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The Doctor of Medicine Student Handbook is a reference for medical students and others seeking information concerning the formal administrative policies, rules and regulations of Emory University and the 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, student health, 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 read and abide by the regulations and policies within this handbook and within Emory University Publications.


OMESA supports Emory SOM students by processing service requests and inquiries regarding students’ academic work, and assists students with degree and enrollment verification certifications. We also coordinate the graduation process for all SOM commencement ceremonies, and manage data in the   PeopleSoft, VSAS, and AAMC student data systems. Please contact us at or call us at 404-727-5655.

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.