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Images of Our Past
First Medical School Graduation

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1973 Senior Class composite
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Program for the first commencement in 1973
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Frank Peter Brinkman, III (3rd from left) of Jacksonville, Texas, is the first graduate to receive his diploma. Also pictured is Edgar Hull, M.D., founding Dean of the LSU Medical Center School of Medicine in Shreveport (2nd from left).
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This Shreveport Times article dated May 27, 1973 features Drs. Martha and Harold Gautier, Jr., who were married three weeks before entering medical school together in 1969. Martha Gautier was the only female student in this first graduating class.

Access the previous installment, Images of our Past: First Freshman Medical School Class.