Medical students will work closely with physicians in more than a dozen medical specialties through clinical affiliations with Connecticut hospitals, providing students with an optimal amount of patient contact and experiences.
They will be exposed to a wide variety of patient-care venues, from emergency rooms to intensive care units, rotating through the hospitals' departments to learn and be mentored by physicians and challenged by real-life treatment scenarios.
St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport is the School of Medicine's principal clinical partner and has more than 150 physicians on the School of Medicine clinical faculty--some of whom are serving as the chairs of the clinical departments they represent.
Additionally, St. Vincent's affiliation with Ascension Health gives medical students access to a nationwide network of hospitals where they can complete electives, seek residency placements and explore possible employment opportunities once they complete their training. Throughout all four years, students will have access to clinical faculty who serve as mentors, and who can provide advice on career selection.
In addition to St. Vincent's Medical Center, the school has clinical partnerships with:
- Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Hartford, Conn.
- Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, Wallingford, Conn.
- Griffin Hospital, Derby, Conn.
- Jewish Senior Services, The Jewish Home, Fairfield, Conn.
- Masonicare, Wallingford, Conn.
- Middlesex Hospital, Middletown, Conn.
- MidState Medical Center, Meriden, Conn.
- Waterbury Hospital, Waterbury, Conn.