The Office for Student Affairs is the most valuable resource in this school.  

Office of Student Affairs is responsible for the delivery of all student services in the School of Medicine. Student Affairs facilitates student leadership, academic training, and personal growth through co-curricular and extra-curricular services, programs, and activities.

Our goal is to get to know all medical students and to create a caring atmosphere that promotes student success. We are the first point of contact for students needing assistance in a variety of areas.  

We strive to serve as strong student advocates and to provide resources for personal and academic achievement. The following is a list of some of the services we provide.

Student Wellness

  • Counseling Services
  • Student Health Services
  • Exercise Room & Student Lounge

Student Handbook & Forms 

  • Absences/Illness
  • Technical Standards/Accommodation 
  • Academic Dishonesty
  • Issues of Student Mistreatment
  • Needle Stick Policy & Form

Student Services

Special Events

  • New student orientation
  • White Coat Ceremony
  • Family Day
  • Match Day
  • Graduation

Student Activities

Contact Us

Debbie A. Chandler, MD

Associate Dean for Diversity & Student Affairs
Location:  Room 1-206
(1st floor, B Building)
Phone:  (318) 675-5341

Christi Rinaudo , EdD

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Location:  Room 1-204
(1st floor, B Building)
Phone:  (318) 675-4349

Laura Mackowiak

Coordinator for Student Affairs
Location: Room 1-204
Phone:  (318) 675-5341

Courtney Heard

Coordinator for Student Activities
Location:  1-204
(1st floor, B Building)
Phone:  (318) 675-5339

School of Medicine Student Affairs

School of Medicine Student Affairs

Graduate celebrates Match Day after opening letter at LSU Health Shreveport.

School of Medicine Student Affairs