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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.
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.
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.
The Brown IM Residency Wellness Committee has been busy over the past year and has expanded offerings and opportunities for resident participation. The group is led by Chief Resident Matt Austin with support and guidance from Clinical Psychology/General Medicine faculty member Carol Landau, PhD. Members represent all tracks and PG years. The group meets regularly and sponsors events such as rotation switch parties, sporting events, outings and other social activities. Most recently, new wellness spaces were opened at RIH & TMH and serve as places for quiet reflection and focus.
New Assistant Residency Director - Stephanie Catanese, MD
Dr. Stephanie Catanese has been named Assistant Residency Director. A graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and the Brown General Internal Medicine/Primary Care Track, Dr. Catanese will focus her role on Performance Assessment and Academic Support. She is a member of our Residency Clinical Competency Committee and leads our Directed Reading Program. She continues to be a formidable force on the Volleyball court as a member of the ACE Inhibitors.
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.