Tulane University School of Medicine Satellite CampusBaton Rouge General and Tulane University School of Medicine (TUSOM) established the Baton Rouge satellite campus in the summer of 2010. The Baton Rouge satellite campus of TUSOM houses the Baton Rouge LEAD (Leadership, Education, Advocacy, and Discovery) Academy. Based conceptually on the nation’s best teaching hospital models, which partners community hospitals with medical schools to enhance education and research, the Baton Rouge LEAD Academy is an innovative program in which Tulane medical students reside in the Baton Rouge area, work side by side with community physicians as mentors and highly skilled teaching faculty to complete their third and fourth years of medical training.
Based at the General's Mid City hospital, the Baton Rouge LEAD Academy offers unique clinical experiences in a wide variety of settings around the capital city. This type of experiential learning, combined with Tulane’s leading-edge computer simulation laboratories provide innovative training experiences for future physicians. The LEAD Academy also facilitates educational opportunities in the public health arena through rotations in healthcare policy and operations with various state agencies and healthcare organizations in Louisiana. In addition, interdisciplinary education and training occurs with the Baton Rough General nursing students and students from the University of Louisiana at Monroe College of Pharmacy, who also share the Baton Rouge General campus.