On March 10, 1972, Brown embarked on an exciting path to train doctors who believe they can change the world. It was on that date that the Corporation of Brown University made a bold decision to support the creation of a four-year program in medicine. In a statement after the vote, the Corporation wrote: “It is this integration of medical education with the social sciences, humanities and other sciences which seems to us the most important feature of the new program and the one which promises to give it a special niche in medical education on the national scene.”
Built on that cornerstone, The Warren Alpert Medical School has evolved during the past five decades to become an innovator in medical education and research. Fifty Years of Medicine at Brown celebrates the legacy and impact of the Medical School, while looking ahead to the discoveries and innovations to come.
Beginning with a community event on the evening of April 29, 2022, and continuing through June 2023, the celebration brings together a series of celebratory, reflective and scholarly activities. This celebration honors the distinctive and innovative elements of Brown’s approach to medical training and biomedical innovation, characterized by a unique focus on promoting the health of individuals and communities through service to society.