Quinnipiac, Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital to partner with University of Oxford

July 16, 2018

Students examine a simulated patient.

The Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University and Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, a Trinity Health Of New England provider, are partnering with the University of Oxford on a new clinical neurosciences exchange program.

Two medical students from the Frank H. Netter School of Medicine will participate in the six-week program, which comprises two weeks of intensive seminars at the University of Oxford and four weeks of clinical neurology at The John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, a large teaching hospital and leading center for medical research.

Two Oxford medical students also will attend the two-week seminar at Oxford and then spend four weeks in a clinical rotation at the Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital in Hartford, the primary partner for Quinnipiac’s Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine. They also will spend time at the Netter School to study the U.S. comprehensive continuum of care model, which differs from the more siloed approach to neurology patients taken by U.K. hospitals.

School of Medicine

“This affiliation with the University of Oxford provides a unique opportunity for our students to immerse themselves in a rich learning experience related to neuroscience and clinical neurology,” said Dr. Bruce Koeppen, dean of the medical school. “We anticipate that this will be an excellent experience for students interested in careers in neurology.”

Dr. Robert Krug, the William and Barbara Weldon Chair and director of the Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine at the Netter School, will join Dr. Gabriele

De Luca, associate professor and clinician-scientist at the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, the University of Oxford, in leading the exchange program.

“The Clinical Neurosciences Exchange Program is the first phase of a partnership that we hope will result in a long-term sustainable relationship between Quinnipiac, Oxford and Mount Sinai,” said Krug, who also is president and executive medical director of Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital. “Not only is this an incredible opportunity for medical students at the Netter School and the University of Oxford, but we believe both institutions will benefit from the collaboration.”

Krug and De Luca will officially launch the program on July 18, with a dinner at Oxford with all four exchange students; Quinnipiac President Judy D. Olian; Koeppen; and William Weldon, chair of Quinnipiac’s Board of Trustees, and his wife, Barbara; and others from Quinnipiac. The group will meet to discuss other opportunities for collaboration between the Netter School, Oxford and the Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital.

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