Mission Statement

The mission of the Ophthalmology Residency Program of the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University is to provide our residents with the optimal training to become outstanding ophthalmologists of the highest quality while instilling the values of compassion, professionalism, advocacy, ethics and cost-effective care.

To accomplish this, our program provides comprehensive didactic education, clinical teaching, broad surgical experience, and research opportunities. Through faculty development, we encourage excellence in our staff to promote a tradition of life-long learning.

Division Objectives
Through the steadfast pursuit of excellence, the Ophthalmology Residency of the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University will be recognized nationally for the quality of ophthalmologists it produces.

Statement of Values
The Rhode Island Hospital Division of Ophthalmology shares in the hospital-wide mission to provide high quality patient care by providing ophthalmic services for inpatients, outpatients and emergency patients. The division also provides for the education and training of residents and medical students in Ophthalmology.

Attaining these goals is achieved through the efforts of knowledgeable, well-trained and dedicated faculty and staff who possess an awareness of the hospital's purpose and goals in providing the best possible care and service to the community, as well as a collegial and professional working relationship with all other departments.

Ethnic and Socioeconomic Diversity in Rhode Island
Providence is a “minority majority” city due to its diverse population with 38% of the population Hispanic/Latino, 16% Black/African-American, 6.4% Asian and 1.4% Native American/Alaskan Native. Providence is also an active refugee resettlement site, serving as a new home to refugees from all over the world.

Rhode Island Hospital is located in a federally designated Health Professions Shortage Area (HPSA) with a high concentration of people with low incomes and poverty. Caring for the underserved populations of our state is among the core elements of the mission of Lifespan, the non-profit healthcare partnership founded by leaders of Rhode Island and Miriam Hospitals.