Baton Rouge Branch Campus Medical Student Curriculum

LSU medical students have done clinical clerkship rotations in Baton Rouge for over 25 years. Rotations in internal medicine, surgery, and obstetrics/gynecology were originally located at Earl K. Long Medical Center, the state-owned public hospital in Baton Rouge. Earl K. Long hospital closed in 2012 and our programs moved to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center (the largest hospital in the state), and Woman’s Hospital (the obstetrics and gynecology program). This has resulted in a tremendous opportunity for growth in medical education. A state of the art medical education building was completed in 2014. In 2014-15, the medical school initiated junior and senior clerkships in pediatrics, psychiatry, and neurology. All required clerkships are in place, so LSU School of Medicine - New Orleans medical students may choose to complete all required rotations at the Baton Rouge branch campus. Additional students from New Orleans also rotate in Baton Rouge for their internal medicine, surgery, and obstetrics/gynecology clerkships.

In addition to offering all required rotations in the third and fourth year, numerous fourth year electives are offered through our clinical departments.  A sample of third and fourth year course offerings is listed below. 


Third Year Course Offerings

Required Clerkships

  • Medicine 300

  • Surgery 300

  • Pediatrics 300

  • Neurology 300

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology 300

  • Family Medicine 300

  • Psychiatry 300

Fourth Year Course Offerings

Required Courses

  • Critical Concepts

  • Primary Acting Internships in Internal Medicine, OBGYN, Pediatrics and Surgery

  • Secondary Acting Internships in Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry, OBGYN, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Surgery


  • Electives in Anesthesia, Radiology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dermatology, Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry and OBGYN