Throughout the 50 Years of Medicine at Brown celebration, alumni, students, faculty, and staff will have opportunities to share what impact The Warren Alpert Medical School has had on their lives and careers as physicians and scientists. We’ll share their stories here.
All of our professors taught us how to be empathetic, compassionate, and lifelong learners. They were dedicated to teaching and mostly to the best care for the patients of Rhode Island.
Brown is just this amazing place where there are no walls. ... That is the most important thing in innovation is to break down walls and have these interdisciplinary collaborations. That’s probably why I never left. It’s an amazing place.
Connection to students is so important, looking them in the eye, understanding how overwhelming it is to be a student. … Teach them the one or two critical things that they will remember. You have to make it real for them.
[T]he admissions committee asked me about my poetry. … When I wrote about my high school teaching experience and how it had led me to want to practice psychiatry, they trusted my curiosity and commitment. They wanted to know more.
We’re the only major health center of the only academic medical school in the state. It’s a hub, and you see this real diversity in the city and state in terms of the patients that we care for.
Rhode Island is a very tight-knit community. Within a few degrees of separation, you’ll know someone or have a connection to them. Caring for your neighbors means so much. These people’s lives touch you in a way, and you form a bond more quickly.