Family Weekend

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Medical Family Weekend is October 13-14, 2017

We hope you will share in the campus experience during Family Weekend! This is your chance to tour the Medical School, hear from faculty members, and spend some time with your student.  

New event details will be added here.  Check back often for updates!

Friday, October 13

Noon – 5 PM

Family Weekend Registration

Stop by to pick up your brochure, schedule of events and a refreshement!
Alpert Medical School, First Floor Atrium, 222 Richmond Street

Noon  – 2 PM

Student- guided Medical School Tours

Take a stroll around the Medical School building and see where medical students spend their days—and nights!
Warren Alpert Medical School, 1st Floor Atrium, 222 Richmond Street

2 – 3 PM

Making Connections: Student research in the Brown Community

What opportunities for research and mentorship await medical students beyond the classroom walls?  Find out from a panel of outstanding students as they discuss their paths to gain knowledge and experience and the meaningful connections they’ve built along the way.
Warren Alpert Medical School, Lecture Hall 170, 222 Richmond Street

3:30 – 4:30 PM

Support Network: Guiding students through the medical school experience

Parents and families are an integral part of the Brown medical community, but busy students may not always have time to fill family members in on everything that's happening. Join us to hear from Medical School leadership and have your questions answered.
Warren Alpert Medical School, Lecture Hall 170, 222 Richmond Street

4:30 – 6:00 PM

Medical Family Community Reception

Meet leadership, faculty, and administrators of the Medical School at this lively reception and enjoy refreshments and a musical performance by medical students. 
Warren Alpert Medical School, 1st Floor Atrium, 222 Richmond Street

Saturday, October 14 

8 AM – noon

Registration

Stop by to pick up your brochure, schedule of events and a refreshment!
Warren Alpert Medical School, First Floor Atrium, 222 Richmond Street

8 – 9 AM

Family Coffee Hour

Start your day with this informal event.  It’s a great chance to meet fellow medical and PLME parents.
Warren Alpert Medical School, 2nd Floor Atrium, 222 Richmond Street

8:30 – 10 AM

Medical Parents Committee Meeting

Warren Alpert Medical School, Surgical Arts Multi-purpose Room 275, 222 Richmond Street

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Medical Student Networking Event

This Brown Medical Alumni Association sponsored event allows medical students the opportunity to speed- network with alumni, parent and, faculty physicians to explore different specialties and gain insight into their careers after Brown.
Warren Alpert Medical School, 1st Floor Atrium, 222 Richmond Street

11 AM– Noon

Making our Mark: Brown research aimed at improving people's lives

Join our panel of experts to find out how cutting edge research at Brown is improving lives, communities and health care. 
Warren Alpert Medical School, Lecture Hall 170, 222 Richmond Street

11 AM– Noon

Preventing Alzheimer's Disease 

Stephen P. Salloway, MD, MS
Professor of Neurology, Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

Brown researchers have launched an era of Alzheimer’s prevention right here in Providence. Thanks to advances in brain imaging and genetics, many developed here at Brown, we can intervene early to reduce the impact of Alzheimer's Disease in an effort to prevent or delay the subsequent memory loss. 
Salomon Center, Room 001

12:30 – 2:30 PM

Student-guided Medical School Tours

The Medical School building will be open for student-guided tours. Stop by for a look! 
Warren Alpert Medical School, 1st Floor Atrium, 222 Richmond Street

2-3 PM
Lyme & Other Tickborne Diseases: Reflections of an Infectious Disease Physician

Timothy P. Flanigan, MD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease

Tick born illnesses affect hundreds of Rhode Islanders each year and chronic cases can be debilitating. Come learn the signs of these diseases, how they can present, the difficulty of diagnosis and the potential treatment options.
Salomon Center, Room 001

4 – 5:30 PM

The Nineteenth Annual Ceremony of Commitment to Medicine

The Ceremony of Commitment to Medicine will feature an inspiring lecture by Alexes Hazen '87 MD'96, P'18. This lecture—The Charles O. Cooke, MD, Distinguished Visiting Lectureship—is supported by a bequest from Mrs. Ruth Cooke Peterson to establish an endowed lectureship in any branch of medicine that can hold promise of significant and lasting benefit to medical education at Brown, or to the community, or the delivery of health care services. In this celebratory ceremony, the BMAA will provide each first-year medical student with a white coat to symbolize their commitment to the world of medicine. Join families, faculty, and administration of the Medical School for this very special presentation. 
First Unitarian Church, One Benevolent Street

5:30 PM – 7 PM

Medical Community Reception Honoring the MD Class of 2021

Celebrate Family Weekend and enjoy refreshments with the Brown Medical Community. Congratulate the MD Class of 2021 and their families with an official welcome to Warren Alpert Medical School. Round-trip shuttle transportation will be available between the First Unitarian Church and 222 Richmond Street until 7:30 P.M.
Warren Alpert Medical School, First Floor Atrium, 222 Richmond Street

Hotel Information

Omni Providence Hotel
A limited number of rooms are available in the group block.  To reserve, please call and reference "Warren Alpert Medical School Family Weekend" 

1 W Exchange St, Providence, RI 02903
(401) 598-8000

Hilton Garden Inn Providence
No group code required for reservation

220 India Street, Providence, RI, 02903
(401) 272-5577 

Future Family Weekend Dates

  • October 19-21, 2018
  • October 18-20, 2019