Registration Now Open for Winter 2017 MINI MED SCHOOL!

Published January 5, 2017

Registration is now open for Mini Med’s Winter 2017 session.  

Launched in 2012, this popular program gives community members an insider’s view of the medical school as they learn from LSU Health Shreveport faculty. Classes start the evening of February 28th and continue every Tuesday through March 21st.

Cost for the Mini Med School is $40 and includes a white lab coat for each participant, or $20 for past participants.


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Winter 2017 Schedule

Tuesdays, 5:30 to 7 pm  

February 28, March 7,14, 21

Please register by February 21. Registration includes all dates. We hope you will join us each time or for as many as your schedule allows.



5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 28: LSU Health Shreveport in 3D
The first Mini Med session will give participants a behind-the-scenes look at LSU Health Shreveport, with Chancellor Dr. G. E. Ghali sharing the current state of LSU Health Shreveport and his goals for the future. Research is one of the primary missions at LSU Health, and Mini Med students will learn more on the exciting efforts of the health sciences center’s research program from Vice Chancellor of Research Dr. Chris Kevil, who will take them inside the 3D Print Lab and the Research Core Facility.


5:30-7:30 p.m. March 7: Technology and the Medical Student
Note extended time for this session.

Mini Med participants will get hands-on training in LSU Health’s Clinical Skills Center simulation lab, where technology replicates real-life medical situations. Participants will experience the role of both patient and doctor during this session, as well as learn suturing techniques. 


5:30-7 p.m. March 14: The Picture of Health
From diagnosis to treatment, imaging plays a huge role in almost every aspect of healthcare. Learn more about the impact and advancements in medical imaging from Dr. Horacio D’Agostino, Chairman of the Department of Radiology.  


5:30-7 p.m. March 21: CSI LSU Health Style
Be one of the first to go inside the North Louisiana Crime Lab and learn how it will advance forensic pathology training at LSU Health Shreveport. For this session students will meet at the crime lab, located at 1630 Tulane Ave.


If you prefer to pay by check, please make your check payable to LSUHS Foundation (memo: Mini Med) for $40 or $20 and mail to:

LSU Health Sciences Foundation

920 Pierremont Rd, Suite 506

Shreveport, LA 71106