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Clinical Partners

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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 clinical partners include St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport and St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford. St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport is a large regional medical center serving a diverse urban and suburban patient population. St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center is part of Trinity Health New England, which employs more than 300 clinical providers across more than 30 office practices in Connecticut. 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.)

Trinity Health New England

Dynamic and people-first caregiving

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 Health’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’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 entities where our students gain clinical experience:

  • 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

Hartford HealthCare

Compassionate and innovative care

Hartford HealthCare is a community of caregivers committed to improving the health and healing of the people and communities it serves. It uses research and education to deliver coordinated, consistently high standards of care. It has a number of alliances with area hospitals and healthcare providers which improve the timeliness, effectiveness and accuracy of its services. 

St. Vincent’s Medical Center joined Hartford HealthCare’s network of providers on October 1, 2019. This change enhances its role as a lead clinical educational partner to the Netter school. St. Vincent’s active medical staff of more than 700 physicians treat and offer compassionate care to a diverse patient population in Bridgeport, Connecticut. It represents 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 rotations, students work around specialists performing advanced procedures while also helping to ensure that patients receive the individualized care they can only get in community-based settings.

Other Hartford HealthCare network providers where our students gain clinical experience:

  • MidState Medical Center
  • Natchaug Hospital
  • Rushford
  • St. Vincent’s Medical Center

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.