Emory University School of Medicine has 2,440 full- and part-time faculty and 679 volunteer faculty. The school had more than 7,400 applications in 2014 for 138 first-year medical student positions. This racially diverse class has an even mix of men and women, and more than half of its members are nontraditional, meaning that they were out of college for at least a year before entering medical school. In 2014, the pass rate for first-time takers of step 1 of the National Board Exam (testing basic science knowledge and skills) was 98%.