Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, a long-term acute care hospital located in Wallingford, Conn. has formed a five-year clinical affiliation with The Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University.
“We are honored to be part of this new education affiliation agreement with Quinnipiac University School of Medicine,” said Dr. Steve Holland, chief medical officer at Gaylord Hospital. “We look forward to this exciting opportunity to partner with Quinnipiac as we collectively work together to create a new approach to medical education.”
Under the five-year agreement, Gaylord’s staff will work with the leadership of the School of Medicine recruiting physicians as teachers, designing clinical components of the curriculum, and creating academic policies and procedures; ultimately benefiting both institutions.
“Gaylord Hospital shares our commitment to primary care and medical education,” said Dr. Bruce Koeppen, founding dean of the School of Medicine. “I am confident that the physicians and staff at Gaylord Hospital will provide our students with a high quality clinical experience.”
The Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine is located in the university’s state-of-the-art Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences and contains simulation laboratories, examination and patient assessment rooms, high-tech classrooms, and operating rooms with electronic resources. Its mission is to graduate medical and health care practitioners who will be the driving force for a more collaborative, economical and efficient health care system.