ANNOUNCEMENT | Interim Associate Dean for Medical Education

Dear Warren Alpert Medical School Community,

We are writing to inform you that Sarita Warrier, MD, FACP, has been appointed interim associate dean for medical education at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Dr. Warrier serves as Assistant Dean for Medical Education, directing the second-year curriculum and the Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship for the Primary Care – Population Medicine Program, and is an active USMLE Step 1 advisor. She will also take on the role of oversight of students doing independent studies in addition to serving as a faculty mentor for students pursuing the Academic Scholars Program. She has been very engaged with all aspects of the Office of Medical Education and will work with the other deans and staff, as well as others throughout the medical school, to ensure that all medical student needs are met during this transition period.

Dr. Roxanne Vrees, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, continues to oversee all aspects of student affairs, the Mary B. Arnold Mentoring Program, and career advising. She will take on the additional role of monitoring the process for students doing away rotations, the visiting student program, and oversight of Records and Registration. The Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program, or SOAP, which Dr. Vrees coordinates as part of her oversight of the residency match, is now complete. We are looking forward to a successful Match Day celebration tomorrow.

In addition, Dr. Warrier, Dr. Vrees, and Assistant Dean for Medical Education Dr. Luba Dumenco have all taken on additional students for Step 1 advising alongside the Mary B. Arnold mentors. We can assure you that all students will have the advising support that they need during this critical time.

In our roles as Senior Associate Deans, we will be co-chairing the transition planning process and will communicate developments in the transition plan for the Office of Medical Education frequently over the next few weeks. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have specific questions.


Allan R. Tunkel, MD, PhD                                   Michele G. Cyr, MD
Senior Associate Dean for                                  Senior Associate Dean for
Medical Education                                              Academic Affairs