Toni has been working in higher education for more than twenty years. She is returning to LSU Health Shreveport following employment at the Louisiana Department of Education, Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University, and Cornell University.
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 their training.
For almost fifty years, LSU Health Shreveport has been educating healthcare professionals who excel at the highest levels in academia, private practice and industry. Students consistently rave over experiencing a rigorous education in a family atmosphere where diversity and success are celebrated. Further strengthening the student experience are vibrant, safe communities in north Louisiana which offer an affordable cost of living.
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.
Departments & Divisions in the School of Medicine (A-Z)
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.
FAMILY DAY AT THE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Each school year family members and friends of medical school students visit the LSU Health Shreveport campus for the annual Family Day event.
Family Day is an opportunity for friends and family members to get a first-hand look at what students experience during their four years in medical school. They tour campus and learn more about student life, academic programs and medical school curriculum, along with the various clinical skills labs and hands-on learning opportunities available to students.
James Patterson II, MD, PhD, has been named Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine effective August 1, 2019.
Bharat Guthikonda, MD, FAANS, FACS, Professor of Neurosurgery and Director of Skull Base Research, has been named Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at LSU Health Shreveport.
Louisiana native receives scholarship from Ochsner Health System that will cover full tuition for her to attend LSU Health Shreveport - School of Medicine
Debbie Chandler, MD, has been appointed Associate Dean of Student and Diversity Affairs for the LSU Health Shreveport School of Medicine.
Graduation for all three of LSU Health Shreveport’s professional schools will take place in a combined ceremony held at Centenary College’s Gold Dome. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards will give the keynote commencement address.
116 School of Medicine students learned where they will be going for their residency training.
Congratulations to the October Gold Humanism Honor Society Student of the Month, Dani Handrop! Dani is so natural and comfortable talking to patients; you immediately see their demeanor change when she starts talking to them! While on her Family Medicine inpatient rotation, she was following a patient who was having a hard time placing into a facility after discharge. He was very distrusting of a lot of the people taking care of him, but Dani spent time checking on him and answering his questions and he really began to trust her. When he finally was accepted to a facility, Dani delivered the news to him. Our patient having a difficult time became our most grateful one. He kept saying how thankful he was that our team managed to overcome so many obstacles for him. Obviously our team worked hard to manage his care from many facets, but Dani taking the time to get to know him really made the difference. Dani is going to be an amazing future physician!