Noteworthy Items


Family Medicine Dermatology Workshop

View our faculty's recent publications Here.

Grants Awarded to the Department

The Department held it's first Leadership Retreat on Friday, October 2, 2015. Click here for a summary of the retreat.

CME Faculty Development Material

Information for Students on Loans and Scholarships in Louisiana

Clinical Services

Click here to view the clinical services provided by the Department of Family Medicine


Members of the department's administrative staff are listed here.

Welcome to the Department of Family Medicine

The LSU Department of Family Medicine is doing well. Our curriculum is stronger than ever, with the addition of dynamic physician teachers and hands-on workshops. Student interest in Family Medicine is on the rise. I am proud to say that 18 graduating LSU seniors chose Family Medicine for their residencies, and all but three of them chose to stay in Louisiana for their training. In addition all four of our residency programs in the state filled their available slots in the Match.

Speaking of our residency training programs, they continue to grow, as we add new faculty members and enhance training opportunities. We now have 80 residency positions among our programs in Bogalusa, Kenner, Lafayette, and Lake Charles, in addition to our Geriatric Medicine fellowship program in Lafayette.

This is a very exciting time for our department!

Mary Thoesen Coleman, MD, PhD

Bernard and Marie Lahasky Professor and Chairman
LSU Department of Family Medicine
Director of Rural Education, Community Health




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On Monday, September 16 approximately 40 first and second year medical students attended the first FMIG meeting at LSUHSC-New Orleans. See more here:



Family Medicine Departmental Mission Statement

The Department of Family Medicine aims to train family physicians to provide high quality, relationship-centered, comprehensive, and continuing healthcare for all the people of Louisiana. The Department of Family Medicine at LSU School of Medicine employs multiple sites at which faculty, residents, and students teach, learn and practice family medicine. The department seeks to enhance medical undergraduate and resident graduate education in family medicine, research and service through deliberate collaborative work with each other and with communities and community organizations to improve health care teaching and learning, practice, and delivery.