Emory University School of Medicine

Vikas P. Sukhatme, MD, ScD, Dean
(founded 1854)

Emory University School of Medicine has 3,166 full- and part-time faculty and 816 volunteer faculty. The school had more than 10,376 applications in 2019 for 138 first-year medical student positions. This class is composed of 53% women and 25% under-represented minorities, and 76% of the class members are nontraditional (they were out of college for at least a year before entering medical school). In 2019, the pass rate for first-time takers of step 1 of the National Board Exam (testing basic science knowledge and skills) was 99%.

The school has 582 medical students and trains 1,322 residents and fellows in 107 accredited programs. The school has 92 MD/PhD students in one of 50 NIH-sponsored Medical Scientist Training Programs. Some of these students are in a joint program with Georgia Tech, with which the medical school shares a biomedical engineering department ranked second in the country by U.S. News & World Report. The medical school also offers a joint MD/MSCR (master's in clinical research) degree, an MD/MPH degree with public health, and an MD/MA in bioethics with Laney Graduate School. Dual programs with law (juris master) and business (MBA) also are available. Some 260 medical faculty also train predoctoral bioscience researchers in eight programs in the Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences in the graduate school.

Faculty in five allied health programs train 522 students. These include physician assistant (PA) and physical therapy (PT) programs, ranked fifth and eighth, respectively, in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Medical school faculty received $443.7 million in sponsored research funding in FY 2019, plus another $89.3 million in funds at other units in health sciences and at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. Ranked 19th nationally in NIH dollars received, the school is best known for its work in infectious disease, brain health, heart disease, cancer, transplantation, orthopaedics, pediatrics, renal disease, ophthalmology, and geriatrics.

Physician faculty in Emory's own and affiliate teaching hospitals and outpatient venues were responsible for 6.8 million patient service visits in 2019. Alumni totals: 6,113 medical school, 12,146 residency/fellowship, 6,615 allied health, including 1,462 PT and 1,931 PA alumni. About 25% of Georgia physicians have trained at Emory. In addition, 9,486 physicians and other health care professionals participated in continuing medical education classes offered by Emory last year.