Doctor of Medicine Student Handbook

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Introduction

The School of Medicine MD Student Handbook is a reference for medical 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 www.lcme.org

PART I: Professional Conduct

SECTION 1: Expectations

Standards of Dress and Appearance

Use of Social Media

SECTION 2: Emory University School of Medicine Conduct Code

Basic Expectations/Inherent Authority

Conduct Procedures

Student Conduct Hearing Boards

PART II: Policies

SECTION 1: Emory University Policies

Policy 1.3 Equal Opportunity and Discriminatory Harassment

Policy 8.2 Sexual Misconduct

Policy 8.8 Alcohol and Drug Abuse Policy

Policy 8.9 Student Vehicle Use Policy

Policy 10.12 Student Complaints

Travel Policies

University-Student Relations

SECTION 2: School of Medicine Policies

Clinical Placement Reassignment and Schedule Changes

Consensual Teacher - Student Relationships

Criminal Background Checks and Drug Testing

Entering Medical Student Health and Immunization Requirements

Industry Relations

Involuntary Withdrawal and Readmission

Maintaining Academic Eligibility for Financial Aid

Mandatory Health Insurance

Personal Recordings

Research Studies Involving School of Medicine Students as Subjects

Separation of Roles

Student Agreements, Consents, and Releases

Student Mistreatment

PART III: Medical Education and Student Affairs Administrative Units

SECTION 1: Executive Associate Dean

SECTION 2: OMESA (Office of Medical Education and Student Affairs)

OMESA Administration Deans

Medical Education

Emory Center for Experiential Learning (ExCEL)

Student Affairs and Enrollment Services

Clinical Education

Admissions

Financial Aid

Costs of the MD program
Applying for Financial Aid
Types of Financial Aid
Tuition Refunds
Resources/Helpful Links

Registrar

Registration, Cancellation, and Withdrawal
Student Records
Access to Student Records
Requesting Certified University Transcripts

Multicultural Medical Student Affairs

PART IV: Student Resources

SECTION 1: Access, Disability Services and Resources

SECTION 2: Infection Control Protocols

SECTION 3: Parking and Transportation

SECTION 4: Safety and Security

SECTION 5: School of Medicine Information Technology Services (SOMITS)

SECTION 6: Student Health

SECTION 7: Student Insurance

SECTION 8: Student Life

SECTION 9: Student Portal

SECTION 10: Use of School of Medicine Building

SECTION 11: Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library

PART V: Academic Integrity, Regulations, Procedures and Requirements

SECTION 1: Academic Integrity

Emory University School of Medicine Honor Code

The Medical Student Council on Honor

Student Representatives

Faculty Representatives

The Hearing

Decisions and Penalties

Decision of the Dean of the School of Medicine

Amendments to the Honor Code

SECTION 2: Attendance

SECTION 3: Absences

SECTION 4: Leaves/Interruption of Medical Education

SECTION 5: Student Assessment and Grading

SECTION 6: Grade Appeals

SECTION 7: Remediation

SECTION 8: Graduation Requirements for the MD Degree

SECTION 9: Progress and Promotions

Promotional Guidelines and the Progress and Promotions Committee

Foundations Phase

Application, Discovery, and Translation phases

SECTION 10: National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Subject and United States Medical Licensing (USMLE) Examinations

SECTION 11: Honors

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

SECTION 1: Academic Assistance

SECTION 2: Career Advising

SECTION 3: Society System

SECTION 4: Supplies