The Internal Medicine Residency Program at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University has evolved in concert with the many changes occurring in the U.S. healthcare system. The true primary care internist must develop the skills and knowledge requisite to dealing expertly with the multifactoral problems of ill patients, both in the hospital and in the office. Further, a primary care physician must also become expert in health maintenance and the coordination of a patient total care.
Successful graduates of internal medicine residency programs may consider furthering their medical expertise through training in subspecialties or as Hospitalist physicians. The residency program at Memorial Hospital supports residents who choose these career paths. By offering exposure to a variety of subspecialty electives and by assisting in the many aspects of the application process, residents enter this step in career development well prepared to maximize the opportunities presented to them.
The program's ultimate goal is to provide our housestaff with an outstanding education that fosters their development into expert, well-rounded clinicians able to care for patients in the wide variety of settings where healthcare will be delivered in the future.