New App for LSU SOM Students! 

LSU Health AppThe LSU School of Medicine Companion App was designed to help the school manage our LCME accreditation site visit.  Students are required by the LCME to be familiar with multiple policies and services (needle stick policies, student health protocols, campus assistance, ombuds reporting, work hours, mistreatment policies, professionalism policies, diversity, emergency policies, etc.)  This is more than they can possibly remember, and these things are scattered across the Health Science Center and School of Medicine websites.  Therefore, we put all of this information and more in a single app for easy access.  The app includes 6 ‘buckets’: student services, directory of important numbers, policy and procedures, curriculum, clerkship information, and SGA and student organizations.  Most information is just 2 taps away once you open the app.  We have had good feedback from students so far, and we hope that the student technology committee will suggest improvements and updates in the future.

Faculty are also encouraged to get the app and it is available for free in the app store.  Search under “School of Medicine Companion” or “LSU Health Companion”.  You will need to use your LSUHSC email address and password in order to install it on your phone.  Discussion are ongoing for the development of a similar app for SOM faculty.  Stay tuned!