Filed in HBCUs on October 16, 2020
Historically Black Grambling State University in Louisiana has entered into a partnership with Louisiana State University Health’s Shreveport School of Medicine. The agreement represents the desire of both parties to increase the number of African American students from historically Black colleges and universities in Louisiana who apply to the LSU Health Shreveport School of Medicine.
The Guaranteed Interview Program attests that Grambling State students who meet specified criteria will be invited to interview with the admissions committee of the LSU Health Shreveport School of Medicine.
“The mission of Grambling State University has always been to create opportunities that facilitate scholarly advancement,” said Grambling State University President Rick Gallot, Jr. “The memorandum of understanding with LSU Health Shreveport creates a seamless pathway for our students to pursue advanced degrees in the medical sciences.”
G.E. Ghali, chancellor of LSU Health Shreveport, added that “this landmark agreement provides LSU Health Shreveport an opportunity to propel our message that every student belongs to our learning communities, and it further helps us increase the percentage of African American students who apply, matriculate, and ultimately graduate from our institution.”