Curriculum

The LSU School of Medicine at LSU Health Shreveport

 

Our institution’s curriculum consists of three modules of instruction in the pre-clinical years, covering the basic sciences, normal and diseased states in a “system based” framework.

The third year consists of six, six-week clinical rotations: Pediatrics, Medicine, Surgery, Ob/Gyn, Psychiatry and Family Medicine, and two mandatory two-week rotations (Neurology/Neurosurgery and Ambulatory General Medicine). In addition, students also complete two two-week electives.

During the fourth year students must participate in a number of electives and selectives that include (four-week duration) Acting Internship, Outpatient Clinic, Community Outpatient Clinic and a repeat of one of these in an area of their interest.

USMLE Policy: our institution requires that students take and pass Step 1 of the USMLE before the third year; if they fail, they must retake it successfully before continuing. We require students to attempt Step 2 CK and Step 2 CS, but a passing grade is not required for graduation.