Connecticut Medical Schools with Degree Program Information

Research medical schools in Connecticut, which currently has three schools offering programs. Read an overview of degree programs, tuition info and program options for these schools and decide which program is right for you.

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Essential Information

There are three Connecticut schools that provide the coursework necessary to prepare students to become doctors. Qualified students can attend these public and private 4-year universities at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels. Dual-degree programs may also be offered. The following options might be taken in conjunction with the Doctor of Medicine program:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Divinity
  • Master of Health Science

Quinnipiac University

Located in Hamden, this school earned preliminary accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) as of 2013. The school's Doctor of Medicine program includes four years of study and requires that students complete a capstone project prior to graduation in an area of concentration such as medical education, health communication and medical humanities. Students in this program begin clinical experiences during their first semester of study.

University of Connecticut

This university is located in Storrs and enrolls about 26,000 students. It offers a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Medicine dual degree program that provides students with acceptance to the university's School of Medicine dependent upon their completion of a 4-year undergraduate degree program. The 4-year Doctor of Medicine program is divided into three phases: foundational coursework, clinical rotations and an opportunity for students to tailor their educational experience and complete a project. Classes in the first two years of study cover topics like physiology, biological processes and genetics.

Students in this program may elect to follow an urban services track or complete a fifth year enrichment program in which they pursue academic studies in a field of their choice. The university also offers several dual degree programs. Examples of these dual degree programs include a Doctor of Medicine and Master of Business Administration program and a Doctor of Medicine and Master of Public Health program.

Yale University

Situated in New Haven, Yale University enrolls approximately 12,000 students. The Yale School of Medicine offers a Doctor of Medicine program that takes four years to complete. During the first two years in this program, students complete coursework such as medical physiology, biochemistry, professional responsibility, genetics, pharmacology and epidemiology. During the third and fourth years of study in this program, students complete clinical rotations in disciplines like internal medicine, anesthesiology, surgery, primary care and pediatrics. Students learn through workshops, lectures, group exercises and labs.

The school also offers several Doctor of Medicine dual degree programs. Examples of these programs include a Doctor of Medicine and Master of Health Science and a Doctor of Medicine and Master of Divinity. Additionally, the School of Medicine offers Doctor of Philosophy programs in biological and biomedical science and investigative medicine.

Career Requirements

The Connecticut Department of Public Health licenses physicians in the state. To become a licensed medical doctor, an individual must graduate from a medical program that is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), complete at least two years of post-graduate medical education and pass an exam, such as the United States Medical Licensing Examination.

School Comparison: At a Glance

School Name School Type & Setting Medical Programs Offered Medical Program Tuition (2019-2020)
Quinnipiac University 4-year, private not-for-profit; large suburb Doctor of Medicine $59,240*
University of Connecticut 4-year, public; fringe town Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Medicine,
Bachelor of Arts/Doctor of Medicine,
Doctor of Medicine,
Doctor of Medicine/Doctor of Philosophy,
Doctor of Medicine/Master of Business Administration,
Doctor of Medicine/Master of Public Health
$38,585 (in-state)**
$67,524 (New England students)**
$72,665 (out-of-state)**
Yale University 4-year, private not-for-profit; midsize city Doctor of Medicine,
Doctor of Medicine/Master of Health Science (MHS),
Doctor of Medicine/Master of Public Health,
Doctor of Medicine/Master of Business Administration,
Doctor of Medicine/Master of Divinity,
Doctor of Medicine/Doctor of Philosophy,
Doctor of Medicine/Juris Doctor
MD program: $62,974***

Sources: *Quinnipiac University, **University of Connecticut, ***Yale University

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