The Emory School of Medicine offers one of the largest postdoctoral training programs in the country. The Emory University School of Medicine Residency Training Program has more than 1,000 residents and fellows in more than 80 residency/fellowship training programs. These programs are recognized toward the fulfillment of the requirements of the respective specialty certification boards. The residency training program and its affiliated hospitals participate in the National Residency Matching Program and offer over 200 first-year positions.
Emory University School of Medicine, a component of Emory's Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center, is ranked among the nation's finest institutions for biomedical education. The School of Medicine is located on the main Emory University campus in the Druid Hills section of Atlanta and in Emory-owned and affiliated medical facilities throughout metropolitan Atlanta.
The School of Medicine's three-part mission encompasses teaching, scholarship, and service. Its wide-ranging educational and training programs include medical students, graduate students, residents, fellows, postdoctoral students, and students in the allied health professions. In 2006, the School received 49 applications for each first-year position. In addition to 455 medical students, the school trains more than a thousand residents and fellows in 74 accredited primary care and specialty medicine programs. It also includes 61 MD/PhD students, including some in a joint program with the Georgia Institute of Technology. The MD/PhD program is one of 34 selected for sponsorship by the National Institutes of Health. Students also may earn the MD/MPH degree or the Master of Science in Clinical Research degree through joint programs with the Rollins School of Public Health. Six allied health programs train 390 students. Allied health programs include a physician assistant program ranked third in the nation by US News & World Report and a physical therapy program ranked eighth. Nearly 7,000 physicians and other health care professionals come to Emory each year to participate in one of the nation's largest and most successful continuing medical education programs.
Medical education at all levels emphasizes problem solving within the context of excellent patient care, advanced biomedical research, preventive medicine, and ethical concerns. Graduates of Emory School of Medicine are trained to become leaders in medicine and science. Ongoing changes in the curriculum are designed to help students become active and independent learners and thinkers - skills they will need to deal effectively, efficiently, and humanely with the multiple challenges that will confront them as physicians in the 21st century. Atlanta's large and diverse patient population, combined with Emory's extensive research facilities, provide an excellent environment for a complete medical education. National public health organizations located nearby, such as the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Cancer Society, and The Carter Center, also provide special educational opportunities. Distinguished faculty members who are dedicated to their clinical and research areas of expertise, yet committed to a close, interactive relationship with students, provide the foundation of the School of Medicine's teaching programs. Faculty include 1,804 full-time members and 997 volunteer members.
Emory School of Medicine is renowned as a premier research institution. The school received $292.2 million in research funding in 2005-2006, and now ranks 19th among all US medical schools in total NIH research support. Among Emory's extensive research facilities are the Woodruff Memorial Research Building, the Rollins Research Center, the Winship Cancer Institute, the Biomedical/Dental Building, the vaccine research center, and the Whitehead Memorial Research Building. Emory medicine is well known for its pioneering treatment and research in specialty areas, including cardiovascular diseases, cancer, renal diseases, ophthalmology, and geriatrics. As clinicians in Emory's seven owned or affiliated teaching hospitals, faculty members are responsible for 2,975 hospital beds and more than 2.2 million patient encounters annually. Emory Healthcare is the clinical arm of the Emory University Woodruff Health Sciences Center. As the largest, most comprehensive health care system in Georgia, Emory Healthcare includes The Emory Clinic, Emory Children's Center, Emory Medical Affiliates, Emory Specialty Associates, Dialysis Access Center of Atlanta, Emory Genetics Laboratory, Emory Medical Foundation, Emory Physical Therapy, Emory University Hospital, Emory Crawford Long Hospital, Wesley Woods Center, the jointly owned Emory-Adventist Hospital, and the jointly-owned Emory Johns Creek Hospital. Emory Healthcare has revenues of $1.5 billion and approximately 10,000 employees.
Emory doctors also operate within Grady Health Systems, one of the the Southeast's largest & busiest Emergency Care facilities. Grady Memorial Hospital (pictured above) treats over 100,000 emergency cases per year and an average 300 per day.
Emory University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master's, education specialist's, doctorate and professional degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Emory.