Family Weekend

Registration is Now Open!

Medical Family Weekend is October 21-22, 2016

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.  

Check out the Schedule of Events below to see what's happening at the Medical School!

Schedule of Events

Friday, October 21

Noon – 5:00 PM
Family Weekend Registration
For families registered for Medical Family Weekend, materials will be available at the Medical School.
Alpert Medical School, First Floor Atrium, 222 Richmond Street

2:00 – 3:00 PM
Deciphering Disease: Big Data Analytic Skills for the Doctor of Tomorrow 
Neil Sarkar, PhD, MLIS, FACMI, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Director, Center for Biomedical Informatics

Physicians are increasingly faced with the need to better understand deluges of data for providing better care for individual patients, especially in the context of population health. This session will discuss plans for biomedical informatics and data science education at Alpert Medical School and give an overview of the new pre-clinical elective designed to provide fundamental data science skills.
Alpert Medical School, Lecture Hall 170, 222 Richmond Street

3:30 – 4:30 PM
Resilience Training for Medical Students 
Panelists: Ellen Flynn, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine; Chloe Zimmerman '15.
Panel Chair: Allan R. Tunkel, MD, PhD, Associate Dean for Medical Education

Alpert Medical School is leading the way in preventing burnout by providing a wide network of support to meet the academic and emotional challenges of our medical students. Come hear the insider perspective from faculty and student leaders who helped shape the training designed to teach students the skills necessary to remain resilient and effective as professionals.  
Alpert Medical School, Lecture Hall 170, 222 Richmond Street

5:00 – 6:00 PM
Deciphering Disease: Human Genetics, the Center of Translation and Training 
Eric M. Morrow MD PhD, Associate Professor of Biology (MCB), Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

The fields of genetics and genomics are advancing with great speed. Particularly with regard to cancer and neurodevelopmental disorders, these advances are being applied in the clinic in the form of personalized medicine. Genetic approaches also offer a powerful logic for dissection of complex biological problems and forging a path to treatment. Come hear about Brown’s progress in the area of neurogenetic disorders and how it provides a rich training environment for future clinician scientists.
Alpert Medical School, Lecture Hall 170, 222 Richmond Street

8:00 PM- 10:00 PM
Fashion 4 A Cure - Fashion Show
Presented by Cari D. Hampton MD'19
Rhode Island is notorious for high rates of opioid addiction. As future physicians, Alpert Medical Students are working to aid in curing this national epidemic. The Fashion 4 A Cure fashion show will raise awareness for The Miriam Hospital program, Preventing Overdose and Naloxone Intervention (PONI). PONI is a program dedicated to reducing the number of statewide overdose related deaths by providing training sessions to teach community members how to identify and respond to overdose using the opioid reverser Naloxone.  **Ticket and pricing information Coming Soon!
Alpert Medical School, First Floor Atrium, 222 Richmond Street

Saturday, October 22

8:30 AM – noon
Family Weekend Registration
For families registered for Medical Family Weekend, materials will be available at the Medical School.
Alpert Medical School, First Floor Atrium, 222 Richmond Street

9:30 AM – 11:30AM
Medical Parents Committee Meeting
AMS, Surgical Arts Multipurpose Room 275

10:30– 11:30 AM 
Deciphering Disease:
 Bringing advances in lung cancer from the bench to the bedside 
Jack A. Elias, MD, Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences, Frank L. Day Professor of Biology, Professor of Medicine
Respiratory infection is the #1 contributor to the overall burden of disease in the world, causing premature death in 4 million people each year. Join Dean Elias to learn about his groundbreaking research in the treatment of asthma and lung cancer. He will also discuss how Brown’s collaborative environment fosters translational research, which will result in better clinical outcomes for patients and a more robust educational experience for students.
Alpert Medical School, Erick J. Sirulnick, MD, Case Study Room 280, 222 Richmond Street

 4:30 – 6:00 PM 
The Eighteenth Annual Ceremony of Commitment to Medicine: 
In this celebratory event, each first-year medical student will be presented with a white coat provided by the Brown Medical Alumni Association symbolizing their commitment to the world of medicine. Join families, faculty, and administration of the Medical School for this very special presentation. As part of the ceremony, Peter J. Panton ’79 MD’82, PMD’15 will deliver the Charles O. Cooke, MD, Distinguished Visiting Lectureship. 
First Unitarian Church, One Benevolent Street

 6:00 – 7:30 PM 
Medical Community Reception
Congratulate the MD Class of 2020 and celebrate Family Weekend with the Medical School community. Round-trip shuttle transportation will be available between the First Unitarian Church and 222 Richmond Street until 7:30 PM.
Alpert Medical School, First Floor Atrium, 222 Richmond Street

 

Future Family Weekend Dates

  • October 13-15, 2017
  • October 19-21, 2018