The LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans opened its doors to discovery in October 1931. A unique component of the LSU System, it is Louisiana's flagship academic health center. Through its Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Allied Health Professions, Graduate Studies and Public Health, the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans educates the majority of the state's health care professionals - doctors, dentists, dental hygienists, dental laboratory technologists, nurses, certified registered nurse anesthetists, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, speech pathologists, audiologists, occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, medical technologists, rehabilitation counselors, research scientists and public health professionals, as well as health professions faculty.
The responsibility for educating each new generation of health care professionals is one LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans is exceptionally qualified to accept The faculty, many of whom are internationally recognized as authorities in their disciplines, have made lasting contributions to the body of scientific knowledge. Through their research productivity, they continually create new knowledge, becoming primary sources for the latest in both theory and practice.
Faculty have been at the forefront of medical advances, applying new-era techniques in the diagnosis and treatment of disease and injury. Yet high tech doesn't trump high touch - LSUHSC faculty care for their patients while caring about them. LSUHSC faculty, residents and students deliver health care to a wide range of patients, including the uninsured and medically underserved. Outreach programs span the state. LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans enjoys a proud tradition of service that begins with admission.
The quality of students is consistently superior. Admissions are competitive and each year the number of applications vastly exceeds the number of positions. For the most part, LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans students are Louisiana residents. By offering a high quality, affordable education, the Health Sciences Center is helping to keep Louisiana's best and brightest right here at home. Year in and year out, LSUHSC students rank in the top percentages of scores on boards and licensing exams, and typically exceed the national average in matching their first choice in the National Match.
A high level of academic achievement is more than a goal - it is the standard.
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