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About Emory SOM

 

Christian P. Larsen, MD, DPhil, Dean

Emory University School of Medicine has 2,328 full- and part-time faculty and 833 volunteer faculty. The school had more than 6,600 applications in 2012 for 138 first-year medical student positions. This racially diverse class has an even mix of men and women, and more than half of its members are nontraditional, meaning that they were out of college for at least a year before entering medical school. In 2012, the pass rate for first-time takers of steps 1 and 2 of the National Board Exam (testing basic science and clinical knowledge and skills) was 99% and 100%, respectively. 

The school has 564 students and trains 1,188 residents and fellows in 94 accredited programs. The school has 77 MD/PhD students in one of the 40 Medical Scientist Training Programs sponsored by the NIH. Some of the MD/PhD students are in a joint program with Georgia Institute of Technology, with which the medical school shares a biomedical engineering department ranked second in the country by U.S. News & World Report. The medical school has nine MD/MPH and five MD/MSCR (master’s in clinical research) students. Some 246 medical faculty also train predoctoral bioscience researchers in one or more of the nine programs of the graduate school’s Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences.

Faculty in five allied health programs train 518 students. These include a physician assistant (PA) program ranked fourth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and a physical therapy (PT) program ranked seventh.

Medical school faculty received $331.3 million in sponsored research funding in fiscal year 2012, plus another $75.5 million in funds received by medical faculty at other units in the health sciences center and at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. 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.

Physician faculty in Emory's hospitals, affiliate teaching hospitals, and outpatient venues were responsible for 4.4 million patient service visits in 2012. Alumni totals: 5,559 medical school, 9,831 residency/fellowship, 5,414 allied health (the latter includes 999 PT and 1,587 PA alumni). Almost a quarter of the physicians in Georgia trained at Emory. In addition to the school’s regular education programs, 7,197 physicians and other health care professionals came to Emory last year to participate in continuing medical education.

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