LSU System Institutions
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport
The primary mission of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at Shreveport (LSUHSC-S) is to provide education, patient care services, research, and community outreach. LSUHSC-S encompasses the School of Medicine in Shreveport, the School of Graduate Studies in Shreveport, the School of Allied Health Professions in Shreveport, the LSU Hospital in Shreveport, E. A. Conway Medical Center in Monroe and Huey P. Long Medical Center in Pineville. In implementing its mission, LSUHSC-S is committed to:
Educating physicians, basic scientists, and allied health professionals based on state-of-the-art curricula, methods, and facilities, preparing the next generation of professionals for careers in health care service, teaching or research.
Providing state-of-the-art clinical care, including a range of tertiary special services, to an enlarging and diverse regional base of patients.
Achieving distinction and international recognition for basic science and clinical research programs that contribute to the body of knowledge and practice in science and medicine.
Supporting the region and the State in economic growth and prosperity through vigorous extramural research and resultant of knowledge to engage in productive partnerships with the private sector.
As an academic health sciences center, the role of the LSU Health Sciences Center at Shreveport encompasses educating and training healthcare professionals and scientists, providing compassionate and state-of-the-art patient care, conducting high-impact, internationally recognized biomedical research, and enhancing the overall wellness of Louisiana, the nation, and beyond. In this role, the LSU Health Sciences Center at Shreveport serves as a clinical educational and training site for students enrolled in other public and private institutions of higher education who take rotations in our institution. The institution is committed to educating leaders in patient care, biomedical science, and disease prevention and treatment. Academic degrees awarded include baccalaureate, masters and doctoral. In addition, the institution provides post-graduate training for medical residencies and fellowships, as well as research postdoctoral fellowships.
The LSU Health Sciences Center at Shreveport maintains or exceeds academic, clinical and research benchmarks against which all members of its peer group, American academic health sciences centers, are measured. The university maintains stringent admissions standards for the exceptional students who are among the small number each year selected for the limited classes in each of the three professional schools through rigorous competitive application. Similarly, residents and fellows in our postgraduate medical education programs are selected through the highly competitive National Resident Matching Program. Faculty mentor students and residents in small groups and through individual interaction integrated into a highly structured teaching framework that transcends traditional lecture halls to encompass research laboratories and the clinical care environment.
The LSU Health Sciences Center at Shreveport is categorized as an SREB Specialized institution and a COC/SACS Level VI institution. All LSUHSC-S hospitals are accredited by The Joint Commission and their programs are accredited by respective appropriate entities. The LSU Hospital is verified as a Level I Trauma Center and its Children’s Hospital meets criteria of the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and related institutions as a Children’s Hospital within a Hospital.The academic health sciences center is a delicately balanced ecosystem which combines elements of the traditional academic enterprise with clinical learning in direct patient care settings under the tutelage of biomedical scientists and clinicians who specialize in the complement of necessary disciplines. Therefore, budget cuts that affect any one component could compromise the ability of the entity to carry out its mission. In many areas of our education mission, cancellation of one education program would result in failure to meet minimum standards of other interrelated education programs.