Combined Degrees

MD-PhD in the Basic Sciences and the School of Medicine at LSUHSCS

The combined MD-PhD degree is offered in the five basic science departments of the School of Graduate Studies and the School of Medicine.

Residency

We encourage both in-state and out-of-state applicants to apply. The MD-PhD program is an exception to our school's overriding preference for Louisiana residents, and we actively welcome out-of-state applicants. Indicate on your AMCAS that you're applying for the MD-PhD, and explore opportunities in the following departments that conjointly offer the degree:

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Cellular Biology and Anatomy
Microbiology and Immunology
Molecular and Cellular Physiology
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Neuroscience

 

Procedures
Application procedures for both schools must be followed. Applicants should apply through AMCAS in the usual way for admission to the medical school and should contact the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies at the Health Sciences Center in Shreveport for more details on their admission.

Acceptance into the Medical and Graduate Schools, as well as acceptance by the MD-PhD Committee, which oversees the program, are required

Timeline / Deadlines
Deadlines for both schools must be observed.

MD-OMS

Admission with Advanced Standing with Dental School Seniors Applying for Residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and for Oral Surgeons

Dental students who match into our Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery residency are required to complete the MD degree as a condition of acceptance and continuation in the residency. Dismissal or withdrawal from one program terminates continuation in the other. Those who match here are subject to all rules and regulations that apply to medical students, especially those pertaining to the USMLE, as well as those of the OMS residency program.

Practicing oral and maxillofacial surgeons can also apply for admission with advanced standing into the third year of medical school. If accepted, they fall under the same rules and regulations as medical students, including the USMLE.

Dental seniors will go through the regular PASS match program with our Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Practicing oral and maxillofacial surgeons will initiate their application via letter of intent and inquiry through our OMS department chair. Those receiving support from the OMS Chairman are forwarded to an ad hoc subcommittee of the Student Admissions Committee of the medical school.

MD-PhD in Medicine and Engineering at LSUHSCS school of Medicine and Louisiana Tech University

An integrated program through which it is possible to obtain degrees in medicine and engineering is offered through a joint program between the School of Medicine in Shreveport and Louisiana Tech University, in nearby Ruston. Acceptance into the program requires acceptance by both schools and by a joint committee. Applicants should apply through AMCAS in the usual way for admission to the medical school, and should contact the for details of admission by their school.

Procedures
Procedures for both schools must be followed. Applicants should apply through AMCAS in the usual way for admission to the medical school and should contact the Academic Director for Biomedical, Industrial, and Mechanical Engineering at Louisiana Tech University, P.O. Box 10348, 600 W. Arizona, Ruston, LA 71272, for more details.

Applicants must apply to and be admitted by the School of Medicine and the School of Engineering at La. Tech. Lastly, applicants must be accepted by the MD-PhD Committee, which oversees the program.

Timeline / Deadlines
Deadlines for both schools must be observed.