Louisiana Tech graduates complete medical school at LSUHSC-Shreveport

Jun 14, 2016 | Applied and Natural Sciences, Engineering and Science

Thirteen recent Louisiana Tech University graduates have earned their Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degrees after graduating this spring from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in Shreveport.
Louisiana Tech gradssAll 13 of these students successfully gained admission to medical school upon graduation from Louisiana Tech, applying the skills and the quality educational and research experiences each of them received while at Tech.  Each graduated Louisiana Tech between the winter 2011 and winter 2012 quarters.
“The Department of Biology at Louisiana Tech fosters an environment that offers key advantages to medical school applicants,” said Dr. Kevin Hebert, a 2012 graduate of Louisiana Tech who will be doing his residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.  “Small class sizes and approachable world-class professors are two unique qualities Louisiana Tech provides. These characteristics were instrumental in learning a solid biology foundation needed to success in medical school and beyond.”
“We are very proud of all of these students who have successfully completed their medical school education and are now moving into their residencies,” says Dr. William Campbell, director of the School of Biological Sciences at Louisiana Tech.
The new M.D.s are listed below with their year of graduation and degree from Louisiana Tech, and their medical residency.

  • Alex Bellone (winter 2012 – biological sciences): Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Pediatrics
  • Courtney Bundrick (spring 2012 – biological sciences): University of Arkansas, Little Rock – Internal Medicine
  • Arthur Grimes (winter 2012 – biological sciences): University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City – General Surgery
  • Erin Haifley (winter 2011 – biological sciences): LSU Health, Shreveport – Medical Education
  • Christina Hayward (spring 2012 – biological sciences): Baylor School of Medicine – Internal Medicine
  • Kevin Hebert (spring 2012 – biological sciences): Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN – Urology
  • Dylan Jason (spring 2012 – biological sciences): UT Southwestern – General Surgery
  • Lauren McCalmont (spring 2012 – biomedical engineering): LSU Health, Shreveport – OB/GYN
  • Nick McDonald (spring 2012 – biological sciences): LSU Health, Shreveport – Medical Education
  • Frankie Pedigo (spring 2012 – biological sciences): University of Mississippi – Internal Medicine
  • Wesley Reeves (spring 2012 – biological sciences): Texas A&M – Anesthesiology
  • Megan (Carroll) Smalley (spring 2012 – biomedical engineering): LSU Health, Shreveport – Internal Medicine
  • Ashley Vorenkamp (spring 2012 – chemistry): University of Alabama, Birmingham – Internal Medicine