College Recruitment Activities
- Recruitment Visits: Recruitment visits are made to identify, recruit, select, and track talented disadvantaged students who have an expressed interest in medicine. CMHE staff make recruitment visits throughout the academic year to the state's undergraduate schools, including Southern, Dillard, Grambling, Xavier, USL, UNO, LSU, and Tulane.
- Admission Counseling: Year-round admission counseling, conducted at LSUHSC, provide information about the medical school application process and assist students with personal needs such as providing mock interviews and assistance with essay writing.
- Pre-medical Advisor Workshops: CMHE conducts pre-medical advisor workshops for college academic counselors, faculty, and administrators, strengthening their links with LSUHSC and giving them adequate information with which to advise students.
- MCAT Reviews: Annually, CMHE provides a comprehensive preparatory course for the April administration of the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). The MCAT review, for 40 disadvantaged students, is given by the Stanley H. Kaplan Educational Center, Ltd. and conducted at LSUHSC. Call 504-568-8501 for an application.
Below are the required courses for admission to medical school as well as recommended courses that will provide a strong foundation for the medical school curriculum.
- Chemistry – eight semester hours of general/inorganic chemistry with laboratory
- Chemistry – eight semester hours of organic chemistry with laboratory
- Physics – eight semester hours of general physics with laboratory
- Biology – eight semester hours of general biology with laboratory
- English – demonstrated proficiency in spoken and written English
Other Recommended Courses
- Selection from the following science courses are recommended; Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Comparative vertebrate anatomy, Computer sciences, Embryology, Histology, Mathematics, Microbiology, Molecular genetics, Physiology, Statistics (epidemiology)
- Selection from the flowing arts and humanities courses are recommended: economics, english, ethics, foreign languages, history, philosophy, public speaking, sociology