Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine
At the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, our commitment to teaching patient-centered medicine underpins all that we do, and it begins with our name. Frank H. Netter, MD, was a physician and famed medical illustrator whose anatomy drawings became a staple of medical education because of their detail and sense of humanity.
A humanistic approach to modern medicine
As an educational institution that deeply values diversity of thought and experience, we believe in collaborative, inclusive scholarship. Our curriculum emphasizes early clinical exposure and is strengthened through our network of community hospitals and health care providers. You will experience a variety of clinical work placements that will help strengthen your emerging skills and determine where you see yourself practicing medicine during residency. We believe in educating future physicians who not only treat the communities they serve, but also reflect them. As part of this transformative medical education, you will design and complete a four-year capstone project under the guidance of a faculty mentor.
Our MD Program
We have intentionally designed our MD program to provide the foundational skills that you will need as a physician, in settings that mimic the places you will work once you’ve begun your career. Our full-time faculty will make your education their top priority. Our affiliated, partnering faculty will introduce you — across a range of clinical locations — to best practices and a diversity of patient populations.
From our interprofessional learning environment on the North Haven Campus to our team-oriented curriculum and classrooms, we encourage the kind of collaboration that is becoming an important hallmark of good medical care.
Every part of our program supports our vision of educating patient‐centered physicians who are effective partners and leaders in the delivery of health care in the communities they serve.
As founding dean of the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, Bruce M. Koeppen works closely with faculty and staff to teach patient-centered and relationship-centered medicine. Dr. Koeppen, who also serves as vice president of health affairs at Quinnipiac, is a member of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and chair of its accreditation standards committee.
As a learning community, our faculty and staff are deeply committed to educating the world’s future physicians. Our leadership supports, delivers and models this fundamental mission every day, from our senior associate deans and associate deans to our assistant dean and 14 department chairs. Together, they help to build the Netter School’s guiding helix of medicine, compassion and humanity.
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