For External Treatment Providers: Information on Brown's Medical Leave Clearance to Return Process

We at Brown are grateful that you have agreed to provide treatment to one of our students while on medical leave. We understand that it is a big step for a student to establish treatment while they are on a leave from college. Sometimes it can be challenging for a student to fully explain what they need from their healthcare providers as part of the process of petitioning for reinstatement to Brown.  Below is a description of what we would like you to include in a  letter documenting their treatment. Please feel free to call us at 401-863-3145 regarding this should you have any questions or concerns.

Physical Health Providers (Physician, Physical Therapist, Chiropractor, etc):

When a Brown student who is in treatment with you for a physical health condition while on a medical leave is ready to petition to return to Brown, the student will ask you for a letter to be sent to the Clinical Director of University Health Services (address below).

We would like your letter to include the following:

  • A diagnosis of the condition leading to the student’s medical leave.
  • The length and course of the student’s treatment.
  • The current status of the Student’s medical health.
  • The student’s attainment of treatment goals and their readiness to return to the academic and social demands of Brown University.
  • Plans for follow-up care, including recommendations for continuing medical treatment and support that may be requested from University Health Services.

The letter should be sent to:

Adam Pallant, MD
Clinical Director
University Health Services
c/o Medical Leave Clearance Committee
Student Support Services
42 Charlesfield Street, Box 2014
Providence, RI 02912

Mental Health Providers (Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Social Worker, Psychotherapist, Psychiatric Nurse,  etc):

When a Brown student who has been working in therapy and/or medication treatment with you for treatment of a mental health condition while on a medical leave is ready to petition to return to Brown, the student will ask you for a letter to be sent to the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (address below). We would like your letter to include the following:

A description of the nature of the issues(s) and/or symptoms which led to the student’s treatment.

  • The type and length of the student’s treatment and treatment goals.
  • A description of the course of treatment and the changes the student has made during that time.
  • A statement of your opinion on the student’s readiness to return to the University and to successfully navigate its academic and social context.
  • Plans for continued care (as necessary) and for proactively managing future stresses.
  • The letter should be sent to:

Will Meek, PhD
Director of Counseling and Psychological Services
c/o Medical Leave Clearance Committee
Student Support Services
42 Charlesfield Street, Box 2014
Providence, RI 02912

 

The deadlines for petition for clearance to return to Brown are as follows:

All required documents must be received by 11:59pm EST on the deadline dates below:

  • October 15th for a Spring semester readmission
  • January 15th for Summer enrollment and/or a Fall semester readmission
  • May 1st for a Fall semester readmission