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Medical Specialties Thrive at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans

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LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, part of the Louisiana State University System, provides advanced medical training at several locations in Greater New Orleans. LSU Health Sciences is home to six schools, two patient care clinics and 12 centers of excellence, including epilepsy, ocular diseases and cancer.

Graduate students work toward their doctoral degrees in a number of technical fields such as biochemistry and molecular biology, neuroscience and genetics. The nursing program and family nurse practitioner path are among the school’s most popular programs, with more than 500 new nursing students enrolling each year.

LSU Health Sciences’ dental program trains professionals in highly specialized areas, including periodontics and prosthodontics, and more general courses of study, like dental hygiene, are open to undergraduates.

Through the LSU Healthcare Network, many professors teaching at the university “practice what they teach” by providing their services to private citizens who come from out of state in order to be seen by experts in various specialties and subspecialties. Beginning in 2015, doctors will admit patients in the University Medical Center, a $1 billion facility with 4​46 beds and state-of-the-art technology.

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