Orientation Schedule

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Morning and Early Afternoon Programs – First Floor Lecture Hall, Rm. 160
9:00 AM–9:30 AM 

Breakfast with your new classmates and photos taken for class composite photograph

9:30 AM–9:45 AM 

Welcome and overview with Alexandra Morang, MA, Director of Medical Student Affairs

9:45 AM–10:00 AM


10:00 AM–11:00 AM "Curriculum Overview"
  • Luba Dumenco, MD, Director, Pre-Clinical Curriculum
  • Julie Taylor, MD, MSc, Director, Clinical Curriculum
  • Emily Green, MA, Assistant Director of Medical Student Affairs; Director, Red Student Academy
11:00 AM–11:10 AM

"Library Services" with Erika Sevetson, Health Sciences Librarian

11:10 AM–12:00 PM

Medical School Building Tours by Academy   

12:00 PM–12:30 PM


12:30 PM-12:50 PM

Welcome by Allan Tunkel, MD, Associate Dean for Medical Education; and keynote speaker:  Charlotte Boney, MD, Professor of Pediatrics

Afternoon and Evening Programs
1:00 PM–5:00 PM

Mandatory Basic Life Support Training
(Room 170)  

5:00 PM–7:00 PM

MD Class of 2017 Dinner
(Emergency Medicine Terrace, 4th Floor Rooftop)

9:00 PM

Hot Club, 575 South Water Street, Providence, RI--The Hot Club is a waterfront bar, within walking distance from the Medical School, with outside and inside decks--right on the Providence River.  Drinks are student affordable and there is free popcorn.  Come hang out with members of the MD Class of 2016.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Morning and Early Afternoon Programs – First Floor Lecture Hall, Rm. 160
9:00 AM–9:30 AM 


9:30 AM–10:00 AM 

"Comprehensive Overview of Advising, Counseling and Academic Resources"

  • Alexandra Morang, MA, Director of Medical Student Affairs; Director, Blue Student Academy
  • Emily Green, MA, Assistant Director of Medical Student Affairs; Director, Red Student Academy
  • Joseph Diaz, MD, CIM Faculty
  • Richard Dollase, EdD, Director, Office of Medical Education
  • Jabbar R. Bennett, PhD, Associate Dean, Diversity; Director, Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs
  • Rahul Banerjee, MD '14
10:00 AM–11:00 AM

“Transitioning to Medical School:  Advice from Your Student Colleagues” with members of the MD Class of 2016:

  • Emma Anselin
  • Rachel Blake
  • Jason Bowman
  • Matthew Erlich
  • David Lieberman
11:00 AM–11:10 AM


11:10 AM–11:30 AM

Health Disparities Curriculum with Matthew Erlich, MD ’16 and Osman Chaudhry, MD ‘16

11:30 AM-11:50 AM

“Strategies for Staying Healthy and Balanced” with Dr. Christine Montross, Elizabeth Janopaul-Naylor, MD ’14 and Katherine Brooks, MD ‘15

11:50 AM-12:15 PM

“Mindfulness, Wellness, and Self-Care” with Ellen Flynn, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Human Behavior, and Co-Director of the Contemplative Studies Concentration

12:15 PM-1:15 PM

(Emergency Medicine Terrace, 4th Floor Rooftop)

1:15 PM-2:00 PM

“Mandatory Bloodborne Pathogen/Universal Precautions Training” with Patricia McAuley, RN, BSN, CIC, Infection Preventionist, Rhode Island Hospital

2:00 PM-2:15 PM


2:15 PM-2:30 PM

“Mandatory N95 Respirator Training Session with Stephanie Santucci, Safety Specialist, Brown University Environmental Health and Safety

2:30 PM-3:30 PM

Mandatory N95 Respirator Fitting (Students A-L)

2:30 PM-3:30 PM

iPad Workshop “Using Your iPad to Learn” (Students M-Z)
(Room 170)

3:30 PM-4:30 PM

Mandatory N95 Respirator Fitting (Students M-Z)

3:30 PM-4:30 PM

iPad Workshop “Using Your iPad to Learn” (Students A-L)
(Room 170)

4:30 PM-5:00 PM

Tech Support for iPads - Open Hours
(Room 170)

Evening Programs
5:00 PM–6:00 PM

Academy Dinner
(Second Floor, Academy Suites)

6:00 PM–7:30 PM

Student Leadership Fair—learn more about various student organizations
(2nd and 3rd floor Atrium Areas)

9:00 PM

English Cellar Alehouse, 165 Angell Street, Providence RI--Alehouse is right on campus, off of Thayer Street, with every kind of beer you could want.  Bring change if you are in the pool playing mood!  Well drinks are $4 and beers are between $4-$7, depending on how fancy your beer preferences are--so come join members of the MD Class of 2016 up on campus for a fun evening!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Brown Adventure DaY and afternoon programs
8:00 AM

Pre-Adventure Day Check-In and Grab-and-Go Breakfast Snacks                                  
(First Floor Atrium Area)

8:15 AM

Board buses and depart for Wheeler School Farm for Brown Adventure Day

8:30 AM–12:30 PM

Brown Adventure Day Program—Wheeler School Farm
(Seekonk, MA)

1:00 PM-2:15 PM

Lunch, White Coat Try-Ons and Tech Support for iPads
(RIMI Commons, Third Floor Atrium Area)

2:30 PM-3:45 PM

"Financial Aid Orientation":  attendance is required for students receiving financial aid--however, all are invited to attend.  Linda Gillette, Director of Financial Aid, and Cindy Tosone, Financial Aid Counselor, will discuss the next step in the aid process, and accessing funds to help with living expenses.
(Room 160)

8:00 PM

Lola's Tequila Bar & Cantina, 525 South Water Street, Providence, RI--Lola's offers delicious, Mexican cuisine; $3-$4 bottled beers; and the signature $4 "Lola" margarita!  Join members of the MD Class of 2016 for a fun evening out on Lola's huge, outdoor waterfront patio.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

2:00 PM

Tillinghast Farm, 231 Nayatt Road, Barrington, RI--Discover Brown Med's BEST Study Break Hangout:  RISD Beach.  Students will be carpooling from the Richmond Street entrance of the Medical School Building, meeting at 2:00 PM--returning whenever!  Unofficially dubbed "RISD Beach" by the Brown Med crowd, for years, this hallowed hangout provides great views of Narragansett Bay--ideal conditions for kiteboarding/windsurfing, and the occasional pick-up game of ultimate frisbee.  Upper years will be invited to join.  Bring along any and all beach stuff you have...the suit, the board (cannot promise waves), and the frisbee.  Contact for this event:  Rob Heinl, MD '15 (401-529-8701) or Robert_Heinl@brown.edu.  Rob has four extra spots in his car and is happy to pick up (and shuttle back) anyone who feels they need a ride.  If you have your own car, you are more than welcome to follow Rob to this 10-minute drive from the Medical School.  Call or email Rob a few days prior to the event if you'll need a ride and he'll do his best to hook you up with a ride.

8:00 PM

Providence Waterfire--For those of you who might wish to experience Providence's "Waterfire", please click on this link for more information:  http://waterfire.org/schedule/saturday-august-10th-2013/