Medical Schools in Louisiana

Updated: June 6, 2020

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This blog lists the medical schools in Louisiana including their course requirements and admission statistics. It also outlines some features of the state which you should consider if you are applying to a medical school in Louisiana.

Louisiana offers urban and rural areas, a diverse population, and a rich cultural history, incorporating French and Creole influences, making it an ideal state to study medicine in. You can also enjoy the mild climate and many cultural, arts, and music events year-round!

Medical Schools in Louisiana:

Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans

Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport

Tulane University School of Medicine

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Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans

Established in 1931, Lousiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans' mission is "to educate medical students, residents, and other learners in an environment that nurtures intellectual curiosity, and that reflects the diversity of its community. The School of Medicine, striving for excellence in medical education, clinically relevant research, and healthcare delivery, partners with other LSUHSC schools, local health care systems, and community organizations, to provide a strong and supportive environment for learners and their faculty." New Orleans School of Medicine evaluates applicants in three major areas: humanitarian qualities, overall excellence, and diversity of experience." The following applicant qualities will be assessed for admission:

  • Academic factors such as recent grades and test scores within the last three years
  • The strength of the letters of evaluation from faculty from previous academic institutions of higher education
  • Impressions gained from personal interviews with members of the Admissions Committee
  • Employment history of the applicant and whether or not he/she had to work to go to college
  • Demonstrated history of leadership
  • Demonstrated history of community service
  • A qualitative and quantitative assessment of the extracurricular activities in which the applicant participated
  • Special honors that have been awarded to the applicant
  • Unique personal attributes of the applicant
  • Hobbies and other interests of the applicant
  • Socioeconomic background
  • Where geographically the applicant was raised
  • A strong motivation to practice in medically underserved areas of the state such as rural communities
  • Whether there were any factors in the applicant’s background that may have hindered him/her from achieving a higher level of academic achievement

Location: New Orleans, LA

Course Requirements

  • Chemistry: 8 semester hours with lab
  • Organic Chemistry: 8 semester hours with lab
  • Physics: 8 semester hours with lab
  • Biochemistry: 3 semester hours
  • Biology: 8 semester hours with lab
  • English: 6 semester hours 
  • Statistics: 3 semester  hours 

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  • Cell Biology
  • Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
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  • Histology
  • Mathematics
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  • Molecular Genetics
  • Physiology
  • Statistics

Admission Statistics

Average accepted MCAT: 74% percentile

Average accepted GPA: 3.68

Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport

The Lousiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport receives roughly 2800 applicants each year. It interviews approximate 300 students and accepts 150 applicants each year. In the near future, however, they hope to increase class size to 200. Their mission is to "teach, health and discover in order to advance the well being of the region and beyond. LSUHSC-S encompasses the Schools of Medicine, Graduate Studies, and Allied Health Professions in Shreveport."

Location: Shreveport, LA

Course Requirements

  • Biological Science: 12 semester hours
  • Chemistry: 12 semester hours
  • Must include at least 3 hours of Biochemistry lecture
  • English: 6 semester hours
  • Humanities: 12 semester hours

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  • Cell Biology
  • Histology
  • Microbiology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Immunology
  • Neuroscience
  • Genetics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Physiology

Admission Statistics

Average accepted MCAT: 505

Average accepted GPA: 3.7

Tulane University School of Medicine

Tulane University School of Medicine's mission is to "improve human health and foster healthy communities through discovery and translation of the best science into clinical practice and education; to deliver the highest quality patient care and prepare the next generation of distinguished clinical and scientific leaders." Established in 1845, the Tulane University School of Medicine is the 15th oldest medical school in the United States. Each year, approximately 600 applicants are interviewed for spots into the MD program.

Location: New Orleans, LA

Course Requirements

No specific course requirements

Recommended Courses

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Laboratory or Field Experiences
  • Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Expository writing
  • Statistics
  • Psychology
  • Genetics
  • Physics
  • Sociology
  • Biochemistry

Admission Statistics

Average accepted MCAT: 510

Average accepted GPA: 3.57

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