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Why Choose Emory?

Top 10 reasons to choose Emory:

  1. Emory is a destination University with strong partnerships with the CDC, Georgia School of Technology, the Carter Center, and the Global Health Institute
  2. US News and Worl Report Rankings:
  • School of Medicine
  • No. 22 overall, among research-oriented medical schools (2014
  • School of Medicine
  • No. 29 overall, among primary care schools (2014)
  • School of Medicine: Physician Assistant program
  • No. 4 (2012)
  • School of Medicine: Physical therapy
  • No. 7 (2013)
  • Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
  • No. 21 (2012)
  • Rollins School of Public Health
  • No. 6 (2012)
  • Department of Biomedical Engineering (with Georgia Tech)
  • No. 2 (2013)

3. Distinguished Faculty:

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    • 23 members of the Institute of Medicine
    • 5 members of the National Academy of Sciences
    • 12 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    • Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter
    • His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama
    • CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta
    • Former U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Jeffrey Koplan
    • Member of the Department of Health and Human Services agency panel

4. Emory Healthcare is largest and most comprehensive health system in Georgia.  Since 1905, Emory Healthcare has been at the forefront of medicine, putting cutting-edge interventional research and technology into lifesaving action.  Because of Emory's extensive network of cross-disciplinary relationships, patients and physicians have direct access to leading research, and students and researchers observe real-world applications for their studies and discoveries.

5. Emory Healthcare is the only health care system in Georgia to have hospitals ranked among the top 10 academic health systems in America for quality and accountability by the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC).  – Emory University Hospital (combined with Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital) ranked #2 and Emory University Hospital Midtown ranked #6.  UHC ranks only academic medical centers that typically treat more complex patients than most hospitals, making their top ten list of the 101 participants reflects the ultimate assessment of organizational performance in setting the standard in quality and safety

6. Emory University School of Medicine, a component of Emory's Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center, is ranked among the nation's finest institutions for biomedical education. The School of Medicine is located on the main Emory University campus in the Druid Hills section of Atlanta and in Emory-owned and affiliated medical facilities throughout metropolitan Atlanta and offers one of the largest postdoctoral training programs in the country. The Emory University School of Medicine Residency Training Program has more than 1,000 residents and fellows in more than 80 residency/fellowship training programs.

7.  Location, Location, Location :Emory's peaceful campus is part of the energetic Atlanta metropolitan area, which is home to more than five million people and a diversity of cultural, social, entertainment, shopping and recreational options.  We enjoy four distinct seasons with temperate weather most of the school year. Emory's one of the southernmost schools among the nation's top-ranked universities. Drive a couple of hours to the Smoky and Blue Ridge mountains, or take a half-day's road trip to Florida, Georgia and South Carolina beaches.  The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport provides ready global access. Dozens of countries maintain consular, trade or chamber of commerce offices in Atlanta.   

8. Emory's affiliates and partnerships offer an extensive variety of opportunities in clinical care, education, research and community service such as Grady Memorial Hospital, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta Veteran's Administration Medical Center, US Center for Disease Control and Prevention,  Wesley Woods Geriatric Center,  Sports and Spine Center and Hospital, Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science  Institute, Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education, Georgia Research Alliance  and Georgia Institute of Technology

9.  Emory's School of Medicine ranked 16th nationally in NIH dollars received, the school is known for its research and treatment in heart disease, cancer, neurosciences, transplantation, infectious disease, orthopaedics, renal disease, ophthalmology, and geriatrics. The  School of Medicine, a component of Emory's Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center, is ranked among the nation's finest institutions for biomedical education and offers one of the largest postdoctoral training programs in the country. with more than 1,000 residents and fellows in more than 80 residency/fellowship training programs.

10.  Atlanta and surrounding cities offer year round outdoor activities, cultural and sporting events, international cuisine and a relatively low cost of living compared to other large cities