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.
Click on the buttons below to learn more about our residency rotations. Brown provides ample opportunity for core emergency medicine, off and on-service critical care, and trauma, as well as specialty rotations that give our residents the skills to manage complex patients, whatever ED setting they ultimately choose.
The backbone of our didactic education, the weekly conference, encompasses a number of regularly scheduled series including traditional core competency lectures, morbidity and mortality conference, monthly Grand Rounds with nationally renowned speakers, hands-on cadaver and manikin procedure labs, high fidelity simulation sessions, asynchronous learning, and an EKG and Radiology series. The curriculum is divided into 3-4 month core curriculum blocks, which focus on the content areas in the most current Model of Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine. All residents are supplied with an iPad, subscription to Rosh Review, and reimbursement for other educational resources. Residents receive funding to attend SAEM as a PGY-2 resident and ACEP as a PGY-4 resident. Many of our residents also travel to CORD and AAEM conferences as well.
Not only does the weekly conference impart the book knowledge needed to become an excellent emergency physician, but it also serves as an outlet for residents to develop the skills necessary to become educators in the field. In keeping with our concept of graduated responsibility in the clinical realm, residents have a graduated level of responsibility as it pertains to helping to educate other residents and faculty. 1st year residents are responsible for presenting our monthly journal club, 2nd years present at our monthly toxicology conference, 3rd years present the CPC series and trauma conferences, and 4th years present a grand rounds lecture before graduating. Our faculty have devoted themselves to making Brown one of the premier Emergency Medicine programs in the country.