The Emory Medical School curriculum leading to the MD degree is divided into four phases:
- Phase 1: Foundation of Medicine. This phase provides students with the core knowledge of medical science.
- Phase 2: Application of Medical Sciences. This phase provides students with core knowledge of the basic clinical medical specialties.
- Phase 3: Discovery. This phase is a structured time for students to concentrate in a specific area of interest, such as basic or clinical research, public health, community development, medical ethics, or other areas.
- Phase 4: Translation of Medical Sciences. This phase prepares the student for the transition to physician. Rotations as a Sub-Intern; advanced clinical work in an ICU; experience in the Emergency Department; and a final Capstone Course are required.