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Mission Statement

Emory University School of Medicine conducts an extensive program of teaching, research, and service that involves 3,152 total full-time, part-time, and volunteer faculty members and 3, 202 total medical and academic health professions students and house officers. The school is continually extending its program into areas beyond the bounds of traditional medical education for the benefit of the student and society.

Medical education at Emory is enhanced by the presence of a large patient population and numerous affiliated and supportive agencies. Metropolitan Atlanta's 4.5 million people provide the breadth of experience necessary for a complete medical education. The medical complex surrounding the School of Medicine provides an excellent environment for medical education and research.

Mission Statement

The Emory University School of Medicine is a leading institution with the highest standards in education, biomedical research, and patient care.

We are committed to recruiting and developing a diverse group of students and innovative leaders in biomedical science, public health, medical education, and clinical care.

We foster a culture that integrates leading edge basic, translational, and clinical research to further the ability to deliver quality health care, to predict illness and treat the sick, and to promote health of our patients and community.

Our mission encompasses the following objectives:

  • Provide outstanding educational programs for medical and graduate students, and for training health care professionals.
  • Develop outstanding clinicians and investigators who are lifelong learners, who will provide the highest quality compassionate care, and who will serve the needs of their community and the world in the best traditions of our profession.
  • Conduct innovative and collaborative research and integrate this knowledge into the practice of medicine.
  • Advance the early detection, treatment, and prevention of disease.
  • Ensure the highest ethical and professional standards in all of our endeavors.