Louisiana State Medicine, New Orleans

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Website: http://www.medschool.lsuhsc.edu/
Phone: (504) 568-6262
Admissions e-mail: ms-admissions@lsuhsc.edu
Address: LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans
Student Admissions
1901 Perdido Street
Box P3-4
New Orleans, LA 70112

Program Information

  • Class start date: August 2018


  • Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
  • 4 years in length
  • Joint programs are available. Descriptions can be found here

Admission statistics

  • Total number of applicants from Louisiana in 2016: 757
  • Estimated number of new entrants: 200
  • International students are not eligible to apply

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Admissions Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • Degree: Bachelor's Degree
  • Required Courses
    • Biology (8 semester hours, with lab)
    • General/Inorganic Chemistry (8 semester hours, with lab)
    • Organic Chemistry (8 semester hours, with lab)
    • Biochemistry (3 semester hours, lab not required)
    • Physics (8 semester hours, with lab)
    • English (6 semester hours, both spoken and written English)
    • Statistics (3 semester hours)
  • Recommended Courses
    • biochemistry (strongly recommended)
    • cell biology
    • comparative vertebrate anatomy
    • computer sciences
    • embryology (developmental biology)
    • histology
    • mathematics
    • microbiology
    • molecular genetics
    • physiology
    • statistics (epidemiology)
    • economics
    • English
    • ethics
    • foreign languages
    • history
    • philosophy
    • psychology
    • public speaking
    • sociology

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  • Minimum grade/GPA: all coursework completed at a grade-level of C
  • Average grade/GPA of admitted applicants in 2016: 3.7

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  • Average score in 2016: 30
  • The MCAT must be taken no later than September 2017 to qualify for this application cycle. Scores must be from the most current version of the MCAT examination.
  • Oldest MCAT Scores considered: April 2015

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Supporting Documents

  • AMCAS application
  • Secondary application: LSU Secondary Application to School of Medicine
    • This will be provided after submitting the AMCAS application
  • Secondary application fee: $50
  • Letters of Recommendation: one from the school's pre-professional/pre-med advisory committee, or three from professors/teachers who have taught the applicant in didactic classes in science and math
    • Cannot be from one-hour lab courses or research instructors

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Evaluation criteria

  • To evaluate all applicants in three major areas: humanitarian qualities, overall excellence, and diversity of experience. For more information, click here


  • Interview invitations will be sent out from September 2016 on a rolling basis
  • Type of interview: traditional

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Timeline 2017-2018

  • June 1, 2017: AMCAS application becomes available online
  • Nov 30, 2017: Deadline to submit AMCAS
  • Jan 15, 2018: Deadline for secondary applications
  • Sept 18, 2017: Interviews begin
  • Oct 15, 2017: First acceptance notice
  • Nov 1, 2017: MD/PhD AMCAS Deadline
  • Dec 15, 2017: MD/PhD Secondary Application

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Tuition 2017-2018

  • Total Student Fee (Resident)- $31,375.45
  • Total Student Fee (non-Resident)- $61,114.49

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For information on financial aid, click here