I have been very happy with my choice of Brown for residency. The program is diverse and interesting, with multiple sites of differing character. The faculty happily view teaching as part of their career, rather than a bother. The residents are competent and dedicated, but not competitive or single-minded. The psychiatry program is respected and utilized within the wider medical community of Providence. One of the surprises of the program has been the knowledge I have gained while interacting with the strong psychology trainees. My fellow residents are terrific people, who live balanced lives. Providence has a small bit of city flavor, but the location also allows easy access to the beach, to wilderness areas and to larger, more cosmopolitan cities. The food here is great! And, the housing in the area allows for various options: apartments, condos and houses.