We believe the secret to a successful medical school experience is balancing your studies with activities that help you decompress and exercise different parts of your brain—and your body.
Alpert medical students run marathons, climb mountains, and cycle Rhode Island’s 100 miles of bike paths. They sing in professional chorales and play in symphonies, they swim and surf along the state's 400+ miles of coastline, they create hand-blown glass, and they dance Bhangra.
Providence, the capital of Rhode Island and home to 170,000 people of diverse ethnic backgrounds, is a superlative city: it was named America’s Favorite City by Travel + Leisure in 2014. It’s easy to see why. Providence boasts thriving art and culinary scenes, with an eclectic mix of history and the avant garde. Travel + Leisure also named it one of the best cities for hipsters, but we promise you that’s part of its charm. You’ll find concerts, art exhibits, sporting events, and loads of restaurants for your entertainment.
There's plenty to do and see right outside your door:
- World-famous Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and its Museum of Art
- Tony Award-winning Trinity Repertory Theatre, Providence Performing Arts Center, and the Rhode Island Philharmonic
- Federal Hill, where you can sip espresso at an outdoor cafe or dine in style at a number of gourmet restaurants
- Fox Point, a lively neighborhood with art galleries and eclectic boutiques