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Community Outreach

The Brown Med-Peds program provides an environment rich with resources and mentorship that help residents accomplish their career goals. Whatever specialty you pursue, wherever your career will take you, the faculty at Brown have been extremely supportive when it comes to resident community service activities, research projects and participation in national organizations. Since the start of our program, our faculty and residents have been committed to not just learning within the hospital but outside of the hospital as well. Our residents and faculty have published case reports, research papers, OpEds and abstracts. Many have received the American Academy of Pediatrics CATCH grant a competitive grant geared towards sustainable community advocacy work. Residents have been recognized with awards locally and nationally for their commitment to service, quality patient care and research. The university and the hospital have been instrumental at providing the necessary resources and opportunities that allow each individual to grown into who they want to be. We invite you to view our updated list of scholarly activities!

Training Pathways

BRIGHT Pathway (Global Health Track)

The Brown Residency International and Global Health Training

The Brown Residency International and Global Health Training (BRIGHT) pathway is the global health track for those interested in furthering their interest in global health. During their second year of training, residents in the categorical pediatrics, Med-Peds or Triple Board programs can apply for this track. Residents who complete this training will receive a certificate in global health at the end of their training. This track includes online modules, quarterly meetings, journal clubs and a capstone project on a global health topic. For pediatrics and Med-Peds, the advisors include Mike Koster, MD (pediatric hospitalist/infectious disease) and Natasha Rybak, MD (Combined adult and pediatric infectious disease). Dr. Rybak is also one of the original resident founders of this group when she was a resident. For those who are interested, an application will be sent out during the second semester of the academic year. For more information, please refer to the BRIGHT pathway website.


Away Rotations

Brown residents will receive call free electives during their training which can be used towards rotations in another country. Med-Peds residents in the past have gone all over the world including Cambodia, Haiti, Honduras and Kenya. Depending on particular interests, each of these locations will provide a different experience for the learner. Mike Koster, MD, one of the pediatric hospitalists, has done a lot of work in Haiti and can help work with residents who are interested in doing a rotation there. Residents who go abroad will then share their experiences in a morning report. While away from campus, the hospital will continue to pay for their salary.

Clinical Educator Track

Through the internal medicine department, Med-Peds residents interested in medical education and academics can participate in the clinical educator track. This is a grassroots effort started by residents and faculty members that allows interested trainees to develop their teaching skills and portfolios. Candidates who are interested will have to apply in the spring of their internship or second year of residency. Once accepted into the track, residents are assigned a mentor and will start creating a teaching portfolio which will include a capstone scholarly project in medical education. There will be sessions to provide observed teaching sessions in a variety of venues and an opportunity to teach learners at the medical school. For more information see the website.

Women’s Health Track

The women’s health track based in the department of internal medicine helps prepare residents who want to be future leaders in clinical and academic women’s health. As residents within the track, they will be provided a faculty mentor with resources to create a research project. Furthermore, residents will have specialized outpatient experiences in a women’s health clinical site starting their PGY-1 year for half day sessions. During the 3rd year of the program, residents in the women’s health track will lead didactic sessions on a topic in women’s health of their choice. Residents who are interested in this track are encouraged to apply soon after matching into the Med-peds program. For more informaiton see the website.

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