Medical school student Brian Wasicek sits across form his clinical mentor in his office in Cheshire, Connecticut

Mentoring and Teaching Opportunities

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Overview

Join our expanding clinical network

In just a few short years, our medical school has grown and we’re in need of clinical faculty members and preceptors to help train our students and shape their clinical experiences in providing quality, patient-centered care.

Faculty members are expected to devote a minimum of 10 hours per academic year, yet we have many dedicated physicians who put in many more hours of their time to the School of Medicine’s academic programs. This can be in the form of curriculum development, facilitation of small group seminars and delivering lectures onsite at our North Haven Campus, or precepting students at your place of practice. For example, mentoring a capstone student provides a unique experience outside traditional business hours.

Ways to get involved with the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine are organized below in alphabetical order and split by clinical site opportunities and on-campus opportunities.

Clinical Site Opportunities

Clinical Site Opportunities


An integral part of the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine curriculum is supervising medical students in your practice or facility. This helps students develop skills and competencies that they will rely on in their career. This immersive experience allows faculty partners to share expertise and give back to the profession.

Capstone Mentor

Capstone mentors supervise a student's self-directed capstone project in a clinical, lab or community setting. This individual provides students with constructive feedback as they progress through the capstone experience with a minimum of one face-to-face meeting per semester. Mentors also must complete a bi-annual review of the student’s project progress report via an online platform. Mentors are responsive to the needs of students, faculty and school leadership to ensure a high-quality capstone project and mentor/mentee experience for Quinnipiac medical students.

If you are interested in becoming a capstone mentor to a Netter student, please complete the registration form below.

Preceptor - Year 3

Year three of a student‘s education comprises in-depth clinical experiences in medicine, surgery, psychiatry, primary care, pediatrics and obstetrics and gynecology where students complete required six-week clerkships in each of six core specialties. During these immersive experiences, Netter students spend time in patient care settings with clinical faculty preceptors, who train them on their particular specialty and coach them to become skilled patient-centered physicians.

If you are interested in being a preceptor, please submit your CV and a brief description of your interests to netterappointments@qu.edu.

Preceptor - Year 4

Through electives in a variety of specialties and subspecialties, fourth year students have the opportunity to expand their clinical knowledge and also explore diverse career possibilities. Netter electives and required sub-internships for MD students are provided as two-, three- or four-week educational experiences, in both inpatient and outpatient venues. The participating clinical faculty play a key role in the development of medical students into outstanding physicians. Fourth year sub-internships, core requirements in emergency medicine and critical care, as well as electives, are an essential component of the MD curriculum.

If you are interested in being a preceptor, please submit your CV and a brief description of your interests to netterappointments@qu.edu.

MeSH Preceptor

A MeSH (Medical Student Home) preceptor is a physician who is comfortable supervising a first-year or second-year medical student as they practice interviewing, physical examination and procedural skills in the physician’s ambulatory office setting. Preceptors are expected to work with a Netter student one half-day per week on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon from August through March (year two) or October through May (year one). This is a great opportunity to get to know a student incredibly well over a two-year longitudinal relationship and to serve as his/her first mentor in medicine. Netter students spend more time with their MeSH preceptor than any other single faculty member over the duration of their medical school training.

If you are interested in participating in the MeSH program, please contact Traci Marquis-Eydman, MeSH program director, at traci.marquis-eydman@qu.edu. Please attach your CV and a brief description of your interests in your email.

North Haven Campus Opportunities

North Haven Campus Opportunities


Teaching students on our North Haven Campus allows clinical partners to collaborate with Netter faculty while mentoring students in facilities designed for effective learning.

Anatomy Lab Instructor

Instructors are needed to assist the first-year students in the anatomy lab. These individuals will help the students with dissection, identifying structures and explaining clinical correlations. Individuals with surgical, anatomical or dissection experience will be most successful in this role. Anatomy lab instructors are needed in all of our blocks (Musculoskeletal-Integument, Head and Neck Anatomy, Heart-Lung-Kidney and Gastro-Intestinal, Endocrine, Genitourinary and Reproductive). Instructors may teach in a single block or in multiple blocks.

If you are interested in becoming an anataomy lab instructor at Netter, please submit your CV and a brief description of your interests to netterappointments@qu.edu.

Block Coordinator

Block coordinators are responsible for developing the curriculum for a particular organ system or foundational basic science (cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, etc.) block in conjunction with a medical science faculty co-coordinator. This includes, but is not limited to, developing the goals for the block, organizing the learning events, enlisting faculty to teach and assuring overall quality standards within the block, participation in exam construction, and being present on campus for block activities (typically 8 a.m.–noon, Monday through Friday). Block coordinators are also members of the course committee and grading committees. Block coordinators should have clinical experience related to the block they organize.

If you are interested in becoming a block coordinator at Netter, please submit your CV and a brief description of your interests to netterappointments@qu.edu.

Concentration Coordinator

Concentration coordinators provide counseling and capstone project oversight as needed, and deliver concentration curricular content to medical students through small group facilitation, presentations and office hours. These individuals provide assessment of the students in this section of the Scholarly Reflection and Concentration/Capstone course through evaluation of student performance in small groups. Concentration coordinators must be responsive to the needs of students, faculty and school leadership to ensure a high-quality concentration capstone education experience for Quinnipiac medical students. Concentration coordinators must have expertise in one of the following concentrations:

  • Basic, Translational and Clinicai Science Research
  • Global, Public, and Community Health
  • Health Communications
  • Health Policy and Advocacy
  • Healthcare Management and Organizational Leadership
  • Interprofessional Education and Practice
  • Medical Education
  • Medical Humanities

If you are interested in becoming a concentration coordinator at Netter, please submit your CV and a brief description of your interests to nettercapstone@qu.edu.

Content Expert

Content experts teach the first- and second-year medical students. Teaching duties may involve include giving a lecture, facilitating a small group, or leading a large group of students through content in the Collaborative Classrooms.

While we invite content experts from all fields interested in teaching to apply, the following content areas are currently of greatest need: 

  • Cardio-Pulmonary Medicine
  • Musculoskeletal Disease
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Pathology
  • Psychiatry

If you are interested in becoming a content expert at Netter, please submit your CV and a brief description of your interests to netterappointments@qu.edu.

Foundations of Clinical Care Preceptor

A Foundations of Clinical Care (FCC) preceptor is a physician or other health care provider who is comfortable teaching students how to perform a full-body physical examination. This individual works with a co-preceptor and a group of eight first-year or second-year students to teach basic clinical skills over the course of the academic year. Preceptors are expected to teach their small group weekly on Thursday mornings from August through March (year two) or August through May (year one). This is a great opportunity to really get to know a group of students well and serve in a mentorship and coaching capacity that students will remember throughout their careers.

If you are interested in becoming an FCC preceptor at Netter, please submit your CV and a brief description of your interests to netterappointments@qu.edu.

Narrative Medicine Facilitator

This position is responsible for creating a positive learning environment for medical students to engage in small group discussions of narrative material at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine. Narrative medicine facilitators work with groups of 7-8 students and also provide assessment of Netter students in this section of the Scholarly Reflection and  Concentration/Capstone course through evaluation of student performance. In this capacity, individuals must be responsive to the needs of students, faculty and school leadership to ensure a high-quality concentration capstone education experience for Quinnipiac medical students.

If you are interested in becoming a narrative medicine facilitator at Netter, please submit your CV and a brief description of your interests to barbara.bergen@qu.edu.

Problem-Based Learning Facilitator

Problem-based learning (PBL) facilitators assist a small group of 7-8 second-year medical students who need to work through a clinical case each week. PBL Facilitators attend weekly training sessions to become familiar with the cases that will be covered. PBL facilitators handle one or more blocks (4–6 weeks) a year. A typical schedule of teaching is Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8–10 a.m.

If you are interested in becoming a PBL facilitator at Netter, please submit your CV and a brief description of your interests to netterappointments@qu.edu.