About Us

Welcome to the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Since granting its first Doctor of Medicine degrees in 1975, the Warren Alpert Medical School has become a national leader in medical education and biomedical research. By attracting first-class physicians and researchers to Rhode Island over the past four decades, the Medical School and its seven affiliated teaching hospitals have radically improved the state's health care environment, from health care policy to patient care.

Students are admitted to the School through a variety of pathways. The Medical School awards approximately 120 MD degrees each year.

The Medical School is a component of Brown’s Division of Biology and Medicine, which also includes the Program in Biology. Together with Brown's seven affiliated teaching hospitals, the collective research enterprise in the life and health sciences attracts $180 million in sponsored research funding per year.

Learn more about what it's like to study medicine and more at Brown.


The pursuit of health to benefit society.

This mission statement, adopted by the students, faculty and staff of the Warren Alpert Medical School in 2011, was inspired by that of the first known English speaking academic department of medicine (Aberdeen, Scotland, 1497).

Learn more about the mission, vision, and values of the Division of Biology and Medicine.  Faculty and students are required to review all school-wide policies and procedures.