A surgeon in scrubs views monitors in the operating room.

Clinical Partners

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The front entrance of the St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport.

Community-based partners

St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport is one of our primary clinical partners.

Principal Partnerships

Shaping the future of medicine together

We are committed to providing students with the highest levels of clinical experience in the most respected and forward-looking patient care venues. Your rotations will take you through multiple departments to learn from and be mentored by physicians across a range of specialties — and help treat, firsthand, a variety of patients.

Of our many valued partnerships, our primary partners include St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport and Trinity Health-New England in Hartford. St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport is a large regional medical center serving a diverse urban and suburban patient population. Trinity Health-New England is part of a national network whose regional flagship is St. Francis Medical Center in Hartford. The 92 acute-care hospitals and 51 home care and hospice agencies help make Trinity Health the fourth-largest not-for-profit health care system in the U.S.

These two partners expose our students to a spectrum of settings and approaches to health care delivery under the first-rate instruction of more than 150 clinical faculty physicians.

Radiology specialists consult in an operating room at the St. Vincetn's Medical Center.

Experience and mentoring

Through clinical rotations at St. Vincent's Medical Center, one of Quinnipiac's primary clinical partners, medical students will receive training from outstanding specialists recognized in their fields who have the education, training and experience to mentor the next generation of primary care physicians. (Photo courtesy of St. Vincent's Medical Center.)

St. Vincent's Medical Center

Compassionate and innovative care, since 1905

The School of Medicine’s chief clinical partner, St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport offers state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment services coupled with holistic and compassionate care to a diverse patient population. A member of Ascension Health, the largest Catholic nonprofit health care system in the nation, St. Vincent’s boasts an active medical staff of more than 700 physicians representing more than 50 medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties, including cardiology, surgery, cancer care, orthopedics, radiology, emergency medicine, women's health services, family services and behavioral health.

During your rotations, you’ll work around specialists performing the kind of advanced procedures typically only found within major academic facilities, while also helping to ensure that patients receive the individualized care they can only get community-based setting. 

Trinity Health – New England

A dynamic and fully integrated network

Trinity Health-New England is a fully integrated health care delivery system, and member of one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the United States. 

Trinity’s focus on progressive, people-first caregiving combined with a commitment to meeting the needs of the most underserved populations corresponds on a deep level with the Netter philosophy.

Trinity Health-New England’s anchor facility, St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, in Hartford, Connecticut, has been a major institution in north central Connecticut since 1897. Licensed for 617 beds and 65 bassinets, St. Francis is a major teaching hospital and the largest Catholic hospital in New England. 

Other Trinity Health-New England entities include:

  • The Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute
  • The Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute of Connecticut
  • Johnson Memorial Hospital, and Home and Community Health Services
  • The Joyce D. and Andrew J. Mandell Center for Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care and Neuroscience Research 
  • Mercy Medical Center
  • Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Saint Francis HealthCare Partners and Sisters of Providence Health System, Springfield, Mass
  • Saint Mary’s Hospital

Netter Faculty Partners

Connecting clinicians to students

Our curriculum is intentionally designed to combine clinical skill building with the development of patient-centered skills, guided every step of the way by community physicians, faculty and advisors. 

If you are interested in mentoring a Netter student while honing your teaching skills, there are a number of ways to get involved. This includes opportunities to hold guest lectures and group seminars on our North Haven Campus, mentor a student capstone project or precept in your own workplace. 

Whether you are a current faculty member, or have worked with us in the past, we invite you to peruse our Netter Faculty Partners site and contact us if you are interested in any of the opportunities. By sharing your knowledge and experience with those who will follow in your footsteps, you are helping to shape the next generation of students into compassionate, patient-centered physicians.