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Admission to Practice

The Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States (FSMB) and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) have established a single, three-step examination for medical licensure in the United States called the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). USMLE consists of Step 1, Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK), Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS), and Step 3. Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 2 CS are administered at test centers established by the National Board of Medical Examiners. Step 3 is administered by the individual medical licensing authorities of the United States and its territories.

Degree Requirements

To be eligible for the degree of doctor of medicine a student must:

  1. Have credit for four academic years.  For all degree programs, the majority of required credits for graduation must be earned at Emory University School of Medicine.
  2. Have a satisfactory standing in all courses required for the degree; and
  3. Be of good moral character.

The judgment of the faculty as to the fitness of an applicant for the degree is based not on scholastic achievement alone but also upon knowledge of character, health, general attitude, and professional conduct as well as adherence to all policies of Emory University and the Emory School of Medicine.