Associate Residency Director, Dr. Fred Schiffman, serves as the Sigal Family Professor of Medicine at Brown. This endowed chair has allowed him to organize and enhance the humanistic care of patients throughout the hospitals and our residency. He has developed a variety of innovative humanistic programs and projects with students, house officers, and faculty. The Department of Medicine and the Internal Medicine Residency often serve as the epicenter of such activities, with other participants invited to participate in and lead programs offered for our residents and students. Selected activities in the Department of Medicine are described below.
These are some of the programs which we offer. Virtually all of them center around or include a place for medical resident participation. It is our belief that the best medical care is patient and family centered and based on consideration of a holistic and humanistic view of a patient’s illness.