Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine

By the Numbers

100%


Student-Focused Faculty

Percent of full-time professors whose primary focus is teaching, not research

52,000


Market-Driven Approach

Estimated number of additional family physicians — our primary focus — needed in the U.S. by 2025, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians

7,675


High Demand

Number of prospective medical students from across America and around the world who applied for 90 spots in the Class of 2020

Sarah Rahman MD '18 works in the medical office of Dr. Farens and Dr. Shetty in Shelton, Connecticut.

Putting passion into practice

Sarah Rahman MD '18 works in the medical office of Dr. Farens and Dr. Shetty in Shelton, Connecticut.

Academics

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.

Faculty

Dr. Christine Van Cott, assistant professor of surgery at the Frank H. Netter M.D. School of Medicine and surgery clerkship director at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in the operating room Monday, Nov. 28, 2016 at St. Vincent’s in Bridgeport. (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipiac University)

Doctors and mentors

Dr. Christine Van Cott, assistant professor of surgery at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine and surgery clerkship director at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, in the operating room at St. Vincent’s in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

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

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Dedicated Professors

Number of full-time, student-focused faculty

100%


Supportive Environment

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

800+


Affiliated Faculty

Number of clinical faculty at affiliated hospitals and medical centers

Vithya Thambiaiyah MD ’20 and Gabrielle Ransford MD ’19 talk during a dinner in honor of Black History Month.

Making connections

Vithya Thambiaiyah MD ’20 and Gabrielle Ransford MD ’19 talk during a dinner in honor of Black History Month.

Student Life

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

Students


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.

Facilities

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.

Facilities
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.

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.

'Medicine's Michaelangelo'

Frank H. Netter, MD was a prolific medical illustrator who brought his subject matter to life with stunning precision and clarity.

Vision and Mission

Making leaders in modern health care

Our Vision


The Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine will be a model for educating diverse, patient-centered physicians who are partners and leaders in an inter-professional primary care workforce responsive to health care needs in the communities they serve.

Our Mission


The Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine enables medical students to attain their highest personal and professional potential in a collaborative environment that fosters academic excellence, scholarship, lifelong learning, respect and inclusivity.

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