Centers and Resources

Overview

Developing the next generation of health care leaders

The last several years have seen major advances in treatments and care delivery models. Whether you're a freshman or a graduate student coming to us with several years of clinical experience, we make a range of educatinal and professional resources available to you so that you can stay ahead of those advances.

The standards and stakes in health care are high. A health sciences education takes a combination of theory, practice and exposure to the kinds of environments and tools found in the field today. It also takes guidance from industry professionals, and those who make your career trajectory their personal business. All of this and more is made available to you.

Inside our state-of-the-art facilities, you'll hone the skills, confidence and intuition needed to succeed. Outside of them, we'll help you discover what your specialty is meant to be, and work closely with you to get a head start in your career.

Featured Facilities

First-rate facilities enhance a top-notch learning experience

You’ll be proud to call the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences your home-away-from-home as you transition from student to confident health care professional. Completed in 2013, every corner of the futuristic 325,000-square-foot facility was designed for collaborative and hand-on learning opportunities. An operating room suite, 3-D workstations, an expanded health sciences library, a 300+ seat auditorium, and a suite of life-size patient simulators will take your learning to the next level.

In keeping with the school's mission of encouraging lifelong wellness, the North Haven Campus offers opportunities for recreation, including outdoor walking trails, a fitness center and a yoga and meditation room.

Images of the Master of Health Sciences: Anesthesiologist Assistant program at Quinnipiac University. Instructors and students work in the simulated operating room on the North Haven Campus. November 6:: 2013.

Life-saving skills

An anesthesiologist assistant student tries a new technique in one of the simulated operating rooms on the North Haven campus.

Partnerships

Coast-to-coast connections

Our students have the opportunity to work at some of the country’s most prestigious hospitals and health care organizations. Our pathology assistant program features one year of classroom learning followed by a clinical year at one of approximately 15 partnering institutions, which include the Mayo Clinic, UCLA, the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and the Yale-New Haven Hospital. Our athletic training students get their game on by spending their summers doing a clinical rotation with some of the top college football programs in the country, including Stanford, Rutgers, Holy Cross and the University of Tennessee.

Most of our other programs have dozens of clinical affiliations in Connecticut and the rest of the Northeast corridor. Students have recently been placed in the following medical centers: 

Partnerships


  • Beth Israel Medical Center, New York
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Boston
  • Gaylord Hospital, Wallingford, Connecticut
  • Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York
  • Reliant Medical Group, Worcester, Massachusetts

Community Services

Physical therapy students Kristianna Giannico, left, and Alissa Rocco work with patient Mike Mingrone, of Milford, at the VISION clinic. Mingrone suffered a traumatic brain injury following a car accident in 2013. VISION is a student-run, pro-bono clinic that offers interprofessional rehabilitation to uninsured residents in the Greater New Haven area.

Making patients whole

Physical therapy students Kristianna Giannico, left, and Alissa Rocco work with patient Mike Mingrone, of Milford, at the VISION clinic. Mingrone suffered a traumatic brain injury following a car accident in 2013. VISION is a student-run, pro-bono clinic that offers interprofessional rehabilitation to uninsured residents in the Greater New Haven area.

Community service

The surrounding community becomes an extension of the classroom, as physical therapy, occupational therapy and diagnostic imaging students sharpen their skills while benefiting the uninsured or under-insured patients throughout Connecticut. 

Among a few examples:

VISION Rehabilitation Clinic


Volunteers in Service Impacting Our Neighborhoods is a student-run, pro-bono clinic that offers physical and occupational therapy services. 

The Lions Low Vision Center


The Lions Low Vision Center, staffed by social work and occupational therapy students and faculty, offers evaluation and recommendations for patients with vision impairments.    

Community Access Imaging


Community Access Imaging provides MRIs, CAT scans and ultrasounds. 

Student Groups

Strength in numbers

Joining a student organization is an ideal way to boost your skills, get involved, network — and have some fun, too.

You could volunteer to lead a team at the annual Special Athletics Day that the Physical Therapy Club holds each spring. The group also sponsors massage clinics and wheelchair basketball events throughout the year. You could organize (and run in) a 5K fundraiser for the Student Occupational Therapy Association, which meets every two weeks and has an active mentoring program. Both with and without clubs, there are hundreds of ways for health science students to volunteer and make a difference in the community. Some of our physician assistant (PA) students regularly serve meals at homeless shelters, provide oral health training at local health fairs, mentor high school students, and provide medical care to Connecticut’s migrant farm workers.

Walking to defeat ALS

Students participate in the ALS walk at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven, CT.

Organizations


  • American Society for Microbiology
  • Athletic Training Club
  • Behavioral Neuroscience Club 
  • Physical Therapy Club
  • Pre-Health Professionals Society
  • Student Occupational Therapy Association
  • Physician Assistant Club

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