Internal 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 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).

The Department of Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University is the premier academic source for clinical care, medical education, and scholarly investigation in southeastern New England. Based largely at Rhode Island Hospital (the principal teaching hospital of Brown University), Miriam Hospital, and the Providence Veterans Administration Medical Center, over 300 full-time faculty offer a broad array of medical services and programs, ranging from community-based primary care to state of the art, technologically advanced interventions.  Our patients come from our community, receiving care at some of our many outpatient facilities or through our Emergency Departments, which is the busiest ED in New England and 5th busiest in the Unites States.  In addition, patients travel from all over Rhode Island and neighboring states to receive subspecialty tertiary and quaternary care from nationally/internationally recognized leaders in medical science.


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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.

Available Visiting Electives:

IM 3065/3070 Infectious Disease

IM 3080 Adult Immunology

IM 3100/3110 Cardiology

IM 3120 Coronary Care Unit (CCU)

IM 3165- Med/Peds Infectious Diseases

IM 3230 Hematology Oncology - Outpatient

IM 3331/3333 Sub-internship in 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]