Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (New Orleans)

LSU medical school - LSUHSC

A little about LSU medical school

The LSU Health Sciences Center has many schools, the first of its schools were the LSU Medical School which was established in 1931 followed by the School of Graduate Studies in 1965, the School of Dentistry in 1966, and then the School of Nursing was established in 1968, the School of Allied Health Profession in 1970 and at the end the School of Public Health in 2003. LSU medical school is a public university located in New Orleans, Louisiana, and mostly accepts the residents of the state of Louisiana. The Center is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). This accreditation is given to the institute to grant
  • Baccalaureate degrees,
  • Associate degrees,
  • Masters degrees,
  • Doctoral degrees, and
  • Professional certificates.

University Medical Center New Orleans

This is an LSUHSC teaching hospital that was founded on April 18th, 2011. The hospital became a replacement for University Hospital and Charity Hospital. It is managed by a private non-profit system known as LCME Health.

LSU medical school Facilities

  • 60 behavioral health beds
  • 19 operating rooms
  • 76 pre-op and post-op bays
  • 56 emergency department exam rooms
  • 9 acute treatment rooms
  • 5 trauma rooms
The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO).

LSU medical school Process for Admission


The applicant should have a total of 90 credit hours at the time of enrollment. The coursework should have a minimum grade of C. the applicant should have attended classes from an institution in Canada for the United States which is accredited. Transfer cases are not accepted. The applicant should have specific subjects that are mentioned below.

Required Subjects

Chemistry Eight semester hours of general/inorganic chemistry with laboratory and eight semester hours of organic chemistry with laboratory Physics Eight semester hours of general physics with laboratory. Biochemistry Three semester hours (laboratory not required) Biology Eight semester hours of general biology with laboratory. English Six semester hours of spoken and written English. Statistics Three hours of statistics


Every applicant applying for the School of Medicine has to appear for MCAT. The test is of seven and a half hours and covers the content of the subjects below:
    • Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems
    • Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems
    • Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior
    • Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills
The exam pattern is as follows:
Sections No. of Questions Duration (in mins) Break up of Questions
Test-Day Certification 4
Tutorial (optional) 10
Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems 59 95 §  10 passage-based sets of questions §  4–6 questions per set §  15 independent questions
Break (optional) 10
Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills 53 90 §  9 passages §  5–7 questions per passage
Mid-Exam Break (optional) 30
Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems 59 95 §  10 passage-based sets of questions §  4–6 questions per set §  15 independent questions
Break (optional) 10
Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior 59 95 §  10 passage-based sets of questions §  4–6 questions per set §  15 independent questions
Void Question 3
Satisfaction Survey (optional) 5
Total-Content Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Total “Seated” Time 7 hours 27 minutes (Approx)


All applicants that are applying to LSUHSC have to apply through AMCAS. First is the primary application as early as the first week of June of the application year. One needs to gather the following documents for their primary application:
  • Official Transcript
  • Personal Statement
  • List of extra-curricular activities
  • MCAT score
After completion of the primary application comes the secondary application which the applicant will have to fill in the medical school has accepted their primary application. A link to the secondary application will be emailed to the selected applicants. Before submitting this application the applicant must be aware of all the Technical Standards of the institution. If they are in compliance with these standards they can fill the secondary application and send it to the admission office before the deadline allocated to them.

Technical Standards

    • Observation
    • Communication
    • Motor Function & Coordination
    • Intellectual Abilities: Conceptual, Integrative and Quantitative
    • Behavioral and Social Attributes

Letter of Recommendations

It is highly recommended that the applicant should get their letters of recommendation from their school’s pre-professional/pre-med advisory committee. However, if they cannot do this then they have to submit 3 letters that are from professors who have taught them DIDACTIC classes in Mathematics and Science. Letters from lab instructors will not be accepted.

Departments & Centers

    • Basic Sciences
    • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
    • Cell Biology & Anatomy
    • Genetics
    • Microbiology, Immunology & Parasitology
    • Pharmacology
    • Physiology

Clinical Sciences

    • Anesthesiology
    • Dermatology
    • Family Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Neurology
    • Neurosurgery
    • OB/GYN
    • Opthalmology
    • Orthopaedics
    • Otorhinolaryngology
    • Pathology
    • Pediatrics
    • Psychiatry
    • Radiology
    • Surgery
    • Urology

Centers of Excellence

  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center
  • Cardiovascular Center
  • Center on Healthy Aging
  • Center for Molecular and Human Genetics
  • Epilepsy Center
  • Eye Center
  • Ernest N. Morial Asthma, Allergy, and Respiratory Disease Center
  • Gene Therapy Program
  • Neurosciences Center
  • The Research Institute For Children
  • Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center
  • The Louisiana Vaccine Center

LSU medical school Tuition Fee

Tuition $15,687.73 $15,687.73 $31,375.45
Operational Fee $232.00 $232.00 $464.00
Academic Excellence Fee $150.00 $150.00 $300.00
Safety & Security Fee $125.00 $125.00 $250.00
Building Use Fee $60.00 $60.00 $120.00
Technology Fee $75.00 $75.00 $150.00
Student Housing Fee $45.00 $45.00 $90.00
Student Health Services Fee $68.75 $68.75 $137.50
General Activity Fee $24.50 $24.50 $49.00
Residents $16,468.48 $16,468.47 $32,936.95
Non-Residents $14,088.67 $14,088.67 $28,177.34
Non-Residents $30,557.15 $30,557.14 $61,114.29

LSU medical school Scholarships

The scholarships provided by the School of Medicine are:
    • The Medical Alumni Association Scholarships
    • The Fred Allison, Jr., M.D. Scholarship
    • The Sidney F. Guyol and Jay Guyol Chetta, MD, (‘48) Endowed Scholarship
    • The James Alexander Thom III, MD (‘42) Scholarship
    • The Edgar Hull, MD, Scholarship
    • The Clay Elliott Easterly, MD and Mary Elvira Easterly Memorial Scholarship
    • Henry (‘43) and Delia Selby Merit Scholarship
    • Lynn Churchill Hartman Merit (‘46) Scholarship
    • Edmond C. Campbell (‘39) Merit Scholarship
    • The Timothy Ware Schurtz Memorial Scholarship
    • Lynwood James Brassett, M.D. and Joann Bontemps Brassett Endowed Scholarship
    • K. Howles, M.D. Scholarship
    • Keith S. Morgan, M.D. Scholarship
    • Charles Alford, M.D. Memorial Scholarship
    • George Haik, M.D. Scholarship
    • Angela Christian, M.D. Memorial Scholarship
    • The George J. Waguespack/Arlie E. Ogle Memorial Scholarship
    • The Charlene Baker Memorial Scholarship
    • The Mary Giordano, MD, (‘56) Memorial Scholarship
    • The Daniel W. Beacham, MD, (‘43) Memorial Scholarship
    • The Bobbie A. Millet Scholarship
    • The Sandi Rottschafer Memorial Scholarship
    • Claude Medical Foundation Scholarships
    • Hotel Dieu Medical Staff Scholarships
    • Morris Sherman, MD Scholarship
    • Richard Vial, MD Memorial Scholarship
    • Dalton S. Oliver, MD Scholarship
    • John Foret, MD Scholarship
    • Shira Kansas, MD Memorial Scholarship
    • The Seese/Voors Memorial Scholarship
    • The Michael Connell, MD Memorial Scholarship
    • The Harry B. Caplan Memorial Scholarship
    • The Adatto Family Scholarship
    • Colin D. Goodier, MD (‘05) Memorial Scholarship
    • James A. “Buddy” Nobles, Jr., MD (‘06) Memorial Scholarship
    • Michael L. Wheelis, MD (‘87) Scholarship
    • Robert Edward Lee “Rob” Stuart IV Scholarship
    • Class of 1964 Scholarship
    • C.H. and Yamuna Narayanan Scholarship
    • The LSUHSC Foundation Past Chairmen Scholarship
    • The Southern Medical Association Medical Student Scholarship
    • The Kellogg Endowment Fund Scholarship
    • Scholarship Program for Students of Disadvantaged Background

Loan Funding Opportunities

  • The Student Emergency Loan Fund
  • The Joe Jones Emergency Loan Fund
  • The George S. Bel Medical Student Loan Fund
  • The Adolph H. Sellmann Memorial Emergency Loan Fund
  • The Mary Dworak Fasting Loan Fund

LSU medical school Awards

  • The Chancellor’s Award
  • The Dean’s Award
  • Medical Alumni Association Osler Award
  • Gerald R. Gehringer Award
  • Dascomb Award in Infectious Diseases
  • Henry Jolly Jr. Award in Dermatology
  • Gordon McHardy Award in Gastroenterology
  • ACP Internal Medicine Award of Excellence
  • Kornberg Award in Biochemistry
  • Physiology Award
  • Pharmacology Award
  • Herbert Rothschild Award (Pediatrics)
  • Stephen Osofsky Memorial Award (Pediatrics)
  • Bick Scholarship Award in Psychiatry
  • Gate-Mickal Award in OB/GYN
  • Orthopaedic Award
  • Otorhinolaryngology Award
  • Janet M. Glasgow Awards
  • Upjohn Award
  • Family Physician Award
  • Adamo Memorial Award in Neural Sciences
  • George S. Bel Memorial Award
  • Russell L. Holman Memorial Award
  • Carl F. Tucker Memorial Pathology Award
  • Hull-Akenhead Memorial Award
  • Munn Memorial Pediatric Neurology Award
  • Perez Memorial Award in Ophthalmology
  • Urban Maes Memorial Award
  • Buddingh Memorial Microbiology Award
  • Peter Graffagnino Memorial Award

Life at LSUHSC School of Medicine

The building for the School of Medicine was constructed at 1542 Tulane Avenue. Over the years the school has been expanded and many additions have been made to it. The School has residence halls, Student Center, Medical Education Building, Lions-LSU Clinics Building. Along with all this recently a Clinical Sciences Research Building has been established inside the Student Center. This research building consists of meeting rooms, simulation laboratories, procedure laboratories, procedure lounge, and lecture rooms. The School of Medicine is one component of the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans which includes Schools of Allied Health, Dentistry, Graduate Studies, Nursing, and Public Health. The campus has loads of facilities for its students and staff to make a lift at LSUHSC School of Medicine fun as well. There are facilities for aiding students in their studies as well as platforms and events to make them grow in their extra-curricular hobbies as well. Some of these facilities are:
  • Wellness Center

The Wellness Center promotes the well-being of students and staff of the institution. It consists of a handful of programs as well as equipment that promote a healthy routine and lifestyle. Services provided by the center are:
  • Lounge Area
  • Flat Screen TV’s
  • Locker Rooms equipped with Showers and Saunas
  • Cardio Equipment
  • Weight Area
  • Group Exercise Classes
  • Pilates Reformer Classes
  • Fitness Assessments by appointment

The hours for the center are:

  • Mon – Thurs: 6:30am – 8:30pm
  • Friday: 6:30am – 7:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:00am – 3:00pm
  • Sunday: Closed
    • Dining Services

Operating Hours:  Monday through Friday Tiger Den Café- 3rd Floor MEB 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM- Breakfast 11:00 AM- 1:30 PM- Lunch   Dental Café-1st Floor Dental Administration Building 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM- Breakfast 11:00 AM- 1:30 PM- Lunch   Atrium Coffee Kiosk – 3rd Floor MEB/AHN Atrium 7:00 AM -4:00 PM
  • Mailing Services

LSU Health provides mailing service inside the campus as well as outside through United States Postal Service. Mail pickup from the department is done from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from the central mailroom, the pickup is done from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. every day.
    • Housing

LSU Health provides top-notch facilities to its students for a living. Students who want to avail of campus housing need to send in an application after checking the eligibility criteria for attaining housing on the campus. This facility is provided on a first-come-first basis.

Rental Charges

Type of Accommodation Cost per Month
Stanislaus Hall Furnished Dormitory Suite $622
Residence Hall Single Occupancy, Furnished Dormitory $363
Residence Hall One Bedroom, Unfurnished Apartment $706
Residence Hall Two Bedroom, Unfurnished Apartment $968
Residence Hall Three Bedroom, Unfurnished Apartment $1,053


The residence halls are spread over 160,000 sq. feet and consists of 186 living units. These living units are apartments as well as dorm rooms which can be vacated by students or married couples. The apartments are unfurnished and consist of a kitchen range, a refrigerator, as well as a full bathroom. The dormitory rooms have a single bed, built-in chairs, desks, closet space, and individual drawers. The rooms share a kitchen bathroom and dining room. All tenants of the residence hall can access laundry and lobby and all rooms and apartments have network connectivity.

The Hall consists of the following types of living units:

    • One-bedroom unfurnished apartments
    • Two-bedroom unfurnished apartments
    • Three-bedroom unfurnished apartments
    • Single occupancy dormitory rooms
<h3STANISLAUS HALL This hall is spread over 6 floors and consists of 154 single rooms each consisting of:
    • Bed,
    • Wardrobe,
    • Computer desk,
    • Entertainment center,
    • Network connectivity, and
    • Desk chair.
Each floor has a kitchen, study lounges that have internet connectivity, and laundry rooms. The Hall has a Wellness Center as well which has cardio rooms as well as weight lifting rooms. The center is free for all students. Apart from these facilities the campus also has a parking facility, library, Medical Center Store, Campus Technology and Supply Store, Dental Bookstore, and Supply.

Student Organization

  • American Medical Student Association
  • Asian Pacific-American Medical Student Association
  • Christian Medical and Dental Society
  • Dermatology Interest Group Association
  • Emergency Medicine Interest Group
  • Integrative Medicine Interest Group
  • OB/GYN Interest Group
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Interest Group
  • SMILE (Students Make It a Little Easier)
  • Student Government Association
  • Student-run Homeless Clinics
  • Surgery Interest Group
  • Women in Medicine

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