One great way to stay involved with your medical alma mater is to take part in a volunteer opportunity. From serving on the BMAA Board to mentoring a Brown student, there are numerous programs available that can suit your interests and desired level of involvement. And if you have an idea for a new one, just let us know!
Class Representatives act as a liaison for each class year. They help classmates stay in contact, put together class events, and help with fundraising for the Brown Medical Annual Fund. Special initiatives are available for those willing to help the specific efforts during a reunion class year. Class participation is vital to the success of any class gathering.
Have a spare bedroom? Would you like to Help Our Students Travel (HOST) by giving them a place to stay while they are in your area interviewing for residency? We are particularly in need of HOSTs in Miami, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Milwaukee, New Haven, and Rochester, MN. However, HOSTs in all city are welcomed.
Medicine in Action
Spend a morning or afternoon being shadowed by an Alpert medical student or PLME undergraduate. Take them on rounds, allow them to observe procedures – give them a taste of Medicine in Action. Alumni outside the Providence area are encouraged to apply, as students may visit during school vacations.
In an effort to have up-to-date information for our rising fourth-year class, Alex Morang is looking for alums willing to serve as a resource for our students.
You probably recall the anxiety and frustration involved in the decision making process of selecting residency programs. As you know, it can be extremely difficult to find information, therefore, each year a list is complied of graduating students to serve as an information resource. Contact information, including cell phone number and non-Brown email address, as well as residency information is included. Many of you used this information in your own search and know its value. Anyone interested in serving as a resource, providing answers to questions about your program during the next year, please contact Alex Morang to be included on the list.
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Local alumni interested in a long-term mentoring partnership can become physician-mentors for the Doctoring course.
Want to have a say in the operations of the Brown Medical Alumni Association? Nominate yourself or another alum for the BMAA Board of Directors.
Office of Women in Medicine and Science Mentoring Program
The Office of Women in Medicine and Science facilitates a mentoring program pairing alumnae in the Providence area with women students early in their educational and professional studies. Students learn about a medical specialty, field of health care delivery, or specific career choice from the perspective of a woman physician.
Alumni/Student Volunteer Opportunity Beyond Brown
The following opportunity is sponsored by Brown alum Joseph A. Diaz MD’96 MPH’09. Anyone interested should contact the organization directly. You can read about Joe's involvement with KIND in Brown Medicine.
Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)is a nonprofit organization that helps find compassionate and capable legal representation for refugee and immigrant children who come to the United States without their parents or legal guardian. KIND was founded by the Microsoft Corporation and actress and humanitarian Angelina Jolie. How can the Alpert Medical School of Brown University and KIND work together? Alpert Medical School graduates, faculty and students would provide vital physical and psychological support to the children with whom KIND works on a pro bono basis.
Volunteers would also help support unaccompanied children’s claims for relief from deportation in immigration proceedings. Volunteers would testify in court about the effects on minors of trauma, abandonment, persecution, trafficking or other abuse, provide expert testimony or a written evaluation to inform the court, or provide psychological evaluations of children. Such testimony can mean the difference between an immigration judge or a Department of Homeland Security officer believing a child’s story and granting him/her protection, or ordering the child deported to his/her home country to face an uncertain fate.
Volunteers could also help train pro bono attorneys to recognize traumatized children, elicit their stories without causing additional trauma, determine if a child needs specialized care, and serve as a key contact if a child is in crisis. In addition, KIND needs volunteers to identify mental health care providers in the cities in which KIND works for emergency and non-emergency referrals.
Alpert Medical School alumni have skills that will make a critical difference in their lives.
Interest should be directed to:
Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
1331 G Street, NW
Washington, DC, 20005