Community Education

Community Education

To serve our communities, LSU Health Shreveport provides educational opportunities for students, professionals and the general public. Programs range from our popular Mini Med School to  Reach Out and Read for pediatric patients, to lunch and learn activities. Professional education programs benefit healthcare professionals across Shreveport-Bossier and beyond.


CME (Continuing Medical Education)

Through monthly conferences and regularly scheduled grand rounds, the Continuing Medical Education program facilitates lifelong learning for physicians and other medical professionals practicing in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas. Content includes updates for current skills, new technology training and acquisition of new skills.

Mini Medical School

Mini Med School began in the spring of 2012 when 30 community members put on white coats and got a taste of medical school. The program has been repeated semiannually, with about 200 Mini Med graduates in the Shreveport-Bossier area! Taught by medical school leadership and faculty, “students” learn about important health topics and the latest developments in medical fields. Sessions are typically held every spring and fall. For the first time, LSU Health Shreveport is holding a shortened Mini Med session in the summer of 2015. We hope that you can join us!


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Reach out and Read

Reach Out and Read (ROR) promotes early literacy by bringing new books and advice about the importance of reading aloud into the pediatric exam room.  This makes literacy promotion a standard part of pediatric primary care so that children grow up with books and a love of reading. Doctors and nurses give new books to children at each well-child visit from 6 months of age to 5 years, and accompany these books with developmentally appropriate advice to parents about reading aloud with their child.  This reinforces the parent's role as the first and most important teacher, and gives parents the tools and techniques to help their children succeed.

Partnerships in Science Education Pipeline

Since 1982, LSUHSC Shreveport has taken an active role to improve the pre-college science background of disadvantaged students by sponsoring summer enrichment programs.

Health Classes

Interested in taking a CPR class?  Looking to earn some CME credits?  Visit Hospital Education & Standards on the web or call 318.675.5152 for more information.