Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine


School of Medicine Dean, Bruce Koeppen, teaches in the collaborative classroom of the Frank H. Netter, MD School of Medicine, on March 17, 2015. (Photography by Johnathon Henninger /for Quinnipiac University )

Physicians and mentors

School of Medicine Dean Bruce Koeppen teaches in the collaborative classroom of the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine.

Professors here will know you and inspire you

Passion for teaching is in our DNA. Our full-time professors have purposely developed the skills that students need to possess in order to be effective medical professionals. They are renowned scholars and experts in their specialties, but they are educators foremost who are dedicated to preparing diverse, patient-centered physicians who practice with skill and compassion. Our affiliated clinical faculty — spread across a dozen partnering hospitals — provide a diversity of perspectives and exposure to best practices.

By the Numbers


Dedicated Professors

Number of full-time, student-focused faculty.


Satisfied Students

Percentage of first-year students who said in a recent survey that the faculty have created a respectful learning environment that fosters collaboration.


Affiliated Faculty

Number of clinical faculty at affiliated hospitals and medical centers.

Programs at a Glance

A medical education designed for the 21st century

Established in 2010 following the passage of the Affordable Care Act, our program, from the start, has been designed with an eye toward the future. Anticipating our nation’s aging population and an increasing demand for medical professionals, our approach is notable for its focus on teaching, its interprofessional opportunities, and its commitment to primary care. Our four-year MD program provides a solid foundation in the fundamentals of the basic sciences and clinical medicine with an emphasis on evidence-based patient care. We also offer a 27-month graduate anesthesiologist assistant program designed to produce highly qualified anesthetists.

School and Campus Life

The School of Medicine is located on our North Haven Campus, where contemporary buildings overlook ponds and scenic walking paths. It is a environment that is designed for interprofessional collaboration. As a medical student, you'll join a broader campus community along with nursing, health sciences and law students who work on interprofessional projects and explore a variety of opportunities to participate in joint community service activities. You're also encouraged to join one of the many interest groups on campus that represent major medical specialties, or another student organization, such as our chapter of the American Medical Women's Association, Primary Care Progress or the American Medical Student Association. 

"It’s important to set aside time to study, but also to take care of your own well-being. What’s great about the faculty here is that they help you set balance so that you have time to work on the things you need to do, but also have plenty of time so that you’re happy and healthy."
Jennifer Umeugo MD'17


Quinnipiac University medical student Azeez Akinlolu and classmates from his Interprofessional Community-Based Service Learning course head out on a hike at Sleeping Giant State Park with Cheshire High School transitional students, with whom they shared information on health and wellness Thursday, June 2, 2016. (Photograph by Autumn Driscoll / for Quinnipiac University)

Medical education redefined

Medical student Azeez Akinlolu MD '19 and his classmates from an interprofessional service learning course are joined for a hike at Sleeping Giant State Park and a discussion on health and wellness by students from Cheshire High School.

Explore and branch out

Medical student Michael Smith MD '19 participates in an Interest Group and Co-Curricular Club Involvement Fair outside the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.

Resources to recharge

Medical students are driven, but also well-rounded, and work to achieve a work-life balance throughout the course of their studies.

Career Development

Medical students participate in an Interest Group and Co-Curricular Club Involvement Fair Friday, Aug. 12, 2016 outside the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences on Quinnipiac's North Haven campus. Second-year medical students were on hand to introduce first-year students to campus groups and organizations.

Making connections

Our Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine offers a variety of networking and programming opportunities throughout the year — such as this involvement fair.

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Learning while making a difference

At the Quinnipiac School of Medicine, students work closely with physicians in more than a dozen medical specialties through clinical affiliations with Connecticut hospitals, providing them with an optimal amount of patient contact and experiences. They are exposed to a wide variety of patient-care venues, from emergency rooms to intensive care units, rotating through the hospitals’ departments to be mentored by physicians and challenged by real-life treatment scenarios. They provide screening services for underserved citizens in Bridgeport and conduct primary research on infectious diseases with the Connecticut Agricultural Station and emerging best practices with the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute. They have access to a nationwide network of hospitals where they can complete electives, seek residency placements, and explore possible employment opportunities once they complete their training. Throughout all four years, students work closely with clinical faculty who serve as mentors and provide advice on career selection.

Opportunities for students

  • Hands-on patient experience and physician mentoring starting in year one
  • Third-year family medicine and primary care clerkships
  • Community outreach programs serving migrant farmworkers and low-income residents
  • National and international experience working on peace, health and humanitarian efforts through the Albert Schweitzer Institute
  • On-campus lectures, panels and special presentations on topics in health care
  • Access to nationwide network of hospitals

Student Profile

Students with resilience and heart

Our students are passionate, resilient dreamers from extraordinarily diverse backgrounds. Air Force Captain Jose Burgos MD ’18 made the decision to pursue medical school while assisting wounded soldiers outside a field hospital in Bagram, Afghanistan.

Today Burgos, along with former Navy officer and fellow veteran Frank Ruiz MD ‘19, are transitioning their careers from military to medicine. In deployments, both witnessed the need for more physicians capable of healing the physical and mental injuries of war. Most important, both have been on the other end of the stethoscope as patients, which makes their ambition to become doctors personal.

Ruiz and Burgos established the Military Medicine Interest Group at the School of Medicine to educate students on the needs of veterans and active military personnel. Although they have not selected a specialization, both would like to work with these populations.

North Haven,Ct. School of Medicine, Quinnipiac University ---November 6, 2014 --- United States armed forces veterans and current first year medical students, Frank Ruiz (taller, dark pants, light shirt) and Jose Burgos (shorter, blue shirt, light pants) talk between classes and share lunch and stories about service in Afghanistan as well as shared classes in medical school. The two also posed for portraits at the medical school between classes...Photographs by Bradley E. Clift

Air Force Captain Jose Burgos MD '18, and Frank Ruiz MD '19

United States armed forces veterans and current first-year medical students, Frank Ruiz (back) and Jose Burgos (front) talk between classes and share lunch and stories about service in Afghanistan as well as shared classes in medical school.

Centers and Resources

The 325,000-square foot Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences marries an emphasis on collaborative learning with modern medical technology. Students pursuing a range of health-related degrees develop the level of clinical knowledge, skill and intuition that comes from learning in small-class settings with industry-standard resources. What kinds of resources do future physicians have at their disposal here? Numerous high-tech classrooms and simulation labs, examination and patient assessment rooms, and a fully functional OR, to name just a few.

Research institutes focused on Global Public Health, Rehabilitation Medicine, and Primary Care additionally enable medical students to pursue their specific areas of interest and future practice more deeply. They also enjoy unlimited electronic access to any information in the world they may need, when they need it.

Centers and Resources
School of Medicine. Operating rooms and PACU/ICU. Copyright Notice: Rich Gilligan @Hello Artists photographed in Spring 2016 for the new branding materials and new EDU website. Usage terms are: Marketing Collateral in perpetuity - e.g.-student guides, annual reports, flyers, brochures, public affairs, web/social media - 3 years paid media.

Realistic environments

The Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences provides opportunities for students from different disciplines to collaborate in a range of professional settings.

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Our Work

The work of our medical school impacts lives nationwide, and around the world

Our students travel throughout the state screening those at highest risk for chronic kidney disease. They speak about nutrition and oral health at area elementary schools. The work with migrant farmworkers and they work with experienced, expertly trained clinicians from New England to California. They conduct primary research on Zika, on hip replacement procedures, and on public health in the Hispanic community.

Our faculty are passionate educators, as well as renowned researchers and experts in their respective medical specialties. The chemistry works on our students in ways that make them compassionate and competent and solidly prepared to make a difference in providing primary care.

“If you aspire to be the kind of physician this nation needs in the coming decades, you will find no better place to accomplish your dream than here.”
Dr. Bruce Koeppen
Dean, Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine

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