Emory and Atlanta


Established in 1836, Emory has over time built a reputation as a top-tier institution for education and research. Long known for its fine academics and excellent professional schools, Emory has now propelled itself to join the ranks of the most prominent national research universities as well.

Emory University Hospital is located on the main university campus, so residents have opportunities to participate in the intellectual and cultural life of the university. A variety of lecture series, symposia, athletic events, concerts, and other activities are available throughout the year.

University resources readily available to the resident include:

Dining - Numerous eateries are available around campus, some options are at the Hospital cafeteria and at Emory Village and Emory Pointe, which are collections of stores and restaurants immediately adjacent to campus and within walking distance of Emory Hospital.

Health & Fitness – Residents may purchase access to the University’s athletics facilities (WOODPEC)at a discounted rate. Faculty and staff only fitness courses are also available. - Blomeyer.

Libraries – Residents retain access and borrowing privileges at all of Emory’s media facilities.

Lullwater Park – Located immediately adjacent to the main campus, the reserve has scenic hills, creeks, and lakes with quite lawns and wooded trails.

Arts and the Michael C. Carlos Museum – Emory features a well-regarded museum of antiquities that attracts noted travelling exhibitions to complement its permanent collections. Additionally, the university has several galleries, archives, and performing arts venues.

Lullwater Park – The grounds of the University President’s house are open to Emory-affiliated individuals. A reserve of rolling hills, creeks, and lakes with lawns and wooded trails, Lullwater is a serene, quiet place immediately adjacent to the main campus.

Arts – Emory maintains several galleries, archives, and performing arts venues that offer a wide range of exhibitions and performances.

Religious & Spiritual Life – Campus groups exist for religious and spiritual disciplines, with many offering regular services.


Metro Atlanta, with a population of well over 5 million people, offers all of the amenities one expects from a dynamic modern metropolis; the city also boasts many unique features and attractions based upon its location, climate, and history. While the city retains the Southern charm found in the surrounding region, it is distinguished from the South and other Southern cities by numerous factors, not the least of which is the variety of places from which many Atlantans originally hale. The result is a diverse city with plenty to offer. The result is a complex tapestry of cultures, histories, and perspectives.

One of the greatest strengths of Emory residency training is the amount of exposure one receives to different work environments and patient populations. Another strength is the unique location of Emory’s main campus relative to its surroundings. Though the main campus is situated adjacent to one of Atlanta’s older, prestigious suburbs, residents can easily find attractive, affordable housing (in apartments, condominiums, or stand-alone homes) near the main campus and still be convenient to the other training sites. When you come to visit or live in Atlanta, some of the places you might want to investigate include:

Outdoor Activities

Stone Mountain Park, Piedmont Park, Chattahoochee River, Lake Lanier, and walking/biking trails such as the Atlanta Beltline.

Whitewater Rafting – Several rivers within a short drive of the city feature exciting and challenging whitewater rafting courses. Emory pathology residents have been known to brave the rapids many times before.

Sports & Leisure

Professional Sports – Atlanta features professional teams such as the Braves, Falcons, Hawks, Silverbacks, Atlanta United FC for baseball, football, basketball, soccer, and more.

Amusement Parks – Six Flags over Georgia, White Water, and American Adventures parks located in the metro area.

World of Coca Cola – Coca Cola originated in Atlanta and owns a museum that chronicles Coke’s history and gives samples of Coca Cola varieties from around the world.

Georgia Aquarium – Centered on a humongous tank featuring whale sharks, this downtown aquarium also showcases numerous other aquatic species from near and far.

Zoo Atlanta – With an eye toward species conservation, the Zoo features animals from around the world.

History & Culture

Historical sites in the metropolitan area include the High Museum of Art, Martin Luther King Jr Historic Site, The Carter Center, Atlanta History Center, and Kennesaw Mountain

Regular performances are put on by the Fox Theatre, Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta Opera, and Atlanta Symphony.

Dining & Nightlife

Atlanta is home to a tremendous number of locally, regionally, and nationally recognized restaurants. Most any cuisine from around the world is represented amongst the city’s dining ranks. Additionally, the city features a wealth of clubs and venues to keep any evening going.


The Appalachian Mountains and many state parks in north Georgia can be reached within 2 hours. Coastal Georgia offers several beaches and is 5 hours away, and the famous white sand beaches of the Florida Panhandle are reachable within 5-6 hours. Atlanta of course has Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, which offers flights to almost anywhere in the world.

Stone Mountain Park Georgia AquariumHigh Museum