The first students admitted to the new $100 million Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University begin classes on Monday.
“The need for well-educated and highly trained physicians has never been greater,” said Dr. Bruce Koeppen, the founding dean of the medical school and vice president for health affairs. “The Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine is poised to develop physicians who will become integral members of patient-centered health care teams, working closely with other health professionals to provide comprehensive care.”
The medical school is located in the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences on Quinnipiac’s North Haven Campus with the School of Nursing and School of Health Sciences. The three schools will be united not only in the same state of the art complex but by the same mission: to graduate medical and health care practitioners who will be the driving force in a more collaborative, economical health care system.
With the addition of a medical school, Quinnipiac will be educating the triad responsible for primary care—the physician assistant, nurse practitioner and physician.
The 60 students in the first class will attend medical school in a facility with simulation laboratories, examination and patient assessment rooms, high-tech classrooms, operating rooms and electronic resources that enable them to access the information they’ll need around the clock.