Quinnipiac Students   Jeff Anderson and Ashkaun Razmara with a patient at the Bobcat Community Clinic at Quinnipiac University, medical clinic, Saturday, Feb 27, 2016, at the Americares Free Clinic- 115 Highland Ave, Bridgeport, CT.

Why School of Medicine?

About Us

Because our work matters

Why choose Quinnipiac’s Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine? Because the need for well-educated and highly trained physicians in this country has never been greater. Our mission? To enable medical students to attain their highest personal and professional potential in a collaborative environment that fosters academic excellence, scholarship, life-long learning, respect and inclusivity. We are a student-centered medical school dedicated to preparing patient-centered physicians.

Our innovative curriculum prepares students for the real-life work of a physician. During the first two years, all studies are organized around integrated organ system blocks, and feature ongoing discussions of the social and behavioral factors that influence patient care.

In addition to working in a state-of-the-art facility, our medical students have the opportunity to work side-by-side with nursing and health science students, as well as health lawyers. What we offer here is a rich environment for team-building and collaboration. Moreover, we provide invaluable settings for broadening a doctor’s perspective.

“One thing I love about the curriculum of the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine is its flexibility, and the capstone project is completely emblematic of that. Whatever you want your project to be, they give you all of the resources that you need to pursue it.”
Ven Subramanyam MD ’17

Helping others a world away

Srijan Adhikari used the lessons he learned at our Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine to improve the conditions of his native Nepal following a devastating earthquake.

Building a clinical foundation

Medicine is both an art and a science. Understanding this balance early on is what the Medical Student Home Program (MeSH) is all about. Beginning in October of your first year, you’ll spend one day a week at internal, pediatric or family medical practices under preceptor supervision. There, you’ll do many of the things you are trained to do, from administering core physical exams and gathering patient medical histories, to acquiring the clinical reasoning skills you will need to make diagnoses. You’ll also develop what can be a weak spot for even the most talented doctors—a bedside manner.

Every patient has a story to tell. In MeSH, you’ll learn how to gather information and respond to a range of emotional situations. You’ll also get to share moments of genuine connection with patients as a member of a caregiving team. This patient-centered model of care is instilled from day one, making it reflexive and intuitive. It becomes the foundation of your patient care experience.

Brian Wasicek, a student in The Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University, examines 20-month-old John Fuller at Pediatric Associates of Cheshire, P.C. Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. Wasicek participates in the longitudinal Medical Student Home (MeSH) program with Dr. James O’Connor working one half-day each week with Dr. O'Connor. (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipiac University)

An early checkup

Brian Wasicek, a student in the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, examines 20-month-old John Fuller at Pediatric Associates of Cheshire. Wasicek participates in the MeSH Program one half-day each week with Dr. James O’Connor.

In your residency and beyond, you’ll be making critical decisions about the well-being of patients. Your judgment and confidence, as well as your mental and physical stamina will be put to the test. The MeSH program tempers clinical and interpersonal skills early, allowing you to hit the front lines of patient care running. Few medical schools provide this kind of opportunity. Here, it is required.

“It’s a challenging experience, but it’s also fun. Each week, you have the chance to get out and be reminded again of why you’ve chosen this path. It’s incredibly rewarding."
Brian Wasicek MD '21

By the Numbers

Representing the world

Students in the Class of 2020 come from 22 states and the territory of Guam. They attended 50 undergraduate universities (26% have graduate degrees). They represent first-generation Americans, the first in their families to attend college, military veterans, and refugees from war-torn regions. At the white coat ceremony honoring their admission to the medical school, Associate Dean for Admissions Mark Yeckel said of our students, “In reading all of their applications, the threads that most stand out are resilience and the drive to succeed, the drive to serve, and their obvious empathy and compassion.”


Applicants for the Class of 2020


Applicants Interviewed



What our Graduates are Doing

Work that matters

Our focus is on primary care. Our vision is to be a model for educating diverse, patient-centered physicians who are partners and leaders in an interprofessional primary care workforce responsive to health care needs in the communities they serve. We want every one of our graduates to practice clinical medicine. We expect a high proportion of them to become family physicians. They will be the doctors on the front lines, there to administer care when patients are most vulnerable; there with early detections and interventions; there to make a long-term, health-affirming difference in their patients’ lives. Our first class of doctors graduates in the spring of 2017.

“We want our students to learn how to care for people holistically, and that means health promotion and disease prevention, as well as illness management. It also means understanding the impact poverty, racism, low literacy, social isolation, work and family can have on a patient’s well-being. Our students will have the skills to be agents for social justice.”
Anna-leila Williams, PhD
Associate Professor, Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine

Life after Quinnipiac

The stakes in 21st-century patient care are high. From new challenges in pediatric care, to the ever growing needs of aging and veteran populations, at no other point in our history has the need for highly capable and resourceful physicians been so great. Doctors who receive their education at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine are positioned to meet those needs head-on. Our graduates are in high demand, and poised for rewarding careers in hospitals, practices and esteemed research institutions across the country and around the globe.

In Their Words

Applicants accepted to the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine visit campus during Second Look Weekend before making a final decision. Here first year student Edward Kobayashi describes his experiences in the anatomy lab.

Taking another look

Applicants accepted to the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine visit campus during Second Look Weekend before making a final decision. Here first year student Edward Kobayashi describes his experiences in the anatomy lab.

“I really wanted to take ownership of my education and have an active role in the school. Quinnipiac provided that opportunity.”
Edward Kobayashi MD ’17
School of Medicine

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