Headquartered in the growing New Orleans Medical Corridor, Tulane University School of Medicine has a wealth of facilities across New Orleans and Baton Rouge.
Baton Rouge Campus
Tulane School of Medicine and Baton Rouge General Medical Center opened Tulane's Baton Rouge clinical campus in the Spring of 2010. Students in the LEAD (Leadership, Education, Advocacy, and Discovery) Program have unique opportunities to participate in governmental and administrative activities involving health programs for the state of Louisiana.
Experienced community physicians serve as teachers, mentors, and role models at this satellite campus. This curriculum includes a valuable longitudinal ambulatory care experience, typically not offered in a traditional program. Students also have the unique opportunity to participate in rotations in healthcare policy and operations with various state agencies and healthcare organizations. Interdisciplinary education and training occurs with the Baton Rouge General nursing students and students from the University of Louisiana at Monroe College of Pharmacy, also sharing the Baton Rouge General campus.
Student Run Clinics
Fleur de Vie NOLA East Clinic
Fleur de Vie NOLA East is a student-led clinic hosted at NOELA Community Health Center. Our clinic uniquely offers specialty care that includes Hematology, Endocrinology, Nephrology, Cardiology, Hepatology, Neurology, and Gastroenterology. After seeing a patient, teams will present to the attending physician and work together to develop their assessment and treatment plan.
Common Ground Health Clinic
Common Ground Health Clinic is a nationally recognized patient-centered medical home in New Orleans. The clinic provides primary, integrative, and educational services to over 400 patients each month at their location in Algiers on the West Bank. With a strong mission statement reading “Solidarity NOT Charity”, Common Ground is committed to helping meet the primary care needs of the uninsured and under-insured members of our community. Their in-house services include primary care, social work, wellness education, counseling and medical interpreting in Spanish and Portuguese.
Grace House, a partner of the Bridge House rehabilitation center, provides both long and short-term residential treatment programs for women with drug and alcohol addictions, regardless of ability to pay. This newly established student-run clinic (operating since February, 2012) currently provides these women with their state-mandated intake physicals, prescriptions, and out-of-clinic referrals. Findings are presented to an attending physician (from the OB/Gyn department at Tulane) for help forming an assessment and treatment plan for each patient.
Ozanam Inn is a homeless shelter located in the Warehouse District. Ozanam Inn Student-Run Clinic is a partnership with Ozanam Inn to improve access to health care for the diverse and underserved population in New Orleans. Our clinic provides in-house clinical services including primary care, TB testing, HIV testing, and flu vaccination, and as well as referrals for specialized care.
Fleur de Vie Ruth Fertel Clinic
Fleur de Vie Ruth Fertel Clinic operates jointly with Access Health Louisiana at Ruth U. Fertel/ Tulane Community Health Center to deliver primary care to an underserved patient population. Fleur de Vie is committed to two goals: providing affordable high-quality primary care to our community, and creating hands-on innovative learning environments for medical and allied health students. This clinic offers check-ups, health screenings, physicals, and patient education and is currently rolling out HIV testing and counseling. We also have Spanish interpreting services available.
Started at Tulane in 1999, Bridge House Wednesday clinic provides medical care for men with drug and alcohol addictions who have entered Bridge House’s long-term residential treatment program. The students perform full histories and physicals exams while also coordinating follow up care, referrals, in-house consults, prescription medications, and other clinical needs. Additionally, Bridge House provides HIV and TB testing and counseling to patients in conjunction with the Wednesday clinic.
Bethel Colony South TB Clinic
Bethel Colony South TB Clinic is located at a drug rehabilitation center sponsored by the Bethel Colony South Transformation Ministries. Men make a six-month voluntary commitment to live at the rehabilitation center in order to overcome drug and alcohol addictions. In order to stay at the center, the men must be tested for TB by Tulane medical students at the clinic. PPD tests are administered on Mondays and read on Wednesdays, and all positive test results are referred to the Wetmore Clinic.