Created in July 1996, the Brown Medical Annual Fund (BMAF) provides critical current-use funds for medical scholarships and medical education. Few people realize that tuition pays for approximately 50 percent of what it actually costs to educate our medical students. Gifts to the Brown Medical Annual Fund preserve and enhance the School's quality and accessibility and are essential to maintain its high standards.
Fifty-five percent of all BMAF gifts go to current-year financial aid for medical students, since nearly three-quarters of our students rely on grants and loans to help finance their medical education.
The remainder of the BMAF is used for curriculum development, particularly the Scholarly Concentrations Program and the Doctoring course. BMAF dollars are used to provide high quality educational experiences across the curriculum, ensuring that Brown students are receiving a challenging and robust medical education.
Donors can mail a check (payable to Brown University – BMAF) directly to The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Box G-ADV,Providence,RI 02912. A credit card gift can be made online or by calling the Office of Biomedical Advancement at (401) 863-3231.