Residency Program

Welcome to the Brown Family Medicine Residency!

With nearly 500 graduates, we have been preparing residents to provide full-spectrum care to underserved populations since 1975. Our innovative curriculum trains residents to develop the broad clinical, teaching and procedural skill set essential to providing comprehensive, evidence based care.

Our core teaching practice, the Family Care Center in Pawtucket, RI, is a safety-net clinic for over 10,000 patients. This resident-faculty Patient-Centered Medical Home includes integrated behavioral health services, a Medical Legal Partnership, as well as, orthopedics, dermatology and reproductive health procedural clinics. We have recently added a transgender clinic and a medication-assisted treatment (MAT) clinic. 

Our 37 residents receive their inpatient training across multiple academic health care systems and are recognized for their clinical acumen, compassion and family-centered care. Additionally, we partner with a number of community agencies to advocate for and serve the needs of our patients. Upon graduation, our residents are well prepared to provide full-spectrum care in diverse settings from community health centers to academic medicine to the Indian Health Service. 

Our engaged and nurturing faculty have a variety of interests including global health, maternal child health, reproductive health, population health, sports medicine and research. As a department, we are strongly committed to training residents who reflect the community we serve. We invite you to explore our web site and learn more about our program.

Fadya El Rayess, MD, MPH
Program Director 

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21st-century family physicians must offer the latest advances in medical care, while maintaining the ideals of compassion, healing and service to their patients and communities. The Brown Family Medicine Residency Program is dedicated to educating the next generation of family physicians to provide high quality healthcare for all, especially the most vulnerable and underserved, and to be leaders in health care delivery, medical education, research and advocacy. We are committed to recruiting and training a diverse workforce of family physicians that mirror the community we serve.


To educate skillful, innovative, compassionate leaders in family medicine.

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