BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The state Board of Education has approved Quinnipiac University's medical school, which has selected of St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport as its clinical partner.
The Connecticut Post reports (http://bit.ly/PXgGCU ) that following the unanimous vote on Wednesday, Quinnipiac may immediately begin recruiting physician students.
Quinnipiac's Frank H. Netter M.D. School of Medicine is expected to enroll a charter class of 60 students in August 2013 and grow to 275 students by 2017.
The dean of the new medical school told the state board that doctors who are trained at the school will be primary care physicians and will help cut the shortage of doctors.
Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com