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Catalog 2022-2023 
Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mission, Vision, and Values

Our Mission

The primary mission of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at Shreveport (LSUHSC-S) is to TEACH, HEAL and DISCOVER, in order to advance the well-being of the State, region, and beyond. LSUHSC-S encompasses the Schools of Medicine, Graduate Studies and Allied Health Professions in Shreveport.

To implement its mission, LSUHSC-S is committed to:

  • Prepare learners for careers in health care service, teaching and research using state-of-the-art curricula, methods, and facilities.
  • Provide a growing, diverse regional patient population with state-of-the-art clinical care, including a range of tertiary special services.
  • Achieve distinction and international recognition for basic science and clinical research programs that contribute to the body of knowledge and practice of science and medicine.
  • Utilize research and knowledge to support economic growth and prosperity of the region and State by engaging in productive partnerships with the private sector.
  • Foster a culture of diversity and inclusion that promotes mutual respect for all.

Our Vision

To be a preeminent academic medical center that transforms health and health care for a diverse population through compassionate and patient-centered care, technologically advanced education, and transformative research.

Our Core Values

  • Collaboration:  We work together to serve our institution, state, nation, and global community.
  • Compassion:  We treat others in a caring, empathetic manner and aim to prevent and alleviate human suffering.
  • Excellence:  We foster a lasting spirit of inquiry and creativity, leading to outstanding evidence-based health care, impactful research and scholarship, and superb teaching.
  • Innovation:  We cultivate an ongoing, cooperative process of discovery and translate knowledge for the benefit and service of humanity. 
  • Professionalism:  We act in accordance with the highest standards of integrity, ethical behavior, and exemplary moral character.
  • Respect:  We nurture free and open discourse, listen to new ideas, and value diverse perspectives, experiences, backgrounds, and talents.



LSUHSC-S General Faculty - July 29, 2021
LSUHSC-S Administrative Council - August 2, 2021
LSU Board of Supervisors - September 10, 2021