Emergency Medicine

Diversity in Medicine Visiting Student Scholarship

This program is an opportunity for qualified underrepresented (URM*) students to participate in clinical electives in the Department of Emergency Medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Participants will interact with residents and faculty and will receive mentorship from the members of the Brown Minority Housestaff Association (BMHA).

Brown Emergency Medicine (Brown EM) has over 150 academic emergency physicians, fellows, and residents. We care for over 250,000 patients annually at Rhode Island Hospital Anderson Emergency CenterHasbro Children's Hospital Emergency DepartmentThe Miriam Hospital Emergency Department and the Newport Hospital

For information on our Emergency Medicine Residency Program, visit http://www.brownemresidency.org/.

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.

Available Visiting Elective:

EM 5620: Emergency Medicine

Available Blocks:

The application deadline is 8 weeks prior to the elective start date.

Download 2019-2020 Elective Calendar



Fourth year medical student in good academic standing at a U.S. accredited medical school. Student must have completed all core clerkships at their home institution.

To apply:

In order to be considered for the scholarship award, students are required to apply through an online application system that is separate from VSAS. Please email [email protected] to request access to the application. 

Scholarship award:

$1,000.00 for travel, housing and/or personal expenses.

Resources available to guide student's housing search in Providence.

Any questions please email: [email protected]