Preparing the next generation

Emory Healthcare is not just a health system—it is also a pivotal supporter of teaching and research in the Woodruff Health Sciences Center, investing $70.2 million in these missions in fiscal year 2013-2014.



From the Executive VP

Charity care in Emory Healthcare

• Emory University Hospital
• Emory University Hospital Midtown
• Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital
• Emory Johns Creek Hospital
• Emory Wesley Woods Hospital
• Winship Cancer Institute

Emory at Grady Hospital

Emory at the Atlanta VA Medical Center

Serving locally and globally


Economic impact

Woodruff Health Sciences Center

Training in the health professions at Emory is continually evolving to meet societal and student needs.

The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing is now partnering with Georgia Perimeter College, for example, to prepare more minority students for careers in nursing practice and research as part of the NIH-funded Bridges to Baccalaureate Program, designed to build new pipelines for training nurses. Meanwhile, the Rollins School of Public Health continues to strengthen its ties with CDC: 125 of its students are currently employed by CDC through the Rollins Earn and Learn Program, and the school partners with CDC in its new Global Complex Humanitarian Emergencies Certificate Program, designed to help students learn to work effectively in contexts like the current Ebola outbreak. Emory School of Medicine is integrating patient care with academics in new ways, with trainees now participating in Emory Healthcare’s annual Quality Conference in which care teams report on measures implemented to improve effectiveness of care and/or maximize safety and quality.

Training the next generation of health professionals is an expensive undertaking for schools and students alike. To help defray costs to students, the Woodruff Health Sciences Center invested 22.3% of its tuition income last year in financial aid for its students, an amount totaling $20.8 million.


Students and trainees in health sciences:


Emory University School of Medicine


• 560 medical students, including 88 MD/PhD students

• 1,209 residents and fellows

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


Rollins School of Public Health


• 1,158 master's students and 154 PhD students


Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing


• 320 bachelor's, 178 master's, 27 PhD students


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