Lifespan hospitals provide the primary sites for clinical training of approximately 175 third- and fourth-year students at Brown University. Rhode Island Hospital is the principal teaching hospital of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University—the only medical school in Rhode Island. The Miriam and Bradley hospitals are major teaching affiliates of the medical school.
About 300 Brown Medical School graduates live in Rhode Island—about eight percent of the state's physicians. Lifespan's graduate medical education department plays an important role in attracting, developing and retaining medical talent in the state.
In addition, as a result of Lifespan's relationship with the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, exciting research projects are underway that are improving patient care.