Connecticut Orthopaedics has completed its first year of formal medical student education at Quinnipiac University’s Frank M. Netter School of Medicine. Dr. Kenneth Kramer, Director of Medical Education at Connecticut Orthopaedics, began the program in early 2021.
“I felt that the extensive academic and clinical talents of our large group of physicians could serve a great role in the education of the Quinnipiac medical students,” said Dr. Kramer. “Following discussions with the deans and the directors of the various didactic, clinical and research programs of the medical school, all of whom were highly receptive to the idea, I offered this to our physicians and received a tremendous response, with well over twenty of our doctors able to contribute. The medical school has been thrilled with the results.”
The program began at the start of the ’21-’22 medical school academic year, and education was provided in the basic sciences, anatomy labs, and clinical rotations. Additionally, research projects are now under way.
“We’re looking forward to the upcoming academic year,” said Dr. Kramer. “Furthermore, in July 2023 the medical school will be starting its first ever residency program in Rural Family Medicine – for which significant exposure to orthopaedics is required. Given the success of this past year’s effort, they have requested our services for the residency as well. It should be yet another gratifying experience for all involved.”