Other Information

Accommodations: Information about academic accommodations can be found here, and the form to request accommodations can be found here.

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Canvas Course Web Site:  Classes will begin during Orientation week. Canvas is the course management system used by Brown.  You will be notified once you can access the Canvas site for the MD22 class.

Community Mentor:  As part of the Doctoring course, you will spend a half day each week with a community-based physician practicing with your mentor's patients the clinical skills you learn in class.  Mentor site placements in Year 1 are non-negotiable.  We do advise that you have access to a car at least one day per week to go to your mentor site, but recognize that this is not possible for all students.  In July, you will receive an optional survey, to be completed only if you opt to commute to your mentor site by car, in which you may indicate your specialty preference for a mentor (which will be considered given mentor availability but not guaranteed). If you do not opt to commute to your site, you will receive a mentor placement in the Providence area accessibly by shuttle or bus.  Year 1 placements will be assigned in late August.

In your second year of Doctoring, you will be assigned to a different mentor.  You will also have the opportunity in Year 2 to indicate preferences for your placement (i.e., geographic location, clinical setting, Spanish-speaking population, or mentor specialty). 

Computer Requirement: All exams are administered electronically on ExamSoft; therefore, students are required to have an iPad or other device (e.g., laptop, tablet, etc.). You can view ExamSoft's minimum system requirements for iPads, Macs, and PCs here.

Individual tech support from the Office of Medical Education will be available to students during orientation. It's perfectly acceptable to bring what you have and then wait until orientation (or later!) to make a decision on what works best for you. Discounts at the Brown Bookstore are available to you as a medical student (with your Brown ID).

Diagnostic Equipment for Doctoring I:  It is required that each student have their own diagnostic equipment for the Doctoring course by August 28 for vital signs practice.  For your convenience, the Doctoring faculty will give a “Diagnostic Equipment Overview/Demonstration" during Doctoring Orientation on August 21. Click here for the list of required equipment. More information on the Doctoring course can be found here.

I-9: If you have any plans to work - IT fellow, peer tutor, admissions tour guide, etc. -  you may choose to fill out the required paperwork at the Brown Business Center, located at J. Walter Wilson (same building as the Brown Card Office), 2nd floor, Room 213. Here is a link to the I-9 info for acceptable documents.

Lockers: Students will receive their combined locker/mailbox 4-digit number on Day 1 of Orientation.  The lockers/mailboxes are located on the second floor of the Medical School building, in the academy suites.  Students will need to provide their own combination locks.  Your address will be:  Your Name, Brown University, The Warren Alpert Medical School, Box G-XXXX (insert your 4 digit box number), Providence, RI 02912. More information on mail services is available here.

MD22 Calendar: The link to the M22 calendar is available here. Please add it to your favorites.  Note, this is a live calendar and subject to change!

Parking and Shuttle Information:  The Alpert Medical School of Brown University has a parking garage adjacent to the building. Parking spaces can be purchased once you have your Brown ID Card.  If you wish to acquire a University parking space in the garage, you will need to first register your student and vehicle information on the Transportation Office's webpage.  Once completed, you can visit the University's Transportation Office, located on the fifth floor of the J. Walter Wilson Building (69 Brown Street, Suite 511).  Please bring your Brown ID, along with a valid vehicle registration and insurance card, and inform the staff that you are a student at the Alpert Medical School and that you are there to get your parking assignment for the garage.  You will be issued a University sticker for your vehicle and an access card that will be required for you to get in and out of the garage.  By registering for University parking, you will be responsible for compliance with all University parking regulations, which may be found on their webpage. Please note that the garage has a maximum number of available reserved spaces, so parking may not be available.

There is ample bike storage and shuttle service running to and from the Medical School from various locations on campus and the hospitals. More information is on the Transportation Office site.

Texbooks: Please find a list of textbooks here.

Wellness Center Access Form:  To receive access to the 4th-floor Wellness Center and adjacent fitness room at 222 Richmond Street, students must complete the online release form here.  Students will need their Brown ID number to complete the form, and it will take 48 hours to process.