Doctor of Medicine Student Handbook


The School of Medicine Student Handbook is a reference for medical and academic health students and others regarding the administrative policies, rules and regulations of Emory University and the Emory University School of Medicine. In addition, this Student Handbook contains procedural policies for areas such as admissions, academic and professional standards, progress and promotion, financial aid, student organizations, disability insurance, academic and personal counseling, and student health.

It is the responsibility of each student enrolled in the Emory University School of Medicine to understand and abide by the regulations and policies within this handbook and within Emory University Publications.

Emory University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master, education specialist, 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.

The Emory University School of Medicine MD Program is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). Current accreditation standards and additional information is available at

Part I: Professional Conduct

Part II: Policies

Part III: Medical Education and Student Affairs Personnel and Functions

Part IV: Student Resources

Part V: Academic Integrity, Regulations, Procedures and Requirements for the M.D. Program

Part VI: Student Resources Specific to the M.D. Program