- Resident Tuition $29,342
- Non - Resident Tuition $61,165
- Application Fee $50
- AVG MCAT 506
- AVG GPA 3.8
- LIZZYM Score 67.1
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- 1501 Kings Highway
- Shreveport, LA 71130
- United States
- Phone: (318) 675- 5190
- Fax: (318) 675- 8690
- Email: [email protected]
- Website: www.lsuhscshreveport.edu/Education/som/index
Louisiana State University Shreveport School of Medicine Fast Facts
It is a great time to be considering a career in medicine, and the School of Medicine in Shreveport is a great place to pursue your goal. A mature institution, our health sciences center comprises a School of Medicine, a School of Graduate Studies and a School of Allied Health Professions.
Years 1 and 2. Five full integrated core and basic knowledge courses occur in the first four months. Eleven system-based courses in the second half of year one and throughout year two follow. All are run by multi-departmental, multi-disciplinary teams of both clinical and basic science faculty. Each course combines the system-based knowledge for the particular system, (cardiovascular, pulmonary, neuroscience, etc.) and include introductory medicine course material, physical diagnosis skills, standardized patient and clinical patient exposures, plus the usual traditional knowledge based materials (anatomy, pathology, pharmacology, physiology, etc.). Most weeks have a thematic focus, which is triggered at the onset of the unit, and anchored at the end of the week, by clinical cases. Small groups, independent learning, computers/technology-assisted learning and problem solving are stressed. Years 3 and 4. The traditional newly integrated medicine-pediatrics-family medicine component involves both in- and out-patient experiences. A series of team-taught, core content, multi-disciplinary, acute and chronic illnesses are included. Departments have cooperatively developed core content, team teaching, small group discussions to include problem-solving components and optimized assessment strategies. The acute disorders include asthma and otitis (pediatrics and family medicine) and diabetes mellitus and hypertension (family medicine and medicine). Once the concepts are taught and utilized in this course, students follow patients and have recurrent exposure to these concepts in the Comprehensive Care longitudinal clinic to assure competence and retention of material, with preceptor assessments of their knowledge at patient visits.
The permanent buildings of the school were complete in 1975 and are immediately adjacent and connected to the Louisiana State University Hospital Shreveport, licensed for 650 beds. School facilities include a Comprehensive Care teaching facility, designed to provide an environment where students may learn by active participation in the care of ambulatory patients and basic and clinical science buildings, which also house the Library. The cost of Construction was approximately $30.5 million. The University Hospital is the School's principal teaching hospital, but teaching and research are also conducted at the affiliated 450 bed Veterans Administration Medical Center and other regional affiliated hospitals. In 1995, researchers from the LSU Medical School in Shreveport occupied research laboratories on six floors of the new Biomedical Research Institute, constructed adjacent to the School of Medicine in Shreveport and leased by the medical center from the Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana.
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