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Louisiana State University Health Shreveport School of Medicine

Medical School

Mailing Address
1501 Kings Highway
Shreveport, Louisiana 71103
(318) 675-5190
Email address
School Information
"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 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 2021. 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." (Source:

Actions Taken

Admissions Policies
  • The HBCU (Historically Black College and University) Conference at LSU Health Shreveport "creates an opportunity for our administrators, faculty, and staff to engage with students who are enrolled at a 4-year HBCU in Louisiana and discuss the pathway to become a medical doctor, allied health professional or researcher."
  • On July 15, 2022 the school's Office of Diversity Affairs announced that it received a donation of $200,000 "to increase the number of clinicians of color" at LSU Shreveport.
  • The School of Allied Health Professions pursues "diverse cohorts of students in each program to enhance the learning experiences of all of our students, and foster an open and welcoming environment that promotes inclusion, respect, and compassion."
Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • The school's Department of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine states, "it is our priority to celebrate their [candidate's] individuality and to educate everyone in recognizing unconscious bias."
Disciplinary Measures
  • The school's Office of Student Affairs provides an incident reporting form for "student mistreatment" which includes "Racism or other discrimination." The Office "takes all complaints seriously and will investigate all reports."
Faculty/Staff Requirements
  • The school's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology states that "All of our reviewers complete unconscious bias training which prepares them to holistically evaluate every candidate across a spectrum of attributes we believe are necessary to ensure a good fit between residents and our program."
Program and Research Funding
  • The school's Health Disparities Division of Internal Medicine "focuses on involving historically excluded populations in research to improve their health and healthcare."
  • On August 17, 2022, the school announced that it was "one of the selected recipients of the 2022 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award given by INSIGHT to Diversity magazine." Each year, the magazine "recognizes colleges, universities and organizations devoted to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM through cutting-edge programs, events and initiatives."
  • The mission of Justice Equity Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) at LSU Health "is to exchange and promote sharing of ideas about justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion regarding the medical education curriculum to further advance the educational, medical, and scientific standards of the School of Medicine." Additionally, JEDI will "look to aid students, faculty, and other organizations in the LSUHS institution to advocate for curricular changes by collecting, organizing, and recording the voice of the students regarding integrating diversity and equity topics within our standard education."
  • The school defines "Social Responsibility" in part as the ability to "recognize and address the social determinants of health as [it] applies to patients and communities" and "advocate for reducing disparities in health care."
Symbolic Actions
  • The school posted a video from Now This News titled "Health Care Workers Stand Up to Racism," which it described as follows: "Health care workers across the U.S. are standing up against racism in solidarity with Black Lives Matter protesters #WhiteCoatsForBlackLives."
Last updated June 29th, 2023
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