Special Preliminary IM Tracks

Preliminary IM – Neurology (NRMP # 1677140P1)

Six positions in the 13-position Preliminary Internal Medicine program have been reserved for applicants who match in the Brown Neurology program. This capacity allows all members of the entering Neurology class to spend their Preliminary IM year at Brown. Most years, the entire Neurology class takes advantage of this guarantee, enabling them to enter Neurology residency already familiar with the institution and the Department of Medicine. In addition, Preliminary-Neurology interns meet with Neurology faculty during their first year and get to know their future colleagues. Finally, Preliminary IM Interns spend a month on the Neurology rotation along with their Categorical IM peers, thus reinforcing their knowledge and skills in the discipline which they will be entering and familiarizing themselves with the clinical operations of the Neurology Department.

Applicants who wish to be considered for the Preliminary-Neurology Internal Medicine program must apply specifically to the Preliminary IM – Neurology (NRMP # 1677140P1) and list this program on their supplementary NRMP rank list in association with the Brown Neurology Residency. For applicants who wish to be considered for the general Preliminary IM Program (NRMP # 1677140P0) as well, for use in their supplementary NRMP rank list in association with other Neurology programs, you will need to formally designate an application to this program as well.

Applicants to the Brown Neurology Residency Program are accommodated during interview season with a single interview day for both Neurology and Preliminary Internal Medicine. Invited applicants, during their Neurology Interview Day, will spend time with a Brown Internal Medicine Residency Director or Associate Director, as well as a current Preliminary IM Intern. This informational session, along with interviews by Neurology faculty, will satisfy the interview requirements for Internal Medicine without the need for a separate interview day in the Department of Medicine. Applicants should alert the Neurology administrative staff if they wish to take advantage of this process.


Preliminary IM – Anesthesiology (NRMP # 1677140P2)

Two positions in the 13-position Preliminary Internal Medicine program have been reserved for applicants who match in the Brown Anesthesiology program, accommodating up to 2 members of the entering Anesthesiology class to spend their Preliminary IM year at Brown. This is the first year in which this program is being offered. Spending the PGY-1 year in Internal Medicine at Brown, prior to continuing into an advanced Anesthesiology Residency, permits Preliminary-Anesthesiology interns to meet with Anesthesia faculty during their first year and get to know their future colleagues. Preliminary IM Interns will also spend a month on an Anesthesiology, thus reinforcing their knowledge and skills in the discipline which they will be entering and familiarizing themselves with the clinical operations of the Department and the OR.

Applicants who wish to be considered for the Preliminary-Anesthesiology Internal Medicine program must apply specifically to the Preliminary IM – Anesthesiology (NRMP # 1677140P2) and list this program on their supplementary NRMP rank list in association with the Brown Anesthesiology Residency. For applicants who wish to be considered for the general Preliminary IM Program (NRMP # 1677140P0) as well, for use in their supplementary NRMP rank list in association with other Anesthesiology programs, you will need to formally designate an application to this program as well.

Applicants to the Brown Anesthesiology Residency Program are accommodated during interview season with a single interview day for both Anesthesiology and Internal Medicine. Invited applicants, during their Anesthesiology Interview Day, will spend time with a Brown Internal Medicine Residency Director or Associate Director, as well as a current IM Intern. This informational session, along with interviews by Anesthesiology faculty, will satisfy the interview requirements for Internal Medicine without the need for a separate interview day in the Department of Medicine. Applicants should alert the Anesthesiology administrative staff if they wish to take advantage of this process.