When it comes to clinical experience, Alpert Medical School offers students unparalleled variety in which to learn. It is affiliated with seven area hospitals - all within a fifteen-minute drive of the Brown campus - that serve one and a half million people of diverse backgrounds and socioeconomic status. At Alpert Medical School, the road to becoming a physician takes students to these hospitals as well as to countless other clinical settings, such as community practices throughout the state, inner city clinics, and biotech companies. These sites provide a range of diverse training opportunities for medical students and residents.
Hasbro Children's Hospital
Butler Hospital is the only private, nonprofit psychiatric and substance abuse hospital serving adults, adolescents, and children in Rhode Island and southeastern New England. Founded in 1844, it was the first hospital in Rhode Island, and has earned a reputation as the leading provider of innovative psychiatric treatments in the region. The hospital is recognized worldwide as a pioneer in conducting cutting-edge research, and with more than $19 million in research funding, the hospital has the largest percentage of funding of the Brown affiliated hospitals. Butler's research activities have helped bring about groundbreaking treatments, including Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), a treatment for depression recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Deep Brain Stimulation, a "pace-maker for the brain" that is used to treat severe obsessive compulsive disorder and depression.
Emma Pendelton Bradley Hospital
The Emma Pendelton Bradley Hospital, founded in 1931, is the nation's first psychiatric hospital devoted to children and adolescents. Its services include a 60-bed acute inpatient program for children and adolescents with emotional, behavioral, and developmental disorders; day hospital programs, and an outpatient program which includes many specialty clinics. The hospital operates the Bradley School, a fully certified special education school.
Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island
Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island is a 294-bed hospital that serves a community of more than 180,000 people in Pawtucket and the Blackstone Valley region of Rhode Island. Memorial's rehabilitation center focuses on services to patients afflicted by stroke, amputation, or neurological disability and includes comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services. The hospital offers cutting-edge cancer care and is the practice base for the Brown residency program in family medicine.
Providence VA Medical Center
Providence VA Medical Center is a 230-bed facility providing acute inpatient and ambulatory care in medicine, surgery, psychiatry and neurology. The hospital admits approximately 5,000 veterans annually and provides over 150,000 outpatient visits in 41 clinics. It is a regional center for treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. The hospital also provides special medical services in the areas of dialysis, substance abuse treatment, rehabilitative medicine, and prosthetics.
Rhode Island Hospital
Rhode Island Hospital, with 719 beds, is the state's largest hospital and the third largest hospital in New England. It is designated as the Level 1 Trauma Center for southeastern New England, providing expert staff and equipment in emergency situations 24 hours a day. Rhode Island Hospital is home to a Comprehensive Cancer Center. Its pediatric division, Hasbro Children's Hospital, opened in 1994 and cares for some 7,000 inpatients and 60,000 outpatients annually.
The Miriam Hospital
The Miriam Hospital is a 247-bed facility that provides a broad range of primary, secondary and tertiary medical and surgical services to adolescents and adults in 31 medical and surgical specialties and sub-specialties. Miriam Hospital is noted for its specialty services in AIDS at the Samuel and Esther Chester Immunology Center and in cardiac care. The Women's Cardiac Center at The Miriam Hospital offers complete diagnostic and clinical cardiology services, cardiovascular surgery and cardiac rehabilitation to women.
Women & Infants' Hospital of Rhode Island
Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, which houses 137 single patient rooms and 120 infant bassinets, is one of the nation's leading specialty hospitals for women and newborns. The primary teaching affiliate of Alpert Medical School for obstetrics, gynecology and newborn pediatrics, Women & Infants is the tenth largest obstetrical service in the country with more than 9,700 deliveries per year. In 2003, Brown University and Women & Infants were named a National Center of Excellence in Women's Health by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The hospital offers specialty gynecological services as well, for treatment of infertility and cancer, including the Breast Health Center, a specialized center offering education, support, diagnosis and contemporary treatment for all breast health problems.