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LSU supervisor weighs in on Baton Rouge medical school campus

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LSU Medical School in New Orleans is set to create a satellite campus in Baton Rouge.
 
It's a move that has sparked concerns about the security of our own Shreveport medical school.
 
Dr. John George with the LSU Board of Supervisors weighed in on the changes with KTBS saying the funding for the new branch will be allocated from Lafayette to Baton Rouge.

"I think it's just a wake up call for us that we need continued support of our medical school and medical education in this region," said George.  
George compared the new Baton Rouge branch and it's relationship with the New Orleans campus to the Shreveport residency program in Monroe.

"I don't see a medical school being stood up there for many years, but it's still a first step. It's a platform just like when we set up the Biomedical Research Foundation here where hopefully if the funds do come in then they'll have more money to support a medical school and medical education in Baton Rouge," said George.

We reached out to chancellor Robert Barish of Shreveport medical school for a comment and have not yet heard back.

 

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