We look forward to welcoming you to Providence. First-year orientation begins Monday, August 3, 2015. Please check back here soon for a link to a comprehensive site with all the information you'll need about orientation, schedules, immunizations (fyi: due by July 1), etc.
Alpert Medical School Information
Requirements for the Admissions Office
If you had not completed your pre-med coursework at the time you submitted your AMCAS application, you must have an official copy of your final academic transcript mailed (from your registrar's office) to the Office of Admissions no later than July 20, 2015. Please do not send facsimile or electronic copies. If you will not have final grades until the end of a summer term, please notify admissions for special arrangements. Note: If your AMCAS application included your final transcript information, you do not need to send this again.
Where Are You?
If you will be traveling this summer, it is important that you update your address and other contact information on the Self-Service Banner website (after June 2, 2015 ) to ensure timely receipt of mailings and other correspondence from Alpert Medical School.
All exams are administered electronically on ExamSoft; therefore, students are required to have an iPad or other device (e.g., laptop, tablet, etc.). You can view ExamSoft's minimum system requirements for iPads, Macs, and PCs here.
Individual tech support from the Office of Medical Education will be available to students during orientation. It's perfectly acceptable to bring what you have and then wait until orientation (or later!) to make a decision on what works best for you. Discounts at the Brown Bookstore are available to you as a medical student (with your Brown ID).
Student Health Insurance
It is important that Brown University students have access to comprehensive medical care while enrolled with us. Please review the Brown University Insurance Office website for student health insurance options and requirements.
Parking & Housing Information
There is a parking garage adjacent to the medical school building, and there is a fee associated with it. You may contact the Transportation office directly with questions and application information.
There is ample bike storage and shuttle service running to and from the medical school from various locations on campus and the hospitals.
We have posted a helpful housing resources document ("Living in Providence") below. Many incoming students are also communicating about housing, roommates, etc. on the MD'19 Facebook page and finding apartments via our Housing/Roommate spreadsheet. There are also numerous listings on Craigslist.