Alpert medical students are among the most successful competitors in the academic world. They would not be here if they were not. There is, however, more to life than medical school, and we encourage our students to embrace that perspective. The key to a healthy and successful medical school experience is balance. The students who develop good study habits that work for them, who take breaks and do things with their friends, who get to know Providence and the surrounding area — these are the students who ultimately gain the most from Alpert Medical School.