Training tomorrow's health professionals

In fiscal year 2012–2013, Emory Healthcare invested $85.8 million in the Woodruff Health Sciences Center's teaching and research missions.



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New opportunities in training throughout the health sciences reflect continually changing needs of learners.

The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing has launched a new master's degree in health systems leadership and is currently accepting applicants for a new doctor of nursing practice degree. Emory School of Medicine is implementing new areas of measurement to assess students' communication skills and the quality of faculty role modeling. With increasing emphasis on the need for learning in teams across disciplines, the school is also assessing team members' understanding of their individual roles and personal responsibility.

For the second year in a row, the Rollins School of Public Health had the largest number of applicants in the country for the master's in public health (MPH) degree and this year has its largest MPH class ever. All three schools in health sciences—medicine, nursing, and public health—implemented dual degrees in bioethics this year, in collaboration with Emory's Center for Ethics and Laney Graduate School.

Meanwhile, there were new opportunities for learning and skill enhancement on the job—Emory Healthcare opened a new simulation lab where nurses and other providers can get hands-on practice with various procedures in a safe, no-risk environment.

Training tomorrow's health professionals is a costly endeavor for schools and students alike. The Woodruff Health Sciences Center invested 22.6% of its tuition income last year in financial aid for its students, an amount totaling $19.4 million.


Students and trainees in health sciences:


Emory University School of Medicine


• 550 medical students, including 82 MD/PhD students

• 1,205 residents and fellows

• 521 students in allied health training, such as physical therapy and physician assistant programs


Rollins School of Public Health


• 1,061 master's students and 152 PhD students


Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing


• 298 bachelor's, 172 master's, 21 PhD students


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