Family Weekend and Other Events

Events, on campus and around the world.

Campus Events

Levinger Lecture | The Impact of Expanding Medicaid: Evidence from the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment
Amy Finkelstein, PhD; Ford Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Thursday, March 26, 2015 | 4 - 5 p.m.
Sayles Hall, College Green, Providence, RI 02903

Regional Events

Blazing a Path in Medicine at Brown
Allan Tunkel, MD, PhD, Associate Dean for Medical Education
Monday, April 20, 2015 | 6 - 8 p.m.
Philadelphia, PA
For more details, contact Carlen Adler at or 401.863.6030.

Brown Club of Chicago | "Building on Distinction: Brown's Strategic Plan and the Medical School"
Presented by Jack A. Elias, MD, Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Chicago, IL
Join us for a reception and conversation about the Division of Biology and Medicine’s role in the strategic plan. Dean Elias will share his vision for transforming medical research at Brown while continuing a tradition of excellence in medical education.
For more information, contact Carlen Adler at or 401.863.6030.

"Blazing a Path in Medicine at Brown"
Presented by Allan Tunkel, MD, PhD, Associate Dean for Medical Education
Sunday, April 26, 2015 | 2 - 4 p.m.
Brooklyn, NY
Brown's new Primary Care-Population Medicine Program will change the way future physicians are trained. This innovative curriculum model, one of 11 nationwide funded by the AMA, will create physician leaders who will improve the health of their patients as well as the health of their community.
RSVP by April 22 to Carlen Adler at or 401.863.6030.

How Hard Can We Hit and Keep on Ticking?Trey Crisco, PhDTrey Crisco, PhD
Biomechanics of Concussion Injuries In Sports
J.J. Trey Crisco, PhD, Henry Frederick Lippitt Professor of Orthopaedic Research; Director Bioengineering Laboratory, Department of Orthopaedics; The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital
Sunday, May 17, 2015 | 2 - 4 p.m.
Home of Debra and Jonathan Fitch PMD'17, Sherborn, MA

For more details and to RSVP, contact Carlen Adler at or 401.863.6030.

Save the Date: Medical Family Weekend 2015

October 16-18, 2015

Local Accommodations

For your convenience, a block of rooms is available on a first-come, first-served basis:

Providence Biltmore
11 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI 02903
$179/night (Superior King) or $189/night (Junior Suite King)
October 16-18, 2015
Reservations must be received by September 18, 2015.

To make a reservation by phone, call 401-421-0700 and ask for the “Brown University Medical Reunion” room block to receive the group rate.

To make an online reservation, go to Use the drop down screen to "Select a Location" and choose the Providence Biltmore, and then select your arrival and departure dates. Click on "Add a Special Rate Code +," and type in BRNW2 under Group Code. Click on the BOOK button, and the group rate will appear.

Future Family Weekend Dates

  • October 21-23, 2016
  • October 13-15, 2017

A highlight of Family Weekend is the Ceremony of Commitment to Medicine, which marks a student's transition from classroom to clinical study. The white coat ceremony is sponsored by the Brown Medical Alumni Association.

To order photographs from the 2013 white coat ceremony and reception, please visit the below websites:

For the MD’17 class photo and ceremony pictures, please visit and type whitecoats2013 in the “Enter Your Event ID Below” field.

For individual student coating pictures, please visit