Medical School Admissions

Student Life

The Warren Alpert Medical School offers both the small, tight-knit community as well as the opportunity and activity of an Ivy League School in an exciting city.

Campus Life

The Warren Alpert Medical School gives you the best of both worlds: a smaller, tight-knit community off College Hill, and all the opportunity and activity of an Ivy League school. Medical students have access to the Nelson Fitness Centerworld-class libraries, and performing arts facilities. As part of the Brown University community, you can attend lectures by such luminaries as Jane Goodall, the Dalai Lama, and Paul Farmer. Brown offers innumerable ways to enrich your life outside of medicine.

The Granoff Center provides a full schedule of events across the arts, sciences, and humanities at Brown. Offerings include art exhibitions, film screenings, concerts—including the annual Alpert Medical School concert—and much more.
Brown's collegiate athletic program offers a packed schedule of events across 38 varsity teams. From basketball to equestrian, there's something for sports fans of every stripe. And medical students have plenty of opportunities to get active through Brown's physical education courses and intramural sports teams.
Founded in 1971, the David Winton Bell Gallery is Brown University's contemporary art gallery and home to the the University's 6,000-piece permanent art collection. The gallery stages several exhibitions a year, as well as student and faculty art shows.

Life Outside Medicine

We believe the secret to a successful medical school experience is balancing your studies with activities that help you decompress and exercise different parts of your brain—and your body.

Our medical students run marathons, climb mountains, and cycle Rhode Island’s 100 miles of bike paths. They sing in professional chorales and play in symphonies, they swim and surf along the state's 400+ miles of coastline, they create hand-blown glass, and they dance Bhangra.

Providence, the capital of Rhode Island and home to 170,000 people of diverse ethnic backgrounds, is a superlative city: it was named one of America’s Favorite Cities by Travel + Leisure. It’s easy to see why. Providence boasts thriving art and culinary scenes, with an eclectic mix of history and the avant garde. Travel + Leisure also named it one of the best cities for hipsters, but we promise you that’s part of its charm. You’ll find concerts, art exhibits, sporting events, and loads of restaurants for your entertainment. 

To read all about our historic city, explore upcoming events and things to do, and see why we're a foodie's dream destination, visit our Convention & Visitors Bureau's site. There's plenty to do and see right outside your door: