By the Numbers



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


Full-Time Faculty

Our faculty have decades of practical experience in numerous specialties — and their priority is teaching.



All of the students in the Class of 2017 and the Class of 2018 matched with a residency program.

MD Program

A medical student speaks to a family of three in an examination room.

Up close and personal

Each medical student is matched with a Connecticut-based primary care physician who serves as that student's preceptor in the Medical Student Home (MeSH) program. Here, Van Mai MD ’18 meets with patients of Dr. Renika McLeod-Labissiere at Prospect Family Medicine.

A collaborative, student-focused approach

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.

MD program


A medical student presents her capstone project findings in a lecture hall in front of an audience.

Solving mysteries

Katelyn Norman MD '17 presents her capstone project findings in April 2017. Norman combined her passions for art and science to create forensic facial reconstruction sketches. Her capstone aimed to develop a methodology for forensic facial approximations that synthesizes current techniques, such as the 3D Manchester method and the American method of reconstruction. Students in the Scholarly Reflection and Concentration/Capstone course pursue scholarly research in an area of interest related to clinical medicine.

Innovative Curriculum

Don’t just study medicine — bring your passion to life

Our innovative curriculum combines individual attention, interdisciplinary learning experiences, extraordinary hands-on experience and an emphasis on evidence-based and patient-centered practice.

During the first two years, the curriculum is organized around integrated system blocks, providing students with a 360-degree view of each organ system through the lenses of three courses: Foundations of Medicine, Clinical Arts and Sciences, and Scholarly Reflection and Concentration Capstone. A highlight of the curriculum is the Medical Student Home (MeSH) program, a longitudinal, mentored clinical experience that acts as a “practical laboratory” for students to work with patients in a community practice. 

During the third year, you can spend a year practicing rural medicine at the Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent. This Longitudinal Integrated experience incorporates six third-year clinical experiences and is a great option for students who want to treat the whole patient, across a continuum of care. 

Throughout all four years, you will gain substantial clinical experience and work with faculty mentors. Our clinical partners provide an extraordinarily wide range of settings where you can interact with patients and complete electives — all designed to allow you to explore your options and passions for the type of medicine you want to practice. 

Educational Competencies

Our curriculum provides students with the knowledge and experiences to meet the following 21st century competencies:

  • Care of Individual Patients
  • Professionalism
  • Knowledge and Scholarship
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Practice-based Learning and Improvement
  • Systems-based Practice
  • Interprofessional Collaboration
  • Citizenship and Service
  • Medical Practice Management
  • Concentrated and Independent Learning
  • Integration-Entrustable Professional Activities


A medical student reads a children's book on water safety to a group of preschool students.

Coursework that makes an impact

Cristina Pratt MD '19 reads to preschool students and teaches them about water safety at the M.L. Keefe Community Center in Hamden, Connecticut. The visit to the Keefe center was part of an interprofessional community-based service learning course taught by Professor Tracy Van Oss.

Life After Quinnipiac

Your future in medicine

As you graduate from the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, you will be ready to distinguish yourself in hospitals, clinics and medical centers across the U.S. Our most recent graduates are headed to a variety of prestigious residency programs coast to coast, including those located at Yale University, The Johns Hopkins University, the University of North Carolina and the University of California-San Francisco. In keeping with our mission, 12 percent are entering family medicine, which exceeds the national average of 7 percent.

Like your predecessors, you’ll possess the skills and instincts to interview, diagnose, conduct research and perform at the highest level and under the most stressful circumstances. This is made possible through early clinical exposure in the Medical Student Home Program, an award-winning national network of partnerships and affiliated institutions, and four years of student advising designed to match your temperament, skills and goals to the right medical specialty. It is made possible by your own dedication and sacrifice.

“We tell our medical students that they need to know how to tell their story — and that they’re part of a lifelong story.”
Mark Yeckel
Associate Dean for Admissions


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