Posted: Nov 30, 2011 10:53 PM by Jim Hummel
Updated: Nov 30, 2011 11:01 PM
Come July 2013, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette will serve as a satellite campus for LSU Medical School. It's part of a new partnership between the two universities. The program will offer an M.D. in three years as opposed to the traditional four.
"It's a different curriculum, a different program, and it will be strictly for students who want to get into primary care, because that's where they have the greatest need for doctors," said UL Lafayette Interim Vice-President of Academic Affairs Dr. Carolyn Bruder. "It's great for Lafayette, and I think it's a wonderful partnership between us and LSU."
Students will study at UL Lafayette and will be taught by faculty from both UL and LSU. Clinical rotations will be held at University Medical Center. The program will only be open for Louisiana residents.