Preparing the next generation


Emory Healthcare invests millions each year in the WHSC’s teaching and research missions, including $69.6 million in fiscal year 2008-2009.

This fall, Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health had record student enrollment, an increase of almost 25% over the previous year, a reflection likely of the fact that students enrolled in global health programs across the United States and Canada doubled over the past three years. To help increase the number of U.S. doctors, as recommended by groups like the Association of American Medical Colleges, Emory’s medical school admitted its largest class ever this fall as well. Meanwhile, nursing enrollment held steady, while the school set a goal of seeding its PhD program with at least two students each year from its undergraduate program to help address the continuing national shortage in nursing faculty.

Learning a profession in the health sciences is an expensive undertaking for students, which is why the Woodruff Health Sciences Center invests 24% of its tuition income in financial aid for students. Last year, this amount totaled $14 million.


Education stats in health sciences


Emory School of Medicine


• 517 medical students, including 73 MD/PhD students; 468 post-docs

• 1,117 residents and fellows

• 447 students in health profession training, such as physical therapy and physician assistant programs


Rollins School of Public Health


• 888 master’s students, 104 PhD students, and 17 post-docs


Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing


• 210 BSN, 163 master’s, 16 PhD students


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