The School of Medicine at Emory University

Medical School Admissions

Admissions Policies and Procedures

Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors, and procedures used in the admission process. Data appear as originally submitted by this school.

Students selected on the basis of scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities and personal qualities, without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, creed, veteran status, or national origin. Students apply via AMCAS, must have taken the MCAT within 4 years of matriculation, submit Emory supplemental application/fee, evaluation(s) and if invited, appear for an interview.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Dr. Ira K. Schwartz
Application fee $100
AMCAS application accepted Yes
Applications accepted June 1 (Begins)
October 15 Application deadline
Secondary application required Yes
Personal interview required Yes
Regular application acceptance notification October 25 (Begins)
March 15 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks) 2
Deferred entrance available Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due N/A
Early decision plan offered No
Early decision application period N/A
Early decision plan notification date N/A
Starting month (class of 2013-2014) July

Admissions & Enrollment

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Coursework Requirements

Average undergraduate GPA 3.67
Oldest MCAT considered 2009
Average MCAT scores 11.3 MCAT composite score
11.8 biological
11.4 physical sciences
10.8 verbal reasoning
Q writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology humanities
English behavioral science
organic chemistry demonstration of writing skills
inorganic (general) chemistry social sciences
physics general chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.B.A., M.D./M.P.H., M.D./M.A.
Combined college/M.D. program offered No
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program N/A
Combined college/M.D. program URL N/A

Medical School Academics

Program Offerings

AIDS internal medicine
drugs/alcohol abuse pediatrics
family medicine women’s health
geriatrics

Student/Patient Interaction

How often do first-year students come into contact with patients through the school curriculum? Frequently
Are there opportunities for first- or second-year students to work in community health clinics? Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during the course that teaches basic clinical skills (e.g., history taking/physical diagnosis)? Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during an introductory course aimed at introducing students to medical practice? Yes

Stress Relief Services Offered

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Services
expanded-hour gym access
peer counseling
professional counseling
religious support
support groups

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 4.1:1 – High
Full-time faculty 2,154
Part-time faculty 220
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 194
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 4
Full-time faculty in clinical program 1,960
Part-time faculty in clinical program 216

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $270.2
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 531
Principal investigators (PIs) 343
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 736

Teaching Hospitals

Primary teaching hospitals affiliated with this medical school where clinical teaching or training is carried out.

Hospitals
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Grady Health System
Emory University Hospital Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Emory University Hospital Midtown Wesley Woods Geriatric Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
The patient centered curriculum consists of 4 phases: Foundations, Applications (clerkships), Discovery (a supervised project), and Translation. Patient contact begins the first month; students enter the Applications phase in March of year 2. A society system provides for close student/faculty interaction over the entire 4 years, emphasizing professional development and life-long learning.

Medical School Ranking

#21 Best Research
#40 Best Primary Care

(1) Ranking by Specialties

#13 in AIDS

Research Ranking Scores

Score 62
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.9
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 4.1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $270.2
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $125.46

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 64
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.1
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.7
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 35.1% – Low

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.67
MCAT composite score 11.3
Acceptance rate 6.6% – Medium
Full-time faculty-student ratio 4.1:1 – High
Total medical school enrollment 531

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 531
In-state students 31.5%
Minority students 29.0%
Underrepresented minority students 11.9%
International students 2.6%
Non-traditional students 63.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Dean Bentley
Financial aid phone (404) 727-6039

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $45,000
Required fees $898
Room and board $24,804
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $129,501

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 84%
Students receiving loans 74%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 65%
Students receiving work study 0%

Medical School Residency

Residency Program Admissions (Class of 2011)

Graduates admitted to their first-choice residency program N/A
Graduates admitted to one of their top three choices of residency programs N/A
Most popular residency and specialty programs (2010 and 2011 classes)
anesthesiology obstetrics and gynecology
dermatology pediatrics
emergency medicine radiology – diagnostic
internal medicine surgery – general
neurology

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 35.1% – Low
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 32.2%