude, and character. Letters of Recommendations may be mailed directly or submitted electronically: to tthibe@lsuhsc.edu. Please submit Letters of Recommendations on official school letterhead stationary only. 
  4. Please check the application for an accurate social security number, birth date, mailing address, telephone number(s) and email address.
  5. Applications must be submitted electronically.
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Diversity Affairs - Summer Programs

Diversity Affairs - Summer Programs

Diversity Affairs - Summer Programs

Diversity Affairs - Summer Programs