Family Weekend and Other Events

Events, on campus and around the world.

Campus Events

Creative Medicine Series | "Thinking about Thinking: Art Museum Experiences in Medical Education"
Speakers: S. Hollis Mickey, Assistant Educator, Gallery Interpretation, RISD Museum; Kevin Liou, a 4th-year medical student, Warren Alpert Medical School; and Bonnie Marr, MD PGY-4, Emergency Medicine Residency, Warren Alpert Medical School.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Pembroke Hall, Room 305, 172 Meeting Street, Providence, RI
This talk focuses on the collaboration between the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Museum and Brown Medical School that facilitiates extended experience observing and discussing works of art. This work focuses on metacognition--the habits of mind, personal biases and individual bodies of knowledge individuals each bring to making interpretations and decisions--and communication. This collaboration seeks to support the development of physicians and future physicians by enriching critical thinking, cultivating creativity and nurturing the capacity to envision innovative healthcare solutions.

The 9th Annual Alpert Medical School Concert
Friday, November 14, 2014, 7 p.m.
Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts
Martinos Auditorium, 154 Angell Street, Providence, RI
Alpert Medical students and their teachers will perform solo and ensemble performances including pop, rock, jazz, classical, and blues.

Regional Events

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University Reception
Cocktail reception for the Brown community, including alumni, faculty, staff, and friends attending AAMC and from the local area. This event is co-sponsored by the Brown Medical Alumni Association and the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.
Saturday, November 8, 2014, 6:15 - 8:15 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Chicago, Burnham Room, West Tower, 3rd Floor
151 E Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60601
To RSVP, contact Carlen Adler at or 401.863.6030.

Future Family Weekend Dates

  • October 16-18, 2015
  • 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