The academy system organizes students into learning communities headed by staff members and faculty. Academies consist of students from all four years of medical school, a full-time director and coordinator, as well as three faculty career advisers.
Each academy has a dedicated 3,500-square-foot area in the new building that features a lounge area, meeting spaces, lockers, a kitchen, and administrative space for faculty and staff.
The goals of the academy system at Alpert Medical School include:
- Promoting student wellness
- Fostering and modeling professionalism
- Enhancing connectivity and collaboration
The academies provide a support system and help students foster personal and professional connections—from day one through the last year of medical school.
Academy Contact Information
Director: Alex Morang
Coordinator: Janice Viticonte
CIM Lead Faculty: Joe Diaz, MD, Internal Medicine
Co-Faculty: Laura Levine, MD, Psychiatry
Michael Connolly, MD, Surgery
Blue Academy CIM Faculty Biographies
Director: Kelly Kochis
Coordinator: Charissa Prentice
CIM Lead Faculty: Jane Eisen, MD, Psychiatry
Co-Faculty: Sybil Cineas, MD, Medicine/Pediatrics
Nicole E. Alexander, MD, MPH, Adult and Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Green Academy CIM Faculty Biographies
CIM Lead Faculty: Brian Clyne, MD, Emergency Medicine
Co-Faculty: Marcia VanVleet, MD, MPH, Pediatrics
Kevin Charpentier, MD, Surgery
Red Academy CIM Faculty Biographies