Shriners Hospitals for Children — Shreveport is proud of its role in medical education, through its affiliation with the Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Medicine and other institutions.
Education for residents and fellows has been integrated into numerous aspects of care at the Shreveport Shriners Hospital. Our physicians see it as an obligation to provide both optimal intellectual and hands-on education to residents, fellows and area students. Since the 1970s, residents from the adjacent LSU School of Medicine have actively rotated through our hospital as a course of their education. Over the years, our residency education has expanded to include the medical fields of orthopaedics, family medicine, neurosurgery, pediatrics, anesthesiology, neurology, and oral and maxillofacial surgery.
By maintaining relationships with medical teaching facilities, the Shreveport Shriners Hospital fosters an academic environment committed to providing high-quality medical care to all patients.
Additionally, we have clinical affiliations with local colleges and universities to provide education for nursing and allied health professionals, including the LSU School of Allied Health, Louisiana Tech University, Northwestern State University, University of Louisiana-Monroe, Louisiana Technical College and Panola College.
Our medical team participates in a variety of professional meetings and associations in order to share our expertise with active and aspiring medical professionals. Our physicians have presented at prominent conferences, including those of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA), the Louisiana Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (LAAAP), the Northwest Louisiana Pediatric Society (NWLAPS) and the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners (LANP).
Each fall, the Shreveport Shriners Hospital offers Helping Hands: We Care for Kids, a conference designed to benefit registered nurses and other health care providers in caring for children in acute care, outpatient, long-term, and community settings. Now in its 21st year, Helping Hands draws health care professionals from across the state seeking to advance their knowledge and improve the level of care at their respective institutions. To learn more, contact Debbie Font at 318-226-4267 or via email.