Resident Research Track

The new Brown Internal Medicine Resident Research Track welcomed its first class of 11 PGY-2 residents in July 2019. This track joins out other 3 resident interest tracks (Clinician Educator, Women’s Health and Brown Resident International & Global Health Track (BRIGHT)) in providing an opportunity to develop a deeper skillset in areas of research and scholarship throughout the PGY-2 and PGY-3 years. The four “pillar” experiences of the Resident Research Track include…

  1. Mentored scholarship in research
  2. Curriculum in research methodology
  3. Scholarly project development and execution
  4. Research dissemination through publication and conference presentation


Under the leadership of Residency Research Director Matthew Murphy, MD, MPH, research faculty (and Senior Advisor to resident research) Philip A. Chan, MD, MS, and several additional faculty advisors, the experience includes protected research time and core didactics. This program also benefits from contributions by the Lifespan Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design Team, and the more informal BRIAR (Brown Residents Interested in Advancing Research) group, a “grass-roots” peer-mentoring group focused on fostering research collaboration within the residency . Graduates will be awarded a certificate of completion at the end of their residency.