Emory University, School of Medicine Admission
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Emory University is a rather moderately-sized, private institution located in the city of Atlanta, Georgia, and has a combined graduate and undergraduate population of over 12,134 students. The university's School of Medicine, however, is significantly smaller, and is home to about 454 graduate medical students. The average age of enrollment is around 24, and it is fairly rare for any of the students to enter the school directly from their undergraduate education. The school is perhaps best known for its emphasis on problem-based learning, medical decision making, preclinical experience, as well as patient-doctor relationships. Aside from the basic MD degree, the school offers joint degrees in the MD/MPH in conjunction with the school of health, as well as the intensive MD/PhD in a variety of medical subjects.
Admission to Emory University's School of Medicine is extremely competitive among the many students who apply; last year, over 3,455 students applied for admission to the school, and approximately 330 of those students were accepted. Eventually however, only about 110 of the admitted students actually enrolled for the coming semester. The admitted students had average MCAT scores of 11.3 in Biology, 11.2 in Physics, and a 10.5 in Verbal, as well as an average undergraduate GPA of about a 3.7. Students are notified of their admissions status on a rolling basis, and there is currently no early application program in place.
The School of Medicine has 1,812 faculty members, all of whom come from very diverse medical and academic backgrounds. The school has a wonderful student to faculty ratio of about 4:1, and students get plenty of hands-on experience and one on one attention from their professors.
Graduates of the School of Medicine often go on to become accepted to some of the most prestigious residency programs in the nation, many of which are within the Atlanta metropolitan area.
Students at the School of Medicine are required to complete extensive clinical training including 6 weeks of ob/gyn, 12 weeks of clinical medicine, 6 weeks of clinical pediatrics, 6 weeks of clinical psychiatry, 2 weeks of radiology, 8 weeks of surgery, 8 weeks of anesthesiology, 4 weeks of family medicine, 4 weeks of clinical neurology, as well as 4 weeks of emergency medicine. Students complete their clinical training at affiliated hospitals including Emory University Hospital, Emory Crawford Long Hospital, Grady Memorial Hospital, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, Atlanta Veterans Administration Medical Center, the Georgia Cancer Center, the Rollins School of Public Health, as well as the Center for Disease Control.
"The clinical training here is fantastic, and you really feel prepared for your residency."
"The faculty here obviously loves what they do, and are eager to share their knowledge with you."
"Atlanta has a lot of terrific research facilities, and you get plenty of opportunities to experience what's going on there."
"There can be quite a bit of competitiveness among students here, and it can get obnoxious."
"Tuition keeps getting higher with each passing year; I can't keep up with it."
"The administration can be a bit difficult to get a hold of at times."
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