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
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.
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