Welcome to the Brown University Internal Medicine Programs in Providence, RI

Our programs are headquartered at Rhode Island Hospital with core hospital rotations also at The Miriam Hospital and the Providence VA Medical Center. Our programs include Categorical, Primary Care (GIM), and Preliminary, and offer residency training across a broad variety of clinical disciplines. Our residents benefit froma diverse patient population, a complementary variety of clinical locations, and a talented cohort of faculty educators and researchers within the Warren Alpert Medical School.

Our Mission Statement

The Brown University Internal Medicine Program seeks to promote the development of the consummate internist – doctors who practice with a high level of compassion, knowledge, skills, and professionalism. Our residents and faculty reflect a broad diversity of backgrounds and experiences unified by a dedication to our profession. We aim to give residents the opportunities, tools, and guidance to practice patient-centered care in a variety of environments. Our graduates will hold the care of their patients as their primary goal, accomplished through lifelong learning, scholarship, and education. We achieve this goal through mentorship, experiential learning, and by upholding high ethical standards. Our graduates are prepared for future growth as generalists and subspecialists, practitioners, and investigators, held together by the common bond of dedication to their patients and to the community of medicine. Collaboration, teamwork, and devotion to self and others are our core values.

What's New!

  • Department of Medicine Expands Bias Reduction Program

    June 30, 2020 marked the completion of the study component of the BRIM (Bias Reduction in Internal Medicine) project. This two-year program focused on faculty development efforts throughout the entire Department of Medicine addressing identification of implicit bias and mitigation techniques. Such techniques will be used by our faculty to assure and more inclusive, and welcoming environment for clinical education and research. Simultaneously, twelve Alpert Medical School Internal Medicine faculty members have been trained as workshop leaders and will present the workshops to all Internal Medicine residents beginning November 2020. Participation in the project is an important element in our department's efforts to maintain and enhance a just learning environment for everyone.
  • Residency Research

    In a recent study conducted by PGY2 Resident Michael Liu, MD and other resident researchers, coordinated by Resident Research Director Philip Chan, MD, research productivity by Brown Internal Medicine residents was demonstrated to grow by a more than 6-fold increase in both manuscript publication as well as national conference presentation over the 5 year period from 2015-2019. The increase was attributed to the implementation of a new research curriculum and intern research retreat in 2016, providing our residents with skills and guidance towards successful scholarly pursuits and mentorship.
  • New Chief Residents AY 2021-2022 Named

    Brown IM Program Leaders announced the new Chief Residents selected for the Academic Year 2021-2022:

    Amy Mathew, MD
    Medical College of Wisconsin

    Jackie McKenna, MD
    Stony Brook University

    Gerry Ovide, MD
    East Virginia Medical School

    Christopher Ward, MD
    Monash University, Australia

    Daniel Yee, MD
    New York Medical College

  • COVID Pandemic Response Protocol

    In response to the Spring 2020 COVID Pandemic, the Brown Internal Medicine Residency Program followed a Pandemic Response Protocol from April through June 2020. In this protocol, educational conferences were suspended during April and May. Elective Rotations were cancelled, and Continuity Clinic experiences were converted to a Telemedicine Format. The entire residency program was converted to a “platoon” model of 7 days “in”/7 days “out”, in which half of all of our residents were assigned to General Medical Wards, COVID Units and Critical Care Units at any given time. The other half of our resident population conducted telemedicine visits with continuity clinic patients and was able to rest and mitigate coronavirus exposure and risk. For this three-month period, our residents and faculty performed in a typically exemplary manner. Throughout the Pandemic Response Protocol, residency leadership conducted daily communication updates with residents and faculty and weekly housestaff meetings were held to assure safety, situational awareness, and plan for resumption of normal operations, which occurred on July 1, 2020. While disruptive, this period provided valuable and tangible experience in teamwork, flexibility, and resilience. Updated Rhode Island Statewide COVID data may be found here.