For Pre-Meds Who Want the Best Shot at Medical School
Are you seriously considering a career in medicine? Then you might consider Emory University, a private research school located in the Atlanta metropolitan area, for its special, hands-on program created to gain first-hand exposure into the daily routine of the physician. Students in the Emory School of Medicine House Staff Assistant Program become an essential part of the medical team, consisting of attending physicians, resident physicians, and medical students. According to the Program's web page, students, called House Staff Assistants, "accompany physicians on their daily rounds within the hospital." This very practical approach allows students to "gain a more comprehensive outlook on the behind-the-scenes functioning of the hospital and residency program."
Expertise and Values, Expressed in Service to Others
According to the University's website, Emory, founded in 1836, offers, "Demanding academics to enable students to develop individual expertise and values, expressed in service to others." Academic degrees and programs through nine schools are offered at Emory, with particular emphasis in the arts and sciences, business, law, theology, and the health professions.
In 2008, Emory received more than $411 million in research funding awards—more than any other university in Georgia. Although Emory's academic strength is grounded in its cutting-edge research, Emory maintains a traditional emphasis in the liberal arts tradition of "engaged" teaching. At the College of Arts and Sciences, faculty members generally teach at all levels, providing broad-based access and exposure to Emory's most distinguished scholars. Undergraduate classes have an average size of 19 students and the student/faculty ratio is 7 to 1.
Accomplished Researchers, Inspired Scholars, and Skilled Educators
Emory's distinctive undergraduate experience draws students from all over the world to live within, and experience, a diverse community of "talented artists, accomplished researchers, inspired scholars and skilled educators." As stated in the University's mission statement, the Emory community is "open to all who meet its high standards of intelligence, competence, and integrity. It welcomes a diversity of ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic, religious, national, and international backgrounds, believing that the intellectual and social energy that results from such diversity is a primary asset of the University."
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|2. Vassar College||15. Univ. of Notre Dame|
|3. Univ. of Pittsburgh||16. The Ohio State University|
|4. Goucher College||17. Earlham College|
|5. Reed College||18. Chapman University|
|6. Hunter College||19. Warren Wilson College|
|7. Univ. of Michigan||20. Univ. of California—Santa Cruz|
|8. Hampshire College||21. Stanford University|
|9. Berklee School of Music||22. Univ. of Texas—Austin|
|10. Pepperdine University||23. Middlebury College|
|11. Brown University||24. New York University|
|12. Univ. of the South—Sewanee||25. Univ. of Chicago|
|13. Elon University|