More American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) students can complete core and fourth-year electives in Connecticut, thanks to a new affiliation between AUC and Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN). This agreement opens up 24 core rotations spots at Danbury Hospital for third-year AUC students per year, as well as 10 elective rotation slots per month.

“At AUC, we partner only with hospitals—like Danbury Hospital—that have a true commitment to teaching and mentoring our third- and fourth-year medical school students,” said Heidi Chumley, MD, executive dean at AUC. “I’m excited about this new agreement with WCHN, and anticipate that our clinical students will thrive in Danbury’s learning environment.”

Core and Elective Rotations at Danbury Hospital

Danbury Hospital is a 371-bed, regional medical center and university teaching hospital associated with Yale University School of Medicine, the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, and the University of Vermont College of Medicine. This year, U.S. News and World Report ranked Danbury among the top three hospitals in Connecticut, and the facility is one of seven that exceeded expected standards of care in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart failure, and knee replacement.

In addition to WCHN hospitals, AUC clinical students can also complete rotations in Connecticut at Griffin Hospital, Derby, and St. Mary’s Hospital, Waterbury. Learn more about AUC’s clinical affiliates here.

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Gerry Kimbrough

Posted September 08, 2015 04:37 PM

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