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Louisiana State University Health New Orleans School of Medicine

Medical School

Mailing Address
2020 Gravier Street
5th Floor
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
(504) 568-4007
Email address
School Information
"Our school was founded in 1931 with a dual mission of training outstanding doctors who are committed to care for the underserved, and providing excellent healthcare for the people of Louisiana. What began as a small School of Medicine has now grown into a major Health Sciences Center with five other schools (Dentistry, Nursing, Allied Health, Public Health and Graduate Studies), but our commitment to excellence in patient care and service to our community continues today. Our faculty, residents and students also work to advance medical science - whether making exciting discoveries in the laboratory, studying new treatments in our clinics, or understanding how our delivery system can improve health equity." (Source:

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Admissions Policies
  • The school's Office of Diversity and Community Engagement states that "Recruitment visits are made to identify, recruit, select, and track talented disadvantaged students who have an expressed interest in medicine."
  • The LSU Baton Rouge Psychiatry Residency Program states, "Our recruitment committee has always (and continues) to focus on the recruitment of underrepresented minorities and individuals from other underrepresented groups in residency."
Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • The school's Justice, Equity, Inclusion and Diversity (JEDI) program "leverages current interprofessional M&Ms from the Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency Programs to launch quarterly Equity Rounds to examine clinical cases through the lenses of JEDI" and "focuses on anti-bias in healthcare training and its impact on care delivery."
  • The school's "Social Determinants of Health EPIC" program incorporates DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) training which has the goal of enhancing "patient-physician communication by teaching trainees to recognize Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) and understand when issues are impacting their patient’s care."
  • The LSU Baton Rouge Psychiatry Residency Program includes "Resident Training on Issues with Diversity and Inclusion."
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • The school's Internal Medicine Residency Program in Baton Rouge has a "Diversity, Health Equity and Diversity Curriculum workgroup" which "integrates topics key to understanding issues related to diversity, health care disparities and social determinants of health (SDoH) into its existing didactic structure."
  • The LSU Baton Rouge Psychiatry Residency Program includes: "Structured didactic content for all residents on raising awareness of racism and white privilege (through readings, discussions, assignments), "National Anti Racism in Medicine Curriculum for all residents," and "Diversity M&M quarterly Grand rounds."
Program and Research Funding
  • The school's "Visiting Diversity Clerkship in Pediatrics Scholarship Program" is for students who "self-identify as an under-represented minority (URM) and display genuine interest in exploring issues of social determinants of health, population medicine, access to care, and social justice."
  • In February of 2020, the school's news reported, "Long before the Institute of Medicine’s groundbreaking report, Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care, LSU School of Medicine physicians and researchers recognized that health and disease varied by income, race, and ethnicity." Additionally the article states, "Today, schoolwide efforts to incorporate health equity run through every pillar of the long-range plan, reaching into the administrative, clinical, research, and education fronts."
  • The school's Office of Diversity and Community Engagement states that "Counseling, psychosocial, and academic support are offered to provide a sustaining environment for the retention of underrepresented and disadvantaged medical students."
  • The school's "Institutional Diversity Policy" states, "The contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and perspectives enriches the educational experience for all learners, enables us to better address health care inequities, increases cultural competency in clinical care, improves service to our community, and expands the scope of our scholarship."
Last updated November 16th, 2023
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