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Netter Faculty Partners

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Shaping the future of medicine together

The Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University was founded on the vision of creating a vibrant health care community that develops compassionate physicians who practice patient-centered care. 

As one of our faculty partners, you’ll actively mold the next generation of physicians at a medical school that fosters an interprofessional learning environment where students from the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences work collaboratively. There are many ways for you to mentor our students and advance our curriculum, from delivering guest lectures and group seminars on our North Haven Campus, to precepting students in your own place of practice. By sharing your knowledge and experience, you are shaping the face of modern medicine, ensuring that health care of the future is entrusted to the most capable hands.

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Medical student Lisa Chan works with Dr. Maria Stack at Stack's office in Cheshire, Connecticut.

Mentor the next generation

Netter medical student Lisa Chan reviews the day’s patients with Dr. Maria Stack on Monday, February 13, 2017, at Mount Carmel Internal Medicine. Chan and Stack participate in the Medical Student Home (MeSH) program, working together one half-day each week at Stack’s practice.

Partner with us

Becoming a member of the Netter faculty offers many intrinsic rewards, including the opportunity to shape the next generation of medical providers. In doing so, you’ll work alongside students who are smart, compassionate and committed.

By leaving your mark on them, you’ll leave a mark on the medical profession itself. Wherever our graduates land, they carry the Netter philosophy and its unwavering commitment to patient-centered care with them. As a faculty partner, you’ll help refine that philosophy and strengthen that commitment. You’ll make your impact felt outside of your own community, in hospitals, clinics and health care networks all over the country.

As a member of the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, you'll also enjoy the following benefits:

  • An academic faculty appointment and accompanying certificate that attests to the fact that your practice is serving as an official site for the education of our students.
  • Faculty development opportunities with non-cost continuing medical education (CME) programs, plus an invitation to the annual retreat. 
  • Opportunity to do medical research with students and/or other members of the Netter faculty.
  • Free use of the Edward and Barbara Netter Library and access to online resources.
  • Ability to claim up to 20 hours of CME credit for teaching.
  • Limited university tuition benefit after completion of two years’ service as a preceptor.*

If there is a significant, sustained and documented commitment on your part, there may be additional benefits provided beyond those listed.

By the Numbers


Strength in Numbers

Number of clinical physicians and doctors throughout New England and beyond that supervise, mentor and teach Netter students.


Time Commitment

Minimum number of hours per academic year that clinicians give to our academic programs. We have many dedicated partners who put in many more hours of their time.


Success Rate

Percentage of Netter students who have passed the USMLE Step 1 and 2 National Board exams on their first try.

In Their Own Words

Dr. Aziz Benbrahim talks with medical student Justin Cole at Capstone Scholars Day on the North Haven Campus

Perfect partnership

Dr. Aziz Benbrahim, right, mentored student Justin Cole throughout the academic year. Cole presented his project, “Cost and Outcomes for Laparoscopic versus Robotic Sleeve Gastrectomy,” at Capstone Scholars Day on April 6, 2018, on the North Haven Campus.

“Working alongside students takes me back to my youth. It also enables me to honor the Hippocratic Oath by teaching and guiding young people in all aspects of life, including balancing work and family needs, stress management and their ongoing professional development.”
Dr. Aziz Benbrahim
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group and Capstone Mentor
“It’s energizing to work with physicians in training because it reconnects me with why I got into medicine. In bringing the next generation of physicians forward, you know you’re making a difference.”
Dr. Linda Durhan
Radiologist, Midstate Medical Center and Capstone Mentor
“Serving as a capstone mentor is a chance for doctors like me to broaden our knowledge and approach, investing time in original thought — something we don’t always have time to do in the midst of the daily grind.”
Dr. Richard Salzano Jr.
Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Griffin Hospital and Capstone Mentor
Medical student Nathan Dembowski shows mentor Dr. Richard Salzano Jr. his project poster at Capstone Scholars Day

Capstone collaboration

Nathan Dembowski, MD ’18, partnered with Dr. Richard Salzano Jr., chairman of the Department of Surgery at Griffin Hospital, to develop a lung cancer screening program, which includes surveying more than 100 patients about their attitudes toward lung cancer screening. Dembowski presented his work at a national medical meeting and at Capstone Scholars Day on April 6, 2018, on the North Haven Campus.

Our Clinical Network

Our clinical network

Fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine’s first priority is preparing medical students from diverse backgrounds to reach their highest personal and professional potential. One hundred percent of the students from our first two classes successfully matched to residency programs at prestigious organizations, including Brown, Dartmouth, John Hopkins and Yale. 

Our commitment to providing high-quality training extends to the clinical experiences students gain through multiple rotations, under the guidance of some of the most respected physicians in a variety of settings. The breadth of clinical work placements is instrumental to where students see themselves practicing medicine during and beyond their residency years.

Netter student Brian Wasicek examines 20-month-old John Fuller at Pediatric Associates of Cheshire, Connecticut.

Clinical experiences

Netter student Brian Wasicek examines 20-month-old John Fuller at Pediatric Associates of Cheshire, Connecticut. We rely on our many clinical partners to provide hands-on learning experiences across diverse settings and patient populations as part of our precepting programs.

We maintain a deep ancillary network of partnerships with over a dozen hospitals and health care centers in New England and Florida. These include not-for-profit children‘s hospitals, acute care community hospitals, senior care and retirement living communities, diagnostic and rehabilitation facilities, and beyond.

Partners in our network include:

  • Bristol Hospital, Bristol, Connecticut
  • Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Hartford, Connecticut
  • Cornell Scott Hill Health Center, New Haven, Connecticut
  • Eastern Connecticut Health Network, Manchester, Connecticut
  • Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, Wallingford, Connecticut
  • Griffin Hospital, Derby, Connecticut
  • Jewish Senior Services, The Jewish Home, Fairfield, Connecticut
  • Masonicare, Wallingford, Connecticut
  • Middlesex Hospital, Middletown, Connecticut
  • MidState Medical Center, Meriden, Connecticut
  • Northern Light A.R. Gould Hospital, Presque Isle, Maine
  • Northern Maine Medical Center, Fort Kent, Maine
  • ProHealth Physicians, Farmington, Connecticut
  • Sacred Heart Health System, Pensacola, Florida
  • St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Waterbury Hospital, Waterbury, Connecticut
  • Trinity Health of New England:
    • Johnson Memorial Hospital, Stafford Springs, Connecticut
    • Mercy Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts
    • Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut
    • Saint Mary's Hospital, Waterbury, Connecticut
    • Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford, Connecticut

Maps and Directions


The Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine is located in the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences on Quinnipiac‘s North Haven Campus at 370 Bassett Road, North Haven.

From I-91 (north or south): Take I-91 to Exit 12 (Washington Avenue). Turn right onto Route 5/Washington Avenue, and follow for 1.5 miles. Turn right on Bradley Street. Continue through the Bassett Road intersection. The entrance to campus is directly ahead.

From Mount Carmel and York Hill campuses: Take Whitney Avenue (Route 10) south to the Route 40 connector to I-91 north to Exit 12 (Washington Avenue). Follow directions above for I-91.

Parking: Parking for faculty is located at the main entrance for the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.