We look forward to welcoming you to Providence. First-year orientation begins Wednesday, August 6, 2014. Visit the Student Affairs site for all the information you'll need, including requirements about immunizations etc.
Alpert Medical School Information
Requirements for the Admissions Office
The Office of Admissions requires an official copy of your final academic transcript prior to your enrollment in The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. You must send us an official transcript to the Office of Admissions no later than August 1, 2014. Please do not send facsimile or electronic copies. If you will not have final grades until the end of a summer term, please notify admissions for special arrangements. Note: If your AMCAS application included your final transcript information, you do not need to send this again.
Where Are You?
If you will be traveling this summer, it is important that you update your address and other contact information on the Self Service Banner website (after June 3, 2014 ) in order to ensure timely receipt of mailings and other correspondence from Alpert Medical School.
All AMS students are required to have an iPad or other device (e.g., laptop, tablet, etc.). The Office of Medical Education will be giving you a "Connectivity Workshop" during your first-year orientation, during which they'll demonstrate and/or discuss course materials on different devices. Therefore, it's perfectly acceptable to bring what you have and then wait until the orientation workshop (or later!) to make a decision on what works best for you. Discounts at the Brown Bookstore are available to you as a medical student (with your Brown ID).
Student Health Insurance
It is important that Brown University students have access to comprehensive medical care while enrolled at Brown. Please review the Brown University Office of Insurance and Risk website for student health insurance information.
Parking & Housing Information
There is a parking garage adjacent to the medical school building, and there is a fee associated with it. You may contact the Transportation office directly with questions and application information.
There is ample bike storage and shuttle service running to and from the medical school from various locations on campus and the hospitals.
We have posted a helpful housing resources document ("Living in Providence 2014") below. Some of our graduating medical students contact us with information about their housing being available for rent, and that is also posted below (and will be updated as we receive information). Many incoming students are also communicating about housing, roommates, etc. on the MD'18 Facebook page. There are also numerous listings on Craigslist.