Welcome to Alpert Medical School and to the Office of Student Affairs! We look forward to sharing in your medical school journey with you. Our goal, working closely with the Offices of Medical Education and Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, is to provide you with a supportive learning environment, offering the advising and support that you need to grow as a future physician.
Your well-being and overall wellness are of utmost importance to us, and we are committed to supporting you throughout your training. Please do not hesitate to reach out to any of us with any questions about student life at Alpert Medical School.
The mission of the Office of Student Affairs is to support our medical students in their development as a community of individuals who are thriving personally and professionally. To advance this goal, we aim to support an open and caring learning environment at AMS and its affiliates, to serve as an accessible and responsive resource for our students, and to promote the personal, academic, and career development of our students.
Jordan White, MD, MPH
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In August 2016, AMS welcomed Dr. Jordan White as the new Assistant Dean for Student Affairs. In her role, Dr. White oversees the Office of Student Affairs, working closely with the Offices of Student Development (Emily Green, Chelsea Reyes, and Diane Green), Career Development (Alex Morang, Kelly Whalen, and Janice Viticonte), and Psychological Support Services (Joanna Maclean) on student advising, as well as issues relating to student life and wellness in both the preclinical and clinical years. Dr. White is thrilled to be a part of the advising team at AMS, and is looking forward to helping promote the individual and professional growth of our amazing group of students. She is also excited to work with students to explore ways to enhance the AMS student experience by helping to address any issues or concerns.
In addition to her work at AMS and with undergraduate PLME students, Dr. White is also a family physician at the Family Care Center at Memorial Hospital of RI and a consultant in the Family Planning Program at the RI Department of Health. She is married to another family physician (Jeff Manning, who practices primary care sports medicine) and they have two young daughters.
Emily Green, PhD
Emily Green is the Director of Student and Faculty Development here at AMS. She arrived here after a brief stint as an elementary school teacher and several years at Harvard Medical School where she worked in community outreach, student advising, and faculty development. Emily started at AMS as the manager of the Scholarly Concentrations Program, and since then has added a number of responsibilities to her plate. She is currently the primary advisor for students in the preclinical years. She also runs Orientation and oversees the academic accommodations program, student wellness programming, and the funding mechanisms for student research and travel. Along with Dr. Paul George, Emily co-facilitates the USMLE Step 1 and 2 advising program. Emily has three young children (along with a very supportive husband) and recently received her PhD in Education. Her greatest joys in life are her family, a good book, and lots and lots of pie.
Alex Morang, MA
Alex is the director of the career development office at AMS. She received her master's degree in counseling psychology from the Lynch School of Education at Boston College where she completed a graduate assistantship in the office of career development at Wellesley College. While at BC, she was recruited by Brown University and has spent over 25 years counseling and advising thousands of Brown students. Alex spent five years as the associate director of career planning services at Brown and 20 as the director of student affairs at Brown Medical School. Now, the director of career development, Alex directs the career advising programs for the medical school which include the Careers in Medicine program, the CiM faculty advising program, the residency advising and application program, the Match and the Council of Specialty Advisors Program; a 45 member team of MD's who provide specialty specific advising and author Brown's MSPE's. Alex received national recognition by the American Association of Medical Colleges as the first recipient of the Careers in Medicine Excellence in Medical Student Advising Award and has been honored by the graduating class every year of her tenure at AMS with the Senior Class Administrative Award. Alex also received the Member of the Year award from the Eastern College Professional Association for leadership and excellence in the field of career counseling.
Kelly Whalen, MS
Kelly is the Assistant Director of the Career Development office at AMS. She received a master of science degree in Healthcare Administration and Management from Salve Regina University and a bachelor’s degree in Health Policy and Management from Providence College. Kelly has been at Brown since 2012, working in Brown University’s Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, as the clerkship coordinator for psychiatry and clinical neuroscience. Prior to coming to Brown, Kelly worked at Boston Children’s Hospital.
As the Assistant Director for Career Development, Kelly provides career and academic counseling and advising to all medical students. Kelly works closely with third and fourth-year medical students with preparing CVs, personal statements and applying to residency programs. Additionally, she oversees the Careers in Medicine (CiM) specialty series and works with the CiM faculty advisors on their advising and programs.
Janice coordinates the residency application process for the Medical Student Affairs Office and all that entails!. She plans various workshops and programs on career development and medical specialties, and serves as an information resource to all students regarding the application process. Janice supports the Director of Career Development in an administrative capacity. Janice coordinates the CiM lunchtime specialty programs. She manages the GHHS program, Match Day and Commencement.
Chelsea Reyes is the administrative assistant for student and faculty development programs. She currently oversees the finances for student groups and works closely with Emily Green on various initiatives.
Diane Green is the Learning Specialist for AMS and the undergraduate Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME) at Brown University. Diane instructs students in new ways to approach their learning, in best study and test taking techniques, and in organizational strategies.
Supporting the notion that each mind is unique, Diane helps students understand their particular strengths and how to best use those strengths to perform well in school. She addresses the needs of students who have executive function difficulties by serving as an ADD coach, and she does preliminary assessments of students who may have undiagnosed learning disabilities. Diane is a member of the International Dyslexia Association and the International Forum of Visual Practitioners.
Joanna Maclean, MD
Joanna MacLean, MD is currently the Director of Psychological Support Services and a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and human behavior and clinical assistant professor of medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She is also a psychiatrist in women’s behavioral medicine at the Women’s Medicine Collaborative. She received her medical degree from Alpert Medical School, where she was a chairperson of the Student Health Council, member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and recipient of the Isaac Ray Award in Psychiatry. She completed her residency in adult psychiatry at Cambridge Hospital, affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Dr. MacLean served as chief resident of women’s mental health at Cambridge Hospital with a longitudinal elective at Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Women's Mental Health in Boston, Massachusetts. During her residency, she continued to pursue her interests in medical student and physician wellness by serving as a Clinical Advisory Committee Member of the Massachusetts Medical Society.
Her clinical interests include psychiatric issues unique to women, including mood and anxiety disorders particularly related to the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, postpartum period and menopause, as well as integrated behavioral health. She is a preceptor in the Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship and recipient of a 2017 Dean's Excellence in Teaching Award.
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