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Louisiana State University Shreveport School of Medicine
Louisiana State University Shreveport School of Medicine
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  • Year founded: 1969
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Louisiana State University Shreveport School of Medicine (LSU-Shreveport)
Allopathic Medical School
Shreveport
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  • SDN RANKING 3
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 3 66 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS - 0 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $20,146
  • Non - Resident Tuition $46,881
  • Application Fee $50
  • AVG MCAT 507
  • AVG GPA 3.7
  • LIZZYM Score 66.4

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Admissions Information

  • Student Admissions
  • 1501 Kings Highway
  • Shreveport 71130
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

It is a great time to be considering a career in medicine, and the School of Medicine in Shreveport is a great place to pursue your goal. A mature institution, our health sciences center comprises a School of Medicine, a School of Graduate Studies and a School of Allied Health Professions.

Curriculum

Years 1 and 2. Five full integrated core and basic knowledge courses occur in the first four months. Eleven system-based courses in the second half of year one and throughout year two follow. All are run by multi-departmental, multi-disciplinary teams of both clinical and basic science faculty. Each course combines the system-based knowledge for the particular system, (cardiovascular, pulmonary, neuroscience, etc.) and include introductory medicine course material, physical diagnosis skills, standardized patient and clinical patient exposures, plus the usual traditional knowledge based materials (anatomy, pathology, pharmacology, physiology, etc.). Most weeks have a thematic focus, which is triggered at the onset of the unit, and anchored at the end of the week, by clinical cases. Small groups, independent learning, computers/technology-assisted learning and problem solving are stressed. Years 3 and 4. The traditional newly integrated medicine-pediatrics-family medicine component involves both in- and out-patient experiences. A series of team-taught, core content, multi-disciplinary, acute and chronic illnesses are included. Departments have cooperatively developed core content, team teaching, small group discussions to include problem-solving components and optimized assessment strategies. The acute disorders include asthma and otitis (pediatrics and family medicine) and diabetes mellitus and hypertension (family medicine and medicine). Once the concepts are taught and utilized in this course, students follow patients and have recurrent exposure to these concepts in the Comprehensive Care longitudinal clinic to assure competence and retention of material, with preceptor assessments of their knowledge at patient visits.

Facilities

The permanent buildings of the school were complete in 1975 and are immediately adjacent and connected to the Louisiana State University Hospital Shreveport, licensed for 650 beds. School facilities include a Comprehensive Care teaching facility, designed to provide an environment where students may learn by active participation in the care of ambulatory patients and basic and clinical science buildings, which also house the Library. The cost of Construction was approximately $30.5 million. The University Hospital is the School's principal teaching hospital, but teaching and research are also conducted at the affiliated 450 bed Veterans Administration Medical Center and other regional affiliated hospitals. In 1995, researchers from the LSU Medical School in Shreveport occupied research laboratories on six floors of the new Biomedical Research Institute, constructed adjacent to the School of Medicine in Shreveport and leased by the medical center from the Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

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Positively 55
Negatively 6
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

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2.66 64

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How you think you did?

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8.29 49

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What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Get a new Dean- he is creepy + interviewers are discriminatory" More from this Member | Report Response

"Revise the official correspondence and make it less informal. It came off as very unprofessional. Also, correct the typos and mistakes." More from this Member | Report Response

"Get rid of the interview with Kennedy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Wonderful job! Very responsive to applicants!" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, I thought everyone was extremely friendly and accomodating." More from this Member | Report Response

"I would like packets of information about the school please." More from this Member | Report Response

"absolutely nothing. The entire staff is amazing! If you get invited to interview here do it because" More from this Member | Report Response

"No suggestions. Just Kudos!" More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Tell me about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for leisure or to relax?" More from this Member | Report Response

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"If, at the end of the semester, you are not in the top 20%, what do you do to improve your perfomance" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with not being at the top of your class in medical school, after being at the top in undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your friends say are your negative qualities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your best friend like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"More of a conversation that incorporated indirect questions from the interviewer throughout the dialogue. Everything flowed well and was not Question>Answer>Q>A..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty standard questions. More of a conversation than a question and answer session." More from this Member | Report Response

"What got you interested in the medical profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you study for the MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor? How did you find medicine as a career? Explain this experience and what prompted you to do it?" More from this Member | Report Response

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"I've read your file, but I want you to summarize it all for me in your own words. Highlight the things that are most important to you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go to med school? of course" More from this Member | Report Response

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"What are your hobbies, what do you enjoy doing to get away from school work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you end up living in Louisiana? (I grew up in NY state, my husband is in the military)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviews were more of a conversation, than being asked specific questions. I was surprised how relaxing the whole thing was." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do when school gets stressful? How do you chill out?" More from this Member | Report Response

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"What bad habits did you change to become a good student?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is unique about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where did you grow up? What are your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Start with your earliest memory and give me an autobiography of your life. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Why did you pick your undergrad? What kind of medicine are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have the necessary social network to get through med school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"when did you first realize you wanted to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

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"What has been your most difficult experience and how did you deal with it? " More from this Member | Report Response

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"what entertaining TV shows do you watch; what popular (as opposed to classical, I assume) books have you read" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What was your favorite gift you've ever given?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there one thing in your life you're especially proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if it were impossible for you to go to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What books have you read lately? We both happened to just have read the same book and were big fans of the author. This was asked b/c I mentioned reading as a hobby on my personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could invite any 5 people, living or dead, to dinner, who would you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a problem you see with regards to the current healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had unlimited money for 1 year, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was more of a conversation than a laundry list of questions so it's hard to pinpoint one. They were truly interested in getting to know each applicant so every interview ended up focusing on different things." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me honestly your mcat and gpa so I can know how hard I will have to fight for you? Name one thing about yourself that is unique (that no one else at the table can say about themselves)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you didn't do medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

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"What would it take for you to come to Shreveport?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None of the questions were out there. Got asked...fave book? what do you do when stressed? Tell me about this ___ experience (from AMCAS app)..." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you define the word ''Giver''?" More from this Member | Report Response

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"What is something unique about yourself that no one else here can identify with?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are three nationally recognized doctors?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How was it moving from a metropolitan area to rural Louisiana?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you eaten at the Black's Oyster Shop in Abbeville? *Imagine you're talking to one of your best friends*" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many times would you reapply before you gave up?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the thing you're most proud of that you've never told anyone about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you left-handed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you're accepted in New Orleans too, why would you come here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Were you at the game this weekend? (LSU-Oregon State where their kicker missed the PAT)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Kennedy asked what the best present everyone had ever given." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experience in the Bronx?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you can teach compassion?" More from this Member | Report Response

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"I see that all of your clinical experiences are with children. Convince me that you want to be a doctor and not a teacher." More from this Member | Report Response

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"What was your hardest cross country practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about Formula 1 racing and why you like it so much." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ever read any Kant? (I took a graduate philosophy class foolishly thinking it'd be easy) OR Ever been to Nick's bar in New Orleans?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What person most inspired or motivated you to pursue a career in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So you worked at a salvage yard I see?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me your earliest memory...Nothing before 5? Really?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of thought process led you to choose medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Starting at your first memory, give me a chronological history of your life. " More from this Member | Report Response

"what has been your greatest achievement?" More from this Member | Report Response

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"Do you expect something to prevent you from completing medical school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the biggest problems in the American health care system today?" More from this Member | Report Response

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"The interviewer attempted to lead me into a discussion on the folk music of my home country. He had recently attended a concert and was willing to talk about it." More from this Member | Report Response

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