Brown’s Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME) allows students to combine an undergraduate degree and professional studies in medicine in a single eight-year program. As undergraduates, PLME students may choose to work toward an A.B. or Sc.B. degree in the sciences, or toward an AB in the humanities, social sciences, or behavioral sciences. The undergraduate experience is designed to best prepare students for the last four years of the program, which constitute the medical school years and culminate in the MD degree.
By combining the open curriculum of Brown's undergraduate program and the competency-based curriculum of Brown's Warren Alpert Medical School, PLME encourages students to pursue their interests in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences even as they prepare for their careers as physicians.