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Emory University School of Medicine

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Admissions Policies and Procedures

Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors, and procedures used in the admission process. Data appear as originally submitted by this school.

Emory carefully considers each individual and the varied components of every application. We are proud to have a student body that is socio-culturally, geographically, and intellectually diverse. We assess applicants for academic excellence, community service, leadership, clinical experience, research interests, and the spectrum of extra-curricular activities.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  Dr. Ira K. Schwartz
Application fee  $120
AMCAS application accepted  Yes
AACOMAS application accepted  No
Applications accepted  June 1 (Begins)
October 15 (Ends)
Secondary application required  Yes
Personal interview required  Yes
Regular application acceptance notification  October 25 (Begins)
March 15 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks)  2
Deferred entrance available  Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due  N/A
Early decision plan offered  No
Early decision application period  N/A
Early decision plan notification date  N/A
Starting month (class of 2015-2016)  July

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Course Work Requirements

Median undergraduate GPA  3.72
Oldest MCAT considered  2011
Median MCAT Scores  34 MCAT total score
11 verbal reasoning
11 physical sciences
11 biological sciences
P writing
Required undergraduate course work
biology humanities
English behavioral science
organic chemistry demonstration of writing skills
inorganic (general) chemistry social sciences
physics general chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered  M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.B.A., M.D./M.P.H., M.D./M.S., M.D./M.A.
Combined college/M.D. program offered  No
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program  N/A
Combined college/M.D. program URL  N/A

* Medical School Admissions details based on 2013 data

Medical School Academics

Program Offerings

AIDS internal medicine
drugs/alcohol abuse pediatrics
family medicine rural medicine
geriatrics women's health

Student/Patient Interaction

How often do first-year students come into contact with patients through the school curriculum?  Frequently
Are there opportunities for first- or second-year students to work in community health clinics?  Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during the course that teaches basic clinical skills (e.g., history taking/physical diagnosis)?  Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during an introductory course aimed at introducing students to medical practice?  Yes

Stress Relief Services Offered

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

expanded-hour gym access
peer counseling
professional counseling
religious support
support groups


Full-time faculty-student ratio  4.0:1
Full-time faculty  2,210
Part-time faculty  270
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  189
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  6
Full-time faculty in clinical program  2,021
Part-time faculty in clinical program  264

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $228.0
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  487
Principal investigators (PIs)  318
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  729

Teaching Hospitals

Primary teaching hospitals affiliated with this medical school where clinical teaching or training is carried out.

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Grady Health System
Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Emory University Hospital Wesley Woods Geriatric Hospital
Emory University Hospital Midtown

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum

Emory's innovative integrated curriculum enables highly motivated,gifted and ethically sensitive adults to become superb physicians. The competency-based curriculum mixes traditional education with clinician-supervised Small Groups that meet throughout the curriculum; this facilitates development of professionalism, leadership,clinical excellence,scientific curiosity,and life-long learning skills.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  140
Step 1: Percent passing  99%
Step 1: Average score  232
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  126
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  100%
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  252

Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA)

Level 1: Number examined  N/A
Level 1: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 1: Mean 2-digit score  N/A
Level 2-CE: Number examined  N/A
Level 2-CE: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 2-CE: Mean 2-digit score  N/A
Level 3: Number examined  N/A
Level 3: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 3: Mean 2-digit score  N/A

* Medical School Academics details based on 2013 data

Medical School Ranking

Research Ranking Scores

Score  62
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  3.9
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  4.1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $228.0
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $103.18

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  55
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.9
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.7
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  37.3%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.72
MCAT total score  34
Acceptance rate  6.8%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  4.0:1
Total medical school enrollment  550

* Medical School Ranking details based on 2013 data

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Dean Bentley
Financial aid phone  (404) 727-6039



Full-time: $48,700

Required fees  $1,054
Room and board  $23,952
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $146,268

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  74%
Students receiving loans  60%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  54%
Students receiving work study  0%




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