Quinnipiac University

Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine Facilities and Resources

Located in a $100 million state-of-the-art facility along with the professional Schools of Nursing and Health Sciences, the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine houses simulation laboratories, examination and patient assessment rooms, classrooms outfitted with cutting edge equipment and technologies, operating rooms and extensive electronic resources available through the Edward and Barbara Netter Library.

Collaborative spaces to put your skills to the test

We offer an array of facilities and environments that emulate what students will face in their careers. Our purposefully designed campus enables collaborative, hands-on learning with students from programs such as physician assistant, nursing, occupational therapy and law.

It’s not only the content of our program but the settings in which our students learn that prepare our graduates to seamlessly enter the dynamic world of health care and begin making valuable contributions immediately.

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Take a tour

Learn more about our Standardized Patient & Assessment Center, Human Anatomy Lab, Research Laboratory and collaborative classrooms in a video tour of all of the facilities we have to offer at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine.

By the Numbers

325K Square Feet

Including 24 teaching labs, 26 seminar and team-study rooms, 48 pro-section stations, and an operating room suite with 2 high-fidelity simulation rooms.

16 Standardized Patient Rooms

Simulating outpatient clinical offices and providing a realistic environment for medical students to learn clinical skills.

Unique Learning Environments

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Practice space that prepares you for real life

One of the elements that sets us apart from other medical schools is our commitment to simulating the front lines of modern patient care. Our facilities include expansive skill labs with life-like anatomical models and equipment that mimics what is found in real clinical settings. We provide health assessment laboratories and 7 hi-fidelity simulation suites, including 2 operating rooms and multiple state-of-the-art adult, pediatric and neonatal mannequins poised in various stages of care and need.

Our medical and nursing students get an authentic feel for their future careers in what we call “S-PAC,” our Standardized Patient and Assessment Center, a 16-room facility that simulates outpatient clinical offices and provides a realistic environment for students learning clinical skills. Standardized patients, often experienced actors, are trained to exhibit a variety of symptoms and ailments. Students learn critical skills of visual diagnosis, history taking, physical examinations and patient communication. Students record information in a simulated electronic health record system, learning how to document findings and order tests.

The S-PAC is just one example of how we help you get a feel for work in hospital settings. The experience develops the kind of instincts, confidence and understanding you’ll need to respond to a wide range of patient needs.

Faculty Spotlight

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A gift of hope and wellness

Dr. Traci Marquis-Eydman

For their spring breaks, medical students Claire Barton, MD ‘20, Katherine Vaillancourt, MD ‘20, Brian Wasicek, MD ’20, and Michalee Mayers, MD ’20, wanted to take a break — from studying medicine to applying it. The 4 students approached Dr. Traci Marquis-Eydman about their desire to take part in Quinnipiac’s Alternative Spring Break program. Marquis-Eydman set them up with House of Hope, a Warwick, Rhode Island-based non-profit organization dedicated to preventing homelessness and addressing the personal and social trauma typically related to it.

“Many of these people often don’t have the resources to even get to a free clinic,” said Barton. “The homeless are so often treated like second-class citizens — or worse, are ignored.”

At first, Barton and her peers were unsure of what kind of impact they wanted to make. They quickly turned to Professor Marquis-Eydman as a mentor and consultant for their group. “They originally had several ideas for services that they wanted to provide,” said Marquis-Eydman. “My goal was to help them narrow down which ones were most clinically relevant to the population they’d be serving.”

Marquis-Eydman also invited the group to her home to prepare for their outreach. They went through various drills and run-throughs, interviewing volunteers from several age groups, including teenagers. “There are just so many variables with street outreach,” Marquis-Eydman said. “It’s not all clinical. You need to know how to communicate, when to push and when not to push.”

Armed with a game plan, Barton and her peers took to the community streets, providing outreach and assistance to the homeless of Warwick. They took their medical histories, conducted VI-SPDATs — surveys that prioritize the homeless in Rhode Island for placement in permanent housing — and held foot clinics at 3 homeless shelters in Providence and Cranston.

Due to the trip’s success, Marquis-Eydman and the medical school plan to continue their collaboration with House of Hope, extending volunteering opportunities to both M1 and M2 students, and expanding the program to offer trips with different focuses.

“We are so proud of our students who went to House of Hope,” Marquis-Eydman said. “They truly exemplify the kind of students that we look for here at Quinnipiac.”

Edward and Barbara Netter Library

A library built specifically for your needs

The Edward and Barbara Netter Library at the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences is the primary library for our medical students. It offers extensive electronic resources and individualized research consultations with our librarian staff.

Our librarians offer a variety of services including one-on-one research assistance and curriculum support through our liaison program. They work directly with our graduate schools to develop a customized information literacy curriculum. Like our teaching and clinical programs, it’s a library designed to meet the needs of the 21st-century physician.

Learn more about the library

Library By the Numbers

14K Printed Volumes

Giving you access to industry texts, journals and reference guides.

542 Academic Journal Subscriptions

Providing you the ability to search an extensive collection of the latest medical research.

45 Partner Libraries on ILLiad

Connecting you to the world’s largest interlibrary loan network.

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