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    To fulfill our promise to educate the next generation of clinicians, Lifespan hospitals are teaching affiliates of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

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    As a comprehensive academic medical system, Lifespan has a three-fold mission: providing the highest quality and safest care to patients; educating the next generation of clinicians; and advancing medicine through research. To fulfill our promise to educate the next generation of clinicians, Lifespan hospitals are teaching affiliates of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University—our state’s only medical school. Rhode Island Hospital is the medical school’s principal teaching hospital and The Miriam Hospital and Bradley Hospital are major teaching affiliates. Our physicians and many of our clinicians are faculty members at the school, where they train the next generation of specialists and engage in collaborative research.

    During the 2012-2013 academic year, Lifespan staff trained 440 residents and 197 fellows in partnership with the medical school and under the auspices of the graduate medical education programs housed at Rhode Island, The Miriam and Bradley hospitals. We helped train another 196 residents and fellows from other institutions—young women and men who come to our hospitals to obtain clinical training that is not available at their programs of origin. We provided them with clinical training in our trauma center, in various specialty services, on our hospital floors and in our intensive care units and clinics.

    Lifespan’s commitment to excellence in graduate medical education is demonstrated by:

    • Provision of appropriate resources for graduate medical education
    • An environment that encourages education, research and scholarly activity
    • Compliance with the institutional requirements of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

    Residencies and Fellowships

    Our hospitals offers residencies and fellowships in many areas, including: 

    • cardiology
    • child psychiatry
    • critical care medicine
    • dermatology
    • developmental and behavioral pediatrics
       
      Rhode Island Hospital’s commitment to educating the world’s future physicians has always been at the heart of its mission. Staci Fischer, MD, explains how graduate medical education has changed over the years—especially in the decades since the mid-twentieth century. Special thanks to the Rhode Island Historical Society for providing the footage from the 1955 television program, The World Around Us.
    • diagnostic imaging
    • emergency medicine
    • endocrinology
    • gastroenterology
    • geriatric medicine
    • hematology/oncology
    • infectious diseases
    • internal medicine
    • nephrology
    • neurology
    • neurosurgery
    • ophthalmology
    • orthopedics
    • pathology
    • pediatrics
    • plastic surgery
    • rheumatology
    • sports medicine
    • surgery
    • urology
    • vascular/interventional radiology

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