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Affiliation with The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

In 1969, Providence Lying-In Hospital (now Women & Infants Hospital), Memorial, Rhode Island, and Roger Williams hospitals signed formal agreements with Brown University to become teaching hospitals.

This school year, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University has enrolled 466 students in undergraduate medical education programs. At the graduate medical education level, 727 residents and fellows are in 68 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) approved graduate medical education training programs  based at the seven Brown-affiliated hospitals.  166, or approximately 23 percent of the residents and fellows in these programs are based at Care New England hospitals - Butler, Memorial, and Women & Infants.  Care New England provides the principal setting for clinical training in obstetrics and gynecology and related subspecialties, perinatology, neonatology, family medicine, and psychiatry

In 1972 Butler Hospital signed formal agreements with Brown University to become a  teaching hospital.  Eighty-one full and clinical faculty from the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior in the Alpert Medical School are supported directly by Butler Hospital. In the 2013-2014 school year Butler is the major training site and the administrative base hospital for the more than 39 residents of the Brown University General Residency in Psychiatry. Inpatient, outpatient, and partial hospital programs at Butler are all favored clinical assignments.

The Department of Family Medicine at Memorial Hospital of RI (MHRI) houses the Brown Family Medicine Residency which is home to 39 residents, as well as two Brown affiliated fellowship programs, one in maternal child health and one in global health.  The Department of Medicine at MHRI is a principal site for Alpert Medical School’s core clerkship in internal medicine for third year medical students.   MHRI also hosts a sub-internship in internal medicine for fourth year medical students and a number of medical subspecialty clinical electives.    MHRI hosts 31 residents in the Internal Medicine Residency Program and is a clinical site for Brown subspecialty fellows training in hematology/oncology, infectious diseases, and pulmonary/critical care.

Women & Infants and Brown offer fellowship programs in gynecologic oncology, maternal-fetal medicine, urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery, neonatal-perinatal medicine, pediatric and perinatal pathology, gynecologic pathology and cytopathology, and reproductive endocrinology and infertility.  Women & Infants also provides training for emergency medicine residents from Kent and Rhode Island hospitals, for family medicine residents from Memorial Hospital, and for visiting residents and medical students from around the country on intermittent basis.

The Care New England hospitals provide stipends to residents and fellows while in training.  The hospitals do not receive any compensation from Brown for providing the clinical setting for medical school training or for graduate medical education training for residents and fellows; however, the hospitals do receive compensation for medical students and reimbursement from Medicare.

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