Mini Med School

Alpert Medical School’s Second Mini Med School

Saturday, September 7, 2013
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
5:30 - 8 p.m. Reception at WaterFire Providence
222 Richmond Street
Providence, RI 02903
$35 per person

Dale Ritter's "The Anatomy of Anatomy" at Mini Med School 2012.Dale Ritter's "The Anatomy of Anatomy" at Mini Med School 2012.

Want to see what it’s like to study medicine at Alpert Medical School?

You’re invited to experience the fun and excitement of medical school, but none of the hard work!

Come learn in small group sessions taught by world-class faculty, spend time with current medical students, and enjoy all the new building has to offer.

After a day of learning, enjoy WaterFire, Providence's spectacular multimedia fire installation, which will be co-sponsored by Alpert Medical School and Rhode Island Hospital. All Mini Med School participants are invited to a reception at Waterplace Park for a close-up view of 80 sparkling bonfires that magically transform Providence's downtown riverfront.

Read about the First Mini Med School online or in the Spring 2012 edition of Brown Medicine.

Questions? Contact Carlen Adler, senior project coordinator, at 401.863.6030 or email

Schedule of Events

9 – 10 a.m.
Registration, Breakfast, and Medical School Tours
10 – 10:30 a.m.
Welcome and Orientation
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Small-Group Learning Session 1
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Small-Group Learning Session 2
12:45 – 2 p.m.
2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Small-Group Learning Session 3
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Small-Group Learning Session 4
4:30 – 5 p.m.
Closing Remarks
5:30 p.m.
WaterFire Reception

Local Accommodations

For a list of local accommodations, you may contact the Rhode Island Department of Tourism at 800-556-2484 or, or the Providence/Warwick Convention and Visitors Bureau at 800-233-1636 or

Parking and Directions

Parking will be available in the lot on the corner of Richmond and Elm streets or in the garage adjacent to the Medical School building. Signage will be posted noting available lots. If parking in the garage, please bring your ticket to the security desk for validation. Please click here for directions to 222 Richmond Street.

2013 Dean's Circle

This fiscal year is the second for the Brown Medical Annual Fund’s Dean’s Circle recognition program. New donors of $5,000 or more to the BMAF in the 2013 fiscal year (July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013) will be honored as members. Dean’s circle members will be invited to the second Mini Med School and an intimate dinner with Jack Elias, dean of medicine and biological sciences, both scheduled for September 7, 2013.

The Mini Med School is supported by a bequest from Mrs. Ruth Cooke Peterson to establish an endowed lectureship (The Charles O. Cooke, MD, Distinguished Visiting Lectureship) in any branch of medicine which can hold promise of significant and lasting benefit to medical education at Brown or to the community or the delivery of health care services.