Since granting its first Doctor of Medicine degrees in 1975, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University has become a national leader in medical education and biomedical research.

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

By attracting first-class physicians and researchers to Rhode Island over the past four decades, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University has radically improved the state's health care environment, from health care policy to patient care.

Students are admitted to the School through a variety of pathways. The medical school awards approximately 140 MD degrees each year.


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The Warren Alpert Medical School is a component of Brown’s Division of Biology and Medicine, which also includes the Program in Biology. Together with Brown's seven affiliated teaching hospitals, the collective research enterprise in the life and health sciences attracts $195 million in sponsored research funding per year.

Research Centers, Institutes, and Programs

Nearly 90 percent of our students take part in clinical or basic science research within the University's vigorous and growing research community. Our principal mission – to train excellent physicians equipped to improve the health of individuals and communities – is inseparable from our commitment to create an academic medical enterprise of the first rank in Rhode Island.

Affiliated Hospitals

The Warren Alpert Medical School is affiliated with seven area hospitals — all within a 15-minute drive of the Brown campus — that serve one and a half million people of diverse backgrounds and socioeconomic status.

Residency Placements

Graduates of The Warren Alpert Medical School are accepted into the nation's most competitive residency programs and leading medical centers.