Where you’ll put learning into practice
At Quinnipiac, a big part of your experience will involve getting off campus and working with actual patients in clinical settings. As a community-hospital-based medical school, we offer you a wide range of clinical experiences across several states. You will experience a variety of clinical settings, getting a read on what it takes to be a compassionate, competent health care provider.
Starting in your very first term, in a mentored clinical experience we call the Medical Student Home (MeSH) program, you will spend an afternoon each week observing and working on site with a practicing primary-care physician who will come to know you well over two years.
You will receive mentoring and career guidance from full-time faculty members who are experts in their fields and who have been selected for their interest in preparing the next generation of medical providers. You will learn from clinical faculty at our affiliated institutions who will introduce you to national networks of possibility. You will rotate through a range of high-quality hospitals and other health care centers, learning how different places organize and deliver their care. Though these clinical partnerships, you will gain valuable insights about what you want in your own career — and the knowledge, skills and contacts that will position you for success once you start it.