Family Medicine

Medical Student Education

Our medical student education program is guided by a mission to teach the next generation of physicians the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to provide first-rate primary care.

Welcome to the home page of the Division of Medical Student Education in the Department of Family Medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Our mission is to teach the next generation of physicians the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to provide first-rate primary care in Rhode Island, in the wider United States, and internationally as well. Specifically, we aim to increase the number of graduating medical students who have the skills required for and the interest in careers in Family Medicine, particularly among underserved patient populations.

We bring together a core group of outstanding physicians who are devoted to medical education, as well as greater than 140 community faculty at over 80 sites scattered across Rhode Island, Southeastern Massachusetts, and Eastern Connecticut.

Our home base at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island provides the ideal environment for learning about primary care, community health, and the care of underserved and ethnically diverse communities. The Department of Family Medicine is nationally recognized for its residency, its fellowship in Maternal and Child Health, its pioneering of the Patient-Centered Medical Home, and its top-notch researchers.

Through the support of the Department, Memorial Hospital, Alpert Medical School and a Title VII grant from HRSA, we aim to provide the finest educational experiences available to medical student, from Alpert or visiting from other institutions.  

David Anthony, MD, MSc
Director of Medical Student Education