April 24, 2012 | last updated June 1, 2012 2:06 pm

Quinnipiac, MidState Medical Center sign clinical affiliation

Quinnipiac University's new medical school has formed a five-year clinical affiliation with MidState Medical Center in Meriden.

Students at Quinnipiac's Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, which is scheduled to open next year, will complete clinical rotations with required supervision at the Meriden hospital beginning in the summer of 2015.

Physicians working with the students will also be appointed clinical professors at the new medical school.

MidState Medical Center, and two or three hospitals still to be named, will supplement St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport, which has already been named the medical school's principal clinical partner.

The university plans to enroll the charter class by fall 2013.

"The School of Medicine needs high quality clinic experiences for our students. I am confident that the physicians and staff at MidState Medical Center will provide these experiences," said Dr. Bruce Koeppen, founding dean of the School of Medicine.

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