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 from a variety of clinical locations across the three hospitals, and from a large cohort of teaching faculty 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, team-work, and devotion to self and others are our core values.

What's New!

  • New Associate Program Director for Ambulatory Care

    We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Jessica Murphy, MD to the Position of Associate Program Director for Ambulatory Care, effective July 1, 2018. Dr. Murphy is a relatively new member of the Division of General Internal Medicine, and is excited to give ambulatory care a clear voice and presence within the residency program. Dr. Murphy’s primary goal is to create an ambulatory experience that is both enjoyable and has value for all residents regardless of their intended career paths. She aims to enhance the ambulatory experience for residents in part by improving the clinic scheduling process, contributing to further development of the formal ambulatory curriculum, and increasing direct observation and formative feedback during provision of clinical care. We welcome her to the residency leadership team and look forward to working with her.
  • Wellness Committee Update

    The Brown IM Wellness Committee continued to grow over the past year under the leadership of Matt Austin. The new Chief Resident leading the charge is Christopher Terry, who will continue to receive guidance from Carol Landau, PhD, along with the numerous other faculty members from our administration that continues to provide support. In addition to the regularly scheduled social events for residents, the Wellness Committee has taken on several new projects. The courtyard outside of the Jane Brown Conference Room is currently being transformed with new vegetation, strategically surrounding the space that will soon be occupied by the highly anticipated arrival of picnic tables. Another project includes an IRB-approved study examining if chaplain-led, resident only debriefing sessions in the Medical ICU can prevent housestaff burnout and depressive symptoms.
  • Brown Medicine Resident Community Outreach Initiative

    The Brown Medicine Resident Community Outreach Initiative is a resident-led community service program, in partnership with Lifespan, which provides opportunities for physician volunteerism in the communities that we serve. In partnership with local community organizations like New England Distance (NED) and Mount Hope Neighborhood Association (MHNA), the group creates opportunities for housestaff to participate and volunteer in after-school sports and fitness activities offered to middle schools and high school students of the Providence and Woonsocket inner city areas. Led by Jose Ruiz, MD (IM PGY-2) the group will also create an informal guide for participating residents to promote talks and discussion on topics like nutrition, substance abuse, smoking, healthy practices and career development. The program is supported by a grant from the Brown Office of Multiculturalism and Diversity.
  • Visiting Diversity Scholars

    The Department of Medicine, together with the Department of Pediatrics and the Brown Office of Multicultural and Diversity Affairs, has begun a Visiting Diversity Student Scholar Program, first held during AY17-18. We welcomed out first students this fall, spending elective months in Cardiology and Acting Internships. It’s a great way to welcome students to Providence and familiarize them with our program and our residents.
  • New Brown Anesthesiology Residency Program/Expansion of IM Preliminary Program

    The ACGME has officially approved the new Brown Anesthesiology Residency program. The new program, under the direction of Chief of Anesthesiology, Gildasio De Oliveira, MD, will enter the 2017-2018 NRMP Match with 12 positions for advanced PGY-2 residents. As part of this process, the Department of Medicine Preliminary PGY-1 has also been approved for expansion from 11 positions to 13. (The additional positions are designated as “Preliminary Internal Medicine - Anesthesiology). The Brown Anesthesiology Program’s inaugural class is the largest ever approved for a new program of this type owing to quality of the clinical experiences at our participating hospitals.