Louisiana State University Health Shreveport School of Medicine and LSU Shreveport will sign an MOU today guaranteeing LSU Shreveport students receive an admissions interview with the LSUHS School of Medicine.
The Guaranteed Interview Program outlined in the MOU ensures LSUS students who meet specified criteria will be invited to interview with the Admissions Committee of the LSU Health Shreveport School of Medicine. Requirements include a 3.5 GPA, a score of 504 on the MCAT, good disciplinary standing at LSUS and participation in events or projects hosted by the LSUS Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement.
“Our new MOU with the LSUHS School of Medicine creates an important new pathway opportunity for our best and brightest students in their pursuit of an advanced degree in medical science,” said LSUS Chancellor Larry Clark. “We expect that a great number of our LSUS students who will become medical doctors will choose to remain here in this region to provide greater health care across all communities. We look forward to even more collaborative initiatives with LSUHS that will benefit our students, faculty, research and/or our region.”
“We are pleased to enter into this MOU with our fellow LSU institution which produces so many outstanding students. With LSU Health Shreveport’s strong track record of graduates practicing in the community and throughout Louisiana, I am confident this collaboration will prove beneficial to LSUS students, LSU Health Shreveport, and the entire state of Louisiana,” stated David Lewis, MD, MBA, Dean of the LSUHS School of Medicine and Interim Chancellor.
“I am excited about today’s MOU which signifies our desire to attract more North Louisiana students to the LSUHS School of Medicine. For the high-achieving student who aspires to become a physician, we want to send a loud and clear message that we are interested in you and your success in applying to, matriculating, and earning your medical degree in Shreveport,” shared Wanda Thomas MD, Associate Dean for Admissions, LSUHS School of Medicine.