Our three programs (Categorical, Primary Care (GIM), and Preliminary), are based at Rhode Island Hospital with additional core rotations at The Miriam Hospital and the Providence VA Medical Center. We are situated in Providence, RI – a dynamic, art-, industry- and culinary-focused city, built on a foundation of inclusion and tolerance and ranked #16 for ethnic, language, and region of birth diversity among the 300 most populated cities in the United States. Our residents value the diverse population, a complementary variety of clinical locations, and a talented cohort of faculty educators and researchers within the Warren Alpert Medical School.
Our Mission Statement
The Brown University Internal Medicine Program seeks to promote the development of the consummate internist – doctors who practice with a high level of compassion, knowledge, skills, and professionalism. Our residents and faculty reflect a broad diversity of backgrounds and experiences unified by a dedication to our profession. We aim to give residents the opportunities, tools, and guidance to practice patient-centered care in a variety of environments. Our graduates will hold the care of their patients as their primary goal, accomplished through lifelong learning, scholarship, and education. We achieve this goal through mentorship, experiential learning, and by upholding high ethical standards. Our graduates are prepared for future growth as generalists and subspecialists, practitioners, and investigators, held together by the common bond of dedication to their patients and to the community of medicine. Collaboration, teamwork, and devotion to self and others are our core values.
New Internal Medicine Program Director Appointed
We are pleased to announce the recruitment of Rachel P. Simmons, M.D. as the new Internal Medicine Training Program Director at Brown and Lifespan. Dr. Simmons was selected after an extensive national search. She is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed her Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases training and Chief Residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. She has been an Associate Program Director for the Residency Program in Internal Medicine at Boston University for the last 9 years with substantial responsibilities for several program initiatives and functions. Her areas of interest include resident evaluation, assessment of clinical competence, equitable recruitment practices in graduate medical education, and infectious diseases education. Dr. Simmons is passionate about graduate medical education and feels privileged to work with residents as they transform from students to internists while also experiencing tremendous personal growth. She is also an avid reader of fiction, a runner, an enthusiastic gardener, and eager to explore Rhode Island bakeries and beaches with her children (ages 10 and 8).
Dr. Simmons will replace Dominick Tammaro, M.D., who has led our program for more than 30 years and created one of the most enviable Internal Medicine learning environments in the country. Dom is nationally renowned for his work in residency education and will be continuing in his role as Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Medicine after returning from achieving his lifelong ambition to hike the Appalachian trail.
We welcome Dr. Simmons to her new role and wish Dr. Tammaro nothing but good weather in his new adventure.