Family 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 Family Medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. The Brown Family Medicine Residency Program ACGME accredited since 1976 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 offer two different fourth year electives. Our Family Medicine Sub-I (FM 3583) is based at Miriam Hospital, one of the premier Brown University teaching hospitals.  The other elective is our FM 5820, an outpatient Patient Centered Medical Home elective based in our Family Medicine Resident/Faculty Clinic in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.  The medical home for over 12,000 patients, our Family Care Center serves an ethnically and socio-economically diverse community that includes many who have immigrated from Latin America, Cape Verde, Portugal and West Africa.


Participants will interact with family medicine residents and faculty and will receive mentorship from the members of the Brown Minority Housestaff Association (BMHA).

For information on our Family Medicine Residency Program, visit


Available Visiting Electives:


FM 5870 Subinternship in Family Medicine


FM 5820 Family Medicine 


Available Blocks:


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


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: Diversity-[email protected]