Independent Study

Students in their 3rd and 4th year can submit Independent Study proposals which allow them to complete a research project or clinical preceptorship at Brown, under the supervision of a Brown faculty member. 

The total weeks of credit should reflect a minimum of 40 hours per week of work. Independent Study proposals must be submitted at least 5 weeks before your proposed start date for the process.

The student should:

  • Consult the faculty member who is being asked to serve as sponsor
  • Fill out an Independent Study proposal form. When complete, print and sign the form
  • E-mail a copy of the completed form to your faculty sponsor for their signature
  • Send the signed copy of the form to Dr. Michael Mello (mjmello@lifespan.org) for approval no later than 5 weeks before the start date of the project