From Our Program Director


Welcome to the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Brown!  We hope that this website will describe some of the core characteristics which define learning and practicing Internal Medicine here at Brown.

Dear Applicants,

Thank you for your interest in the Brown University Internal Medicine Residency Program!  Residency training is a formative experience and lays the foundation for your future success.

At Brown, we have broad clinical training with three complementary inpatient sites, outpatient clinics that are patient-centered medical homes, and graded autonomy to foster your growth. Our residents and faculty are dedicated to our patients, each other, and our community.  This comes through in our collegial and nurturing environment which is a defining feature of our program.

We highly value diversity amongst our residents and faculty and are working to reflect the population we serve. Many opportunities exist at Brown to advance equity including the Brown Advocates for Social Change and Equity (BASCE) fellowship which is open to residents and fellows.  Anti-racist training developed by our faculty is being rolled out in resident noon conference.

We offer multiple ways for you to develop and pursue your professional interests.  In their second and third years, our residents have a second longitudinal outpatient experience with a subspecialist or a primary care doctor, either academic or community-based.  This second site clinic experience not only helps residents decide on their future work but also allows for clinical and career mentorship by one, dedicated faculty member in that area.  Brown also has multiple tracks available including women’s health, research, clinician educator, art and medicine, and international health.  All residents pursue research and scholarly work and many publish and present their findings.

I invite you to get to know Providence.  It is a vibrant, welcoming, and diverse city with great natural beauty, arts, delicious food, and an abundance of ice cream places. My family and I moved to Rhode Island in 2022 and are enjoying ourselves immensely.

I wish you all the best on your journey in medicine.


Rachel Simmons, MD

Dr. Simmons introduces herself in this video