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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. Butler Hospital signed its own agreement in 1972. Today, CNE hospitals are vital partners in the education of hundreds of medical students and residents each year.

The partnerships include:

  • Butler as the major teaching affiliate for psychiatry and human behavior.
  • Memorial as the major teaching affiliate for internal and family medicine (primary care).
  • Women & Infants as the major teaching affiliate for obstetrics, gynecology and neonatology.

Each school year, approximately one quarter of the residents and fellows enrolled at Brown are based at CNE hospitals. Through our hospitals, Brown offers fellowships in:

  • Maternal child health.
  • Global health.
  • Sports medicine.
  • Hematology/oncology.
  • Infectious diseases.
  • Pulmonary/critical care.
  • Gynecologic oncology.
  • Maternal-fetal medicine.
  • Urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery.
  • Neonatal-perinatal medicine.
  • Pediatric and perinatal pathology.
  • Gynecologic pathology and cytopathology.
  • Reproductive endocrinology and infertility.

CNE hospitals provide stipends to residents and fellows while in training and receive no compensation from Brown for providing the clinical setting. The hospitals do, however, receive compensation for medical students and reimbursement from Medicare.