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Qualified LSUS Students Guaranteed Admission Interviews For LSU Health Shreveport Med School

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MED SCHOOL INTERVIEW MOU - LSU Health Shreveport School of Medicine has signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with LSU Shreveport for a program which will guarantee that eligible LSUS students will receive an admission interview with the School of Medicine.

At the official signing ceremony yesterday afternoon, LSUS Chancellor Larry Clark said the MOU gives many underprivileged students who meet the academic requirements a better chance at pursuing the medical profession.

“The fact that there’s going to be a guaranteed interview program for very high performing students that would be in our pre-med students, to qualify for an interview, that’s just absolutely huge for these students,” Clark said.

Dr. David Lewis, Dean of the LSU-Health Shreveport School of Medicine and Interim Chancellor (Left) and LSUS Chancellor Larry Clark (Right) signed a memorandum of understanding to guarantee qualified LSUS students admissions interviews for medical school.
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Dr. David Lewis, Dean of the LSU-Health Shreveport School of Medicine and Interim Chancellor (Left) and LSUS Chancellor Larry Clark (Right) signed a memorandum of understanding to guarantee qualified LSUS students admissions interviews for medical school.

David Lewis, Dean of the LSU-Health Shreveport School of Medicine and Interim Chancellor, who graduated from LSUS added that the memorandum provides a quicker pathway for LSUS students to be considered for med school.

“The students that come from this institution are outstanding,” Lewis said. “We have always done our best to get them in and get them interviewed but this will even expedite that process going forward.”

Student requirements for the Guaranteed Interview Program eligibility include a 3.5 GPA, a score of 504 on the Medical College Admissions Test and good disciplinary standing at LSUS.

Chuck Smith brings more than 30 years' broadcast and media experience to Red River Radio. He began his career as a radio news reporter and transitioned to television journalism and newsmagazine production. Chuck studied mass communications at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia and motion picture / television production at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has also taught writing for television at York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina and video / film production at Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport.