Emory University School of Medicine

Emory University School of Medicine

About Emory University School of Medicine

Emory University School of Medicine is one of the best medical schools in the region, with a full-time faculty of over 2500 and 800 volunteer faculty members. The school receives around 9000 applications, with 143 allotted positions, which shows how competitive the university is. Diversity is very high too, with 57% being women and 69% being nontraditional, i.e. were out of college for a year before entering the school. The school boasts a 99% pass rate for the National Board Exam. The school has over 550 students and provides training to more than 1200 residents and fellows in 106 accredited programs. They also have 92 MD/Ph.D. students in NIH-sponsored Medical Scientist Training Programs. Emory University School of Medicine also offers a joint MD/MSCR degree, an MD/MPH degree in public health, MD/MA in bioethics. Around 250 medical faculty also train predoctoral bioscience researchers in eight programs. The physician assistant program is ranked third in the nation, and the physical therapy program is ranked 5th by the U.S News & World Report. The school of medicine received $355.7 million in the 2017 fiscal year as sponsored research and an additional $84.9 million in funds. This made it rank 19th in terms of funding. Therefore the school is known for its research and treatment in:

  • Infectious disease
  • Brain health
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Transplantation
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatrics
  • Renal diseases
  • Ophthalmology
  • Geriatrics

Emory hospitals and teaching hospitals were responsible for serving over 5.5 million patient service in 2017.

Mission Statement of Emory University School of Medicine

The Emory University School of Medicine ensures to provide the highest standards in education, patient care, and biomedical research. They have committed to recruit and develop a diverse group of students and innovate leaders who can lead the medical world for a better tomorrow.

The focus and objective are to:

  • Ensure ethical and professional standards
  • Advance the early detection, treatment, and prevention of disease
  • Conducting innovative and collaborative research and using it in the practice of medicine
  • Developing outstanding clinicians who are lifelong learners and provide the highest quality compassionate care
  • Provide outstanding education programs for medical and graduate students.


Emory University is accredited by the South Association of Colleges and Schools. The school of medicine is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education of the American Medical Association and the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Contact Emory University School of Medicine


Emory University School of Medicine

100 Woodruff Circle

Atlanta, GA 30322


Phone number: 404-788-3355

Diversity and Inclusion

Being a well-renowned university, the school has promised to ensure a climate of inclusion and equality for each and every student. The focus is on developing a diverse group of students who lead for innovation and medical advances throughout their lifetimes. The organizational culture promoted by the school is rich in life experiences that enhance the ability to deliver equitable and cross-cultural healthcare. The office of Faculty Affairs & Development ensures continuous support for students and alumni to cultivate a climate of inclusion within the School of Medicine.

For diversity

  • The whole university engages in systematic and focused retention activities to ensure diverse students and faculty
  • Programs are implemented at broadening diversity among qualified applicants
  • Celebration of diversity within the community to promote it
  • Institutional resources like scholarships funds and academic preparation assistance are provided for graduate students and trainees
  • Training programs for the importance of bias in recruitment, admissions, and promotion processes.

The goals of the school are to promote a culture of equity where diversity is of immense importance. To develop and retain those people, who are diverse. And to engage those diverse learners at the School of Medicine.

Emory University is impeccable in making sure the discrimination does not take place in any way, towards any particular group. The Emory University Office of Equity and Inclusion can provide assistance and take in any inquiries regarding issues of discrimination.

To promote Women in Medicine, the Emory Women’s Center is a forum for women’s intellectual, cultural, ethical, and spiritual life. The alumni of Emory University consists of a number of renowned women, who have been able to succeed only due to the importance given to diversity and the importance of the role women provide in medicine.

Departments and Centers

Basic Science Departments

  • Biochemistry
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomedical Informatics
  • Cell Biology
  • Human Genetics
  • Microbiology/Immunology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology

Clinical Science Departments

  • Anesthesiology
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family & Preventive Medicine
  • Gynecology/Obstetrics
  • Hematology/Medical Oncology
  • Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Radiology
  • Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Urology


  • Emory Vaccine Center
  • Transplant Center
  • Sleep Center
  • McKelvey Center


The school conducts an extensive program of teaching and research, with continuous extension in programs to areas beyond the bounds of traditional medicine. Emory University stands out due to its affiliations and a large patient population. The environment is perfect to surround the School of Medicine complex. Emory University offers MD, MD Dual Degrees, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy Dual Degrees, MMSc in Anesthesiology, MMSc in Human Genetics & Genetic Counseling, Physician Assistant, and many more.

  • The MD program requires at least three years of undergraduate education. If your degree is from anywhere than the United States or Canada, then the 32 semester hours of the required science coursework have to be completed from a regionally accredited U.S. or Canadian institution.
  • Students must also be able to show a high level of academic ability, with the average GPA being 3.7 and MCAT scores of 128-129.
  • The program requires an application fee of $120
  • The last date for submission is December 1
  • Face-to-face experiences with the patient-doctor relationship are highly advisable

The new curriculum offers even more to the staff and the students:

  • Future leaders are able to play leadership roles in their chosen fields
  • Physicians are committed to understanding all aspects and issues of patients in the community
  • Become lifelong adult learners
  • Be creative thinkers to achieve and attain what others cannot in the field of medicine
  • The curriculum is competency-based
  • Provides for the integration of basic and clinical science
  • Early introduction of clinical medicine and an increase in hands-on experience
  • Increasing flexibility throughout the four years
  • Reduces lecture times and promotes active learning

Application review process

Applications are reviewed from September to February. After this, selected applicants are contacted for an email. The application at AMCAS must be updated all the time with the correct information during this particular time. A personal interview is a necessity.

Division of Curriculum

The division of the MD curriculum is divided into four phases.

Phase 1 is the foundation of medicine and will last for around 18 months. Students begin with a 4-month “Healthy Human” module to study human physiology so they can start the clinical skills training with group activities to create a healthy environment. In the fifth month, students start to see real patients get hands-on experience. Side by side they start to study human disease in the foundation phase. This is done in systems-based blocks where students are provided with dissection tables to ease in the study. The grading criteria is done on a pass/fail basis for the first 18 months. Lastly, students are given two months to pass Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Exam.

Phase 2 is the application of medical sciences which will last for 12 months. Students will be provided core knowledge of the basic clinical medical and surgical fields and every student will complete the required hospital and patient rotations in various departments. The rotations will be done in one of the Emory-affiliated healthcare facilities listed throughout Atlanta.

Phase 3 is the discovery, lasting for 5 months. Students will conduct hypotheses-driven research under the direction of a faculty member. Students are advised to bring their core interests of the community, creative writing, and the public health into the project. The core focus during this phase will be on the project and project only.

Phase 4, the last phase if the translation of medical sciences, will last for 9 months, and will turn each student into a physician. Rotations will be done in the Emergency Medicine, ICU, and an internship is required in surgery or medicine. 

Emory University focuses on the clinical training of its student. From the start of their program, students are engaged in group activities to promote basic communication skills. Students also carry out physical examinations, where they are recorded and feedback is given to them. Patient simulators are available to stimulate patient care and allow students to get real-life experience. Team-training exercises are promoted throughout to help in the future as team management skills are increasingly important. Serving such a large number of patients, helps the student learn more and more in real-life situations.

This curriculum helps students by:

  • Cultivating a professional attitude and behavior
  • Take USMLE Step 1 earlier
  • Complete rotations before applying to residency programs
  • Grain hands-on exposure
  • Learn from the diverse faculty
  • Care for patients earlier
  • Develop team leadership skills
  • And prepare future leaders of medicine.

Fee Structure Emory University School of Medicine

Tuition and fee rates vary from year to year, with the 2018-2019 MD tuition rates as followed:

  • Tuition fee per semester; $25,000
  • Activity fee per semester; $92
  • Athletic fee per semester; $142
  • Immunization/Disability fee per semester; $125
  • Clinical Admin fee per semester; $75
  • Mental Health fee per semester; $80
  • Technology fee per semester; $50
  • Transcript fee for the 1st semester only; $70

Other costs are the cost of attendance which includes supplies, books, food and rent, utilities, etc. The estimate for the cost of attendance for a year is $83,000 of the MD program and can vary from program to program.

Financial Aid

Students are encouraged to apply for financial aid as soon as they start their application process. Once the university receives your information on FAFSA, documentation requirement emails will be sent and consideration will start to take place. The awarding of the notification begins by April 2018. This includes federal aid that is low-interest rate loans, work-study, and grants. Other are scholarships or grants and loans.

Student life at Emory University School of Medicine

To provide students with not just education, rather a whole experience of life, the university has provided many recreation activities for them.

Students will have access to two athletic facilities which include:

  • Dance studios
  • Indoor and outdoor tracks
  • Weights and cardio-fitness rooms
  • Rock climbing walls
  • Racquetball and squash courts
  • Indoor and outdoor tennis courts
  • Indoor volleyball and outdoor beach volleyball courts
  • Basketball courts
  • Indoor and outdoor Olympic-sized swimming pools

The students are active in the leagues of various sports such as football, soccer, softball, and volleyball. Other sports-related activities are provided too, such as rafting, hiking, climbing, camping, soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, tennis, and much more.

The campus life of Emory University School of Medicine

The campus dining provides various food court options. The Barnes & Noble Emory University Bookstore carries clothing and gifts Emory affiliated. The campus also is home to The Michael C. Carlos Museum, which holds more than 16,000 artifacts. The Campus Life Center (CLC) will open in 2019 located just a few steps from the School of Medicine. To help diversity, the Center for Women at Emory provides a gathering place for women for a lively discussion. It also offers a variety of programs on important topics too.

Dr. Najeeb Lectures

With the new curriculum made, the students will have to engage in active learning, and resources provided by the school might not be enough. This is where Dr. Najeeb’s Lecture can assist you. Firstly the introduction, Dr. Najeeb has been teaching students around the globe for 26 years in fields of medicine like dentistry, nursing, and pharmacy students in 190 countries. His lectures on USMLE Step 1 have a 98% success rate. The videos are in the format of a classroom, done on a whiteboard to give students a formal feeling. Where students are advised to make notes themselves. The lectures are well detailed, as Dr. Najeeb states that each student for him is at the start of his or her medical career. Therefore each and every level of education is provided from the basics to the difficult things. Reviews given by former and current students around the globe assure how effective Dr. Najeeb has been in providing an essential level of education to students, to assist with their school studies. Dr. Najeeb firmly believes that every student is different and any school, regardless of how good it is, cannot cater to every student’s individual needs. Therefore he offers an individual level of study, with new videos uploaded every week, on the go i.e. the mobile apps to help students whenever they might need his videos.


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