Local Student Opportunities

Local Student Opportunities

Students from grade school to college who are interested in science and medicine, can participate in hands-on activities. LSU Health Shreveport faculty serve as mentors for many of the programs, which allow budding scientists and healthcare providers to get actual experience in a research lab or learn about healthcare careers. The following programs are available:

SMART Program

The The Science & Medicine Academic Research Training Program (SMART) program, which is co-sponsored by Biomedical Research Foundation and LSU Health Shreveport, pairs top local high school science students with faculty from LSU Health for a one-year research mentorship. Students earn high school science credit for their participation. 

Day with the Doctor

A Day With the Doctor is sponsored by AHEC (Area Health Education Centers). Students from north and central Louisiana are able to visit the health sciences center campus, learn about various medical procedures, interact with medical students and physicians and take hands-on tours.