Medical Education

Annual Community Events

Brown offers a robust schedule of lectures, panels, concerts, exhibits, and much more.

Breeze Against Wheeze

Breeze Against Wheeze 5K is the biggest charity event organized by medical students each year. The race has drawn upwards of 250 participants in the past as well as numerous supporters within our community. The race was conceived to help finance the Hasbro Children’s Hospital Asthma Camp, a unique program focused on helping children with asthma from disadvantaged backgrounds. The program provides children and their families with the tools, knowledge, and resources necessary to manage pediatric asthma. The camp is an incredible opportunity for these children to enjoy a fun and life-changing summer they would not otherwise have the chance to experience.

Bone Marrow Registry and Blood Drive

Started in 2006, the Bone Marrow Drive holds annual events to encourage members of the Brown and Providence community to enroll in the National Marrow Donor Program's Match Registry. The registry helps save lives by helping patients in need of marrow donors find a match.

    Skin Check on the Beach 

    Each summer, the Brown University Department of Dermatology with Dermatology Interest Group volunteers provides free skin cancer screenings on popular beaches in Rhode Island as part of the annual Skin Check event in partnership with Channel 10, Lifespan, the Department of Health, and the Partnership to Reduce Cancer in Rhode Island. This program is annually met with success, and we look forward to continuing to educate the public on how to examine the skin.

    Community Health Connection: Community Site Visits

    During orientation week, all first-year medical students visit both a clinical site and a community-service agency that serves the underserved population in various Rhode Island cities and towns. Students gain an understanding of the healthcare needs and services of the greater Providence area at the sites below.

    Organization

    City

    Gateway Healthcare Inc

    Pawtucket

    Clinica Esperanza / Hope Clinic

    Providence

    Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health

    Pawtucket

    RI Medical-Legal Partnership

    Providence

    Farm Fresh Rhode Island

    Pawtucket

    Providence Center

    Providence

    Women and infants Women's Behavioral Health

    Providence

    Amos House

    Providence

    Thundermist Health Center

    West Warwick

    Project Weber/RENEW

    Providence

    Rhode Island Free Clinic

    Providence

    Federal Hill House Pantry

    Providence

     RI Food Bank

    Providence

    VA Medical Center Homeless Clinic

    Providence

    Youth Pride Inc.

    Providence

    Providence Community Health Centers

    Providence

    Center for Prisoner Health & Human Rights

    Providence

    Dorcas International Institute of RI

    Providence

    House of Hope

    North Kingstown

    Progreso Latino INC

    Central Falls