What's New

  • ACP Internal Medicine 2017- Resident Presentations and Awards!

    At the national ACP meeting in San Diego our residents were well represented once again this year, including several poster presentations. On top of that, a huge congratulations to Lolita Nidadavolu who was selected as a winner for the Clinical Vignette section!! (ACP IM 2017 Poster Winners)

    We are also very proud of our residents who were selected from a national pool as finalists for the poster competition:


    Zoe Weiss (PGY1): “Snap, Crackle, Pop: Pneumomediastinum In Two Heavy Marijuana Users”

    Meghan Nahass (PGY1) and Alisha Goodrum (PGY3): “A permanently retained guidewire and subsequent management with anticoagulation, 12 years later”


    Jose Ruiz (PGY1) : “TRIF regulates pathogenic Th17 cell generation that may cause severe inflammation in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)”

    See details here for more information: ACP Resident Poster Session - IM 2017

  • Brown Minority Housestaff Association

    The Brown Minority Housestaff Association (BMHA) has grown in scope and partnership with the Alpert Medical School Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (ODMA). Furthermore, our residents have made significant contributions to Brown University President Paxon’s recent initiative to promote diversity and inclusion. In addition to holding routine meetings, BMHA continues to send representatives to various regional and national programs to promote minority recruitment and representation amongst residents in graduate medical education. Moreover, visiting professors have led presentations on healthcare disparities and provided mentorship on career development. In fact, the BMHA inaugurated the MED Talks series (Medical Education through Diversity Talks) with GME-wide sessions on transgender health, the refugee experience and the Jehovah’s Witness community. These sessions will be expanded in AY 2016-2017 and have been supported by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. The organization includes residents and faculty from all Brown residency and fellowship programs. The newly transitioned Executive Board includes Chiazotam Ekekezie (President - PGY-2, IM) and Angela Martinez (Vice-President - PGY-2, Pediatrics). Eric Chow (Director of MED Talks, PGY-4, Med/Peds) continues to direct the MED Talks program and all things web-related! If you are interested in speaking with any of these during your interview/visit to Brown, please let us know in advance and we will gladly arrange an introduction. You can learn more about the BMHA by visiting the website: http://www.brownminorityhousestaffassociation.com.
  • Internal Medicine Residency Wellness Committee

    The inaugural meeting of the IM Residency Wellness Committee was held this spring and welcomed new intern members this past July. The group is led by Chief Resident Page Widick and consists of residents from all tracks and PG years. Faculty members from all three participating institutions also serve in an advisory capacity. The group meets regularly with the dual goals of developing a database of useful mental and physical health resources for residents, as well as the creation of events and activities that will promote self-care and combat burnout among our residents.
  • Clinician Educator Track

    The 2013-2014 Academic year saw the initiation of the new Clinician-Educator track here at Brown. We now welcome our fourth class beginning July 1, 2016. Associate Program Director Jennifer Jeremiah and General Internal Medicine Faculty Kate Mavrich and Sarita Warrier oversee this track, which is available to residents from all Internal Medicine Programs at Brown (Categorical, General Internal Medicine/Primary Care, and Med/Peds). Residents apply for consideration during their PGY-1 year. Members of the Track participate in faculty development activities to develop teaching skills and experience.
  • Procedure Rotation & Simulation Grant

    Under the leadership of Dr. Andrew Levinson from the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, a simulation-based procedure rotation enters its second year in AY 2016-2017. Residents use high fidelity simulation manikins based not only at the Rhode Island Hospital Simulation Center, but also "in situ" simulation utilizing a procedure room (proximally located to patient care areas) in order to be able to practice bedside procedures immediately prior to performing the procedure on actual patients under supervision.
  • Center for Primary Care (CPC) Continuity Clinic Curriculum

    The resident primary care continuity clinic has initiated a new interactive ambulatory curriculum, under the direction of Faculty member Mindy Sobota, MD. The curriculum is posted on the new Brown IM Canvas website (see below) and available for review prior to the educational session, employing a “flipped classroom” format. Early experience has been very positive and modules are expanding, with substantial input from residents, in particular members of the Clinician-educator Track.
  • Intern Skills Workshop

    The Third Annual Intern Clinical Skills Workshop, led by Drs. Kelly McGarry and Beth Gentilesco, was again highly successful and complements our Intern Procedure Skills Workshop also held during orientation, held at Brown's Medical School campus, a short walk from Rhode Island Hospital, providing a perfect setting for learning, fellowship and fun. The program is designed to introduce interns to important non-technical skills such as sign-out, initiating advance directives discussions and organizing their day. New topics this year included Epic Tips & Tricks and Maintaining Wellness and Balance.
  • New Continuity Clinic Director – Dino Messina, MD, PhD

    Dino Messina, MD, PhD joins the Division of General Internal Medicine as our new Director of the Center for Primary Care resident continuity clinic. Dr. Messina brings a wealth of experience in primary care practice and education while on the faculty at Danbury Hospital. Most recently, he was the Internal Medicine Residency Director at the Memorial Hospital Internal Medicine Residency in Pawtucket, RI. He will join our residency leadership team in September and we welcome him with excitement!