Through the Scholarly Reflection and Concentration Capstone course, students in the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine are able to tackle some of the most prevalent issues facing modern patient care. One example is caring for patients with disabilities. When Lacey Gowdy, MD ‘20 learned that patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) often didn’t receive the same level of care as other populations, she felt compelled to investigate.
A humanistic approach to modern medicine
At the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, our commitment to teaching patient-centered medicine underpins all that we do, and it begins with our name. Frank H. Netter, MD was a physician and famed medical illustrator whose anatomy drawings became a staple of medical education because of their detail and sense of humanity.
Our curriculum emphasizes early clinical exposure and is strengthened through our deep network of community hospitals and health care providers. You will experience a variety of clinical work placements that help you strengthen your emerging skills and determine where you see yourself practicing medicine during residency. Our program also includes a self-designed capstone project that you will work on throughout all four years of medical school, under the guidance of a mentor.
The Netter school is a diverse community of exceptional students and faculty from many backgrounds who collaborate with and support one another. Our professors, many of whom are leading physicians with decades of experience, are both teachers and advisors dedicated to helping you succeed in every phase of your education.
While young, our medical school has already established a national reputation and a strong track record of success. Graduates match into a wide range of sought after residency programs nationwide. They carry the Netter philosophy wherever they go, fully prepared to deliver compassionate, patient-centered care to the people and communities they serve.