To ensure that medical school growth includes expanded opportunity, Ochsner has established an annual LSU Health Shreveport - School of Medicine scholarship for a graduating Xavier University student. The scholarship award covers the cost of tuition and fees for the entire four-year program. In 2019 the inaugural recipient was Baton Rouge native Sarah Bertrand, a Xavier University honors graduate in biology.
This partnership is but the most recent initiative in Ochsner’s rich heritage of training the next generation of healthcare providers. Each year, we train about 550 medical students and 300 residents, and over 600 allied health students complete a portion of their clinical training at Ochsner Health. Our partnership with LSU, combined with the UQ-Ochsner Clinical School, makes Ochsner the largest educator of physicians in Louisiana.