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History of the Health Professions Programs

Health Professions Programs

Under the administration of the Emory University School of Medicine, the academic health professional programs provide formal, undergraduate, and graduate-level education for a variety of health care professionals. As noted above, the School of Medicine is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education of the American Medical Association and by the Association of American Medical Colleges. The individual academic health program accreditations are described in each program section of this bulletin.

Emory's health professions programs have extensive community outreach programs. Students train in hospitals and within community agencies; as health care trainees, students provide services and often help establish programs through their training projects. In addition, programs of continuing and in-service education help professionals working in the field maintain and upgrade their skills.

In 1965, the Emory University Board of Trustees authorized the School of Medicine to grant the master of radiological health degree; in 1968, authorization was given for granting the master of medical science degree (MMSc), which superseded the original graduate degree and made many more programs possible. Options for several majors were soon developed.