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By the Numbers
Academics designed for the 21st century
Our innovative four-year MD program provides clinical experience, research opportunities and a solid foundation in the fundamentals of the basic sciences and clinical medicine. We place a high emphasis on evidence-based patient care. Our curriculum is specifically tailored to be responsive to the needs of today’s medical profession while anticipating those of tomorrow’s.
To help fill a critical professional shortage over the coming decades, we also offer a 27-month graduate anesthesiologist assistant program designed to produce highly qualified anesthetists.
Professors here will know and inspire you
Passion for teaching is in our DNA. The founding faculty members and administrators of the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine are renowned educators, scholars and experts in their respective medical specialties — but they are educators foremost. They are dedicated to preparing patient-centered physicians who will practice with skill and compassion. They will come to know you well over four years and become mentors and colleagues in your professional journey.
Our affiliated clinical faculty members, spread across a dozen partnering hospitals, ensure that you’ll be exposed to the full spectrum of clinical care as it’s delivered in different settings. At the same time, you will become better equipped to make career decisions.Meet our faculty
Designed for collaboration
Our beautiful North Haven Campus was intentionally designed for graduate students. With cutting-edge resources and facilities, it includes spaces built for collaboration as well as quiet, reflective study. It’s an oasis in one of the nation’s most diverse regions.
As a medical student, you’ll join a broader campus community of nursing, health sciences and law students who work on interprofessional projects and explore a variety of opportunities to participate in joint clubs, organizations and community service activities. Students from across disciplines study, dine and grow together. It’s an advantage found at few other medical schools in the country.
“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
Facilities that reflect modern medicine
Located in a $100 million state-of-the-art facility along with the professional Schools of Nursing and Health Sciences, the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine houses simulation laboratories, examination and patient assessment rooms, high-tech classrooms, operating rooms and extensive electronic resources available through the Edward and Barbara Netter Library — including 542 academic journal subscriptions and the networked resources of 45 partner libraries.
Frank H. Netter, MD
Who is Frank H. Netter MD?
The School of Medicine is named in honor Frank H. Netter, MD, a surgeon and prolific medical illustrator whose "Atlas of Human Anatomy" has been translated into a dozen languages and is widely used by undergraduate medical students. With his rare combination of artistic talent and perspective as a physician, Netter brought his subject matter to life with stunning precision and clarity. He illustrated cutting‐edge medical advancements ranging from organ transplants and joint replacements to the first artificial heart. His work granted unprecedented visual access to human anatomy and pathology — and was done with a striking level of empathy and humanity.
Known as “Medicine’s Michaelangelo,” Netter’s educational legacy extends beyond his life work to the School of Medicine through a major gift from Barbara and the late Edward Netter, Frank Netter’s first cousin.
Vision and Mission
Making leaders in modern health care
The Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine will be a vibrant healthcare community that educates and nurtures diverse, compassionate physicians who promote wellness and patient-centered care for all members of society.
The Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine is dedicated to educating current and future physicians to serve our community, as well as our profession. We accomplish this goal in a student-centered, collaborative environment that values compassionate care, integrity and inclusivity, academic excellence and scholarship, adaptability and social responsibility.