Medical Doctor

The curriculum at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine prepares students to become highly qualified, compassionate and culturally sensitive doctors. No matter which medical specialty is chosen, our students learn to view your patients through the lens of a holistic physician—always with an emphasis on patient-centered care. 

Throughout their four years of medical school, students work closely with faculty mentors, career advisers and clinical faculty physicians in various medical settings. They offer assistance when choosing courses, help plan the required and elective fourth-year clerkships, and identify residency programs that align to your interests and career goals. You will learn evidence-based medicine through the integration of basic science concepts in Foundations of Medicine (FOM) and rigorous clinical training through Clinical Arts and Sciences (CAS). To reinforce critical thinking skills and self-directed learning, you will also complete a project under the guidance of a mentor in the Scholarly Reflection and Concentration/Capstone course (SRCC).   

For your clinical experiences during the third and fourth year, the school has affiliations with several community hospitals in urban, suburban and rural settings. Our principal hospital affiliates are St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. You will experience a variety of clinical work placements that help you decide on your future specialty and practice setting. 

The medical school is located on the interprofessional North Haven Campus with the schools of health sciences, nursing and law. This creates a collaborative learning environment for students pursuing degrees in a multitude of health care professions, including physical therapy, occupational therapy and physician assistant. Our state-of-the-art facilities include an operating suite with high-fidelity simulation rooms that function as patient simulators and labs with the latest imaging equipment. Our facility includes 16 patient rooms where students practice examining simulated patients.