Alpert Medical School's Family Weekend 2014

2014 Medical Family Weekend Highlights

  • At the Ceremony of Commitment to Medicine, each first-year medical student receives an Alpert Medical School white coat, marking his or her entry into the world of medicine. This year's ceremony will feature an inspiring lecture, “How to Master or Fail at Balancing your Personal and Professional Life as a Physician,” by Jay S. Loeffler MD’82, chief of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Kindly RSVP for the ceremony by contacting us at or 401.863.6030. Please indicate your student’s name and the number of guests. View detailed information about the ceremony for students and families.
  • Student-led tours of the Medical School Building, which opened in August 2011, will be available throughout the weekend.
  • The Medical Parents Committee meets every October during Family Weekend. Members are asked to be goodwill ambassadors for the Medical School through involvement in hosting events, planning programs, and supporting and encouraging parent giving to the Medical School. If you are interested in learning more about this committee please contact Bethany Solomon, director of parent programs, at 401 863-1635 or
  • The Parents and Family Handbooks for both PLME and medical programs are available online. Drawing on input from deans, students, and current and past parents, this overview provides a curriculum summary for the undergraduate program and medical school, plus additional details about our student’s classroom and clinical training, advising, professional development, electives, extracurricular activities, recreation, and more.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to be in touch! We are happy to answer questions and provide guidance to ensure your trip to Brown is fun and exciting. Contact the Medical Parent Programs Office at 401.863.6030 or

We are truly looking forward to hosting you here on campus for Medical Family Weekend. See you in October!

The Ceremony of Commitment to Medicine 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 that can hold promise of significant and lasting benefit to medical education at Brown, or to the community, or the delivery of health care services.