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Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans was established in 1931 by authorization provided in the charter of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College adopted in 1877. The original building was constructed at 1542 Tulane Avenue, adjacent to the Medical Center of Louisiana at New Orleans (Charity Hospital). Over the years, additions were added to the original structure, and new buildings were erected as the school expanded, including a Residence Hall and Student Center at 1900 Perdido Street, a Medical Education Building at 1901 Perdido Street, and the Lions-LSU Clinics Building at 2020 Gravier Street. A Clinical Sciences Research Building was recently opened as well as a new Student Learning Center which includes small group meeting rooms, procedure labs, simulation labs, lecture rooms and a computer lounge. A new residence facility, Stanislaus Hall, also was opened at 450 South Claiborne Avenue. A state-of-the-art fitness center is located within this facility. The School of Medicine is one component of the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans which includes Schools of Allied Health, Dentistry, Graduate Studies, Nursing, and Public Health.  Within the next few years, the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans is planning to establish campuses in Baton Rouge and Lafayette.

Ground-breaking for the new 424-bed, state-of-the-art LSU Hospital and Medical Center, which took place in the Spring of 2011, is now well underway, along with the new Veterans’ Administration 200 bed hospital.  Adjacent to the academic campus, the new LSU Hospital healthcare facility is being constructed along a new medical corridor on Canal Street, sharing a space with the new Veterans’ Administration Hospital. As part of this medical corridor, a new building, the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium has already opened. Thoughtfully conceived by a team of architects inspired by New Orleans neighborhoods, stylized elements of local architecture are translated to 21st century facades and interior spaces organized for efficient and optimum delivery of medical care and training of future physicians. Terraces, linked with water features inspired by the water that sustains life in New Orleans, provide respite for patients and families alike. Welcoming green spaces will frame the landscape of the clinical medical campus that stretches from Canal Street to Tulane Avenue. As part of the new medical corridor, a new Cancer Center has already opened on Tulane Avenue. Additionally, a multi-story building that houses the LSU Foundation was completed this past year.  Almost ready for occupancy is another multi-story building under construction on the academic campus that will house the Center for Human Development.  For more information:

LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans
Student Admissions
1901 Perdido Street
Box P3-4
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 568-6262
Email ms-admissions@lsuhsc.edu