Quinnipiac University

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.

Welcome to the School of Medicine

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.

By the Numbers

331 Perfect Match

The number of alumni that have matched with a residency program from 2017 to 2020.

8-10 Small Class Sizes

Classrooms are designed for collaborative learning. Students typically participate in groups of 8 to 10.

100% Satisfied

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

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.

Vision and Mission

The Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine will be a vibrant health care 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.

The School of Medicine is named in honor of 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.

Black-and-white headshot of Frank H. Netter, MD
Black-and-white headshot of Frank H. Netter, MD

Leadership Team

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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