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International Applicants

International applicants (those who are not citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.) are welcome to apply to Emory School of Medicine.  All completed applicants will receive a full review of their file, regardless of citizenship or immigration status.  

No TOEFL scores are required; however, all applicants must take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT).  

The admissions process is the same for domestic and international students.  See “How to Apply” for more information.

If your undergraduate degree is from a college outside the United States and Canada, you must complete all 32 semester hours of the required science coursework at a regionally accredited U.S. institution or an accredited institution in Canada.

In recent years, 10-15 international students have been accepted to Emory’s MD program.  There are no spots specially reserved for international or domestic students.  

At the present time, Emory School of Medicine does not offer need-based financial aid for international students.  All international students must be prepared to document funding resources to pay their tuition and expenses for all four years of medical school.  Tuition and expenses are estimated at over $80,000 per year.  

The Emory Office of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) works closely with international students who have been accepted to our programs to assist in obtaining or maintaining their immigration status and immigration documents as required by the U.S. government.  More information will be provided to students upon their acceptance to Emory.


Already in Medical School?

Potential applicants for transfer from other accredited US or Canadian medical schools will only be considered at the request of the Dean or the Education Dean of the medical school in which the applicant is currently a student.  This communication from the Dean of the potential applicant’s medical school must be submitted in writing to the Dean of Admissions at Emory School of Medicine, and must include a detailed description of the reason for transfer.  The Dean of Admissions will consider such applications on a case by case basis; student requests for transfer will not be considered.


Already graduated from Medical School?

If you have an MD degree from a medical school outside the United States, and you wish to practice medicine in the United States, you must first become certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).

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Other Degrees

In addition to the MD degree, The Emory School of Medicine offers the following degree programs:  Doctor of Physical Therapy; Master of Medical Science in Anesthesiology; Physician Assistant; Master of Medical Science in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling, and a Baccalaureate of Medical Science in Medical Imaging.  For more information on all of these programs click here.