Letter from the Program Director
Welcome to Brown! I am excited you are interested in learning more about Emergency Medicine training at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University, located in the historic city of Providence. There is a tremendous amount of information you can learn about our 4 year training Program here on our Residency website (developed by our fabulous residents!) and there is more information about our faculty on our Department website. As a brief introduction, I will highlight our Mission and the unique learning experience you will be a part of when you choose to train with us.
The Brown Residency Program is proud to be the first Ivy League Emergency Medicine training program established. Our primary teaching site is Rhode Island Hospital, a Level I Trauma Center, accredited stroke center, and regional tertiary care academic medical center. Rhode Island Hospital is home to one of the busiest Emergency Departments in the US, and over 106,000 patients came through the ED doors last year. Our ED is also among the top ten busiest trauma registries in the US.
In addition to the rich clinical experience at RIH, we have 2 additional training sites located on our campus, Hasbro Children’s Hospital and Women and Infants' Hospital. Hasbro Children’s is a leading pediatric specialty hospital and the region’s only center for pediatric critical care. Women and Infants’ is the region’s main resource for women’s health and specialty newborn care. Our main community affiliate, The Miriam Hospital, has an annual census of 56,000 visits, and is located less than 3 miles from our Trauma Center. We also have residents spend some time at Newport Hospital, another community affiliate in the beach town of Newport. All of our training sites boast superb clinical and educational opportunities in large volume and high acuity settings and you will work side by side with our academic faculty at each one of our clinical sites.
Our Mission is simple: develop you into a compassionate emergency physician with exceptional knowledge and superior clinical skills. We seek to instill in our residents the highest professional standards as clinicians, scholars, and leaders in the field of Emergency Medicine. You will leave here extraordinarily prepared for independent practice, with a skill set that includes habits of life-long learning, an early start in your leadership and professional development, and the training and research opportunities to help you earn your top choice attending or fellowship position.
How will we accomplish that? By providing you with the highest quality education in Emergency Medicine. That includes training you in an extremely high volume emergency department, exposing you to a large and diverse clinical faculty, teaching you through an innovative curriculum, scheduling ample elective time, providing strong Departmental support, and offering all the bells and whistles you need to maximize the learning opportunities you create for yourself during training, all while keeping an eye on wellness and resilience. Whether it’s in our certified Simulation Center, away on an international medicine elective, or while mentoring a medical student in our Doctoring Program, you have every opportunity to drive your education and choose your own adventure in our Program.
Here at the Emergency Medicine Residency of the Alpert Medical School of Brown University we are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace the individual uniqueness of our residents and faculty as well as our patients. We foster a culture of inclusion that supports all racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, and gender identities of the individuals who comprise our program and those whom we serve. We value respect and inclusion as core strengths critical to our mission of developing exceptional physicians and providing the highest quality emergency care.
Please explore our website to learn more about us. As of 2016, we match 13 residents per class, and each one brings a unique background and multiple talents to our Program. We look forward to meeting you in person and learning about your talents as well!
Jessica L. Smith, MD, FACEP