A Yale med school professor has joined the faculty of Quinnipiac University's new medical school.
Dr. Todd Cassese has been named an assistant professor of medicine and director of the clinical arts and science course, where he will oversee the clinical skills taught to first- and second-year medical students.
He is drafting a curriculum that integrates patient care into these years-a period traditionally reserved for studying the science behind care.
Cassese, an internist from New Haven, comes to Quinnipiac from Yale University, where he was an assistant professor of medicine.
Under Cassese's new curriculum, Quinnipiac medical students will see patients during all four years of medical school, giving them additional time to sharpen their clinical skills by integrating textbook concepts and real-life patients.