Welcome to Our Department
Welcome to the web home of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Our Department was established in 2005 and we have rapidly grown to over 80 academic emergency physicians in the University Emergency Medicine Foundation (UEMF) who provide care for over 200,000 patients annually at the Rhode Island Hospital’s Anderson Emergency Center, Hasbro Children’s Hospital Emergency Department,and The Miriam Hospital Emergency Department. We are also the academic home for the emergency physician faculty members who work at the Memorial Hospital of RI. The mission of our department is simple:
To provide exceptional emergency medical care, education, research, and service to the people of Rhode Island and beyond
To meet this mission we have created outstanding education and research programs, and many divisions and programs that together form a comprehensive academic department of emergency medicine.
The flagship of our educational program is the highly competitive, 4 year Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital emergency medicine residency program which trains 12 residents per year. (Brown Emergency Residency) Established in 1992, our residency program has a long tradition of training leaders in emergency medicine with unsurpassed clinical training, an innovative curriculum, and an outstanding mix of advancement opportunities in research, education, global health, and community service.
The Alpert Medical School of Brown University, (Brown Alpert Medical School) which formerly had a small, 8 year Bachelors/MD curriculum has in recent years moved to accepting standard students and the class size is increasing to 120 per year. This high quality, forward-thinking medical school provides bright and talented students who are educated and mentored by our faculty, fellows and residents through our popular emergency medicine elective as well as a number of other courses and electives.
The Section of Pediatric Emergency Medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Alpert Medical School is the home of our Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship program which trains 2 fellows each year in a three year fellowship.
The Department of Emergency Medicine has a diverse and successful research enterprise with two basic science laboratories and a full infrastructure to support clinical research.We have 4 research faculty PhD’s in the Department who work collaboratively with our physicians in cutting edge emergency medicine research.
The many divisions and programs in the Department of Emergency Medicine support the academic mission and provide outstanding training experiences for fellows, residents, and medical students. Experienced, well-funded academic faculty members lead divisions in Emergency Medicine Services, Injury Prevention, International Emergency Medicine, Medical Simulation, Sports Medicine, Toxicology, and Ultrasound. Fellowships are currently offered or are planned in each of these divisions.
Programs in Quality and Safety, Medical Humanities, Disaster Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, Stroke, and service at the Rhode Island Free Clinic round out the department efforts.
The structure of our Department is summarized in this diagram.
We hope you will enjoy perusing our website and learning more about the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Alpert Medical School.
Brian J. Zink, MD
Professor & Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Physician-in-Chief, Emergency Medicine
Rhode Island & The Miriam Hospitals
President, University Emergency Medicine Foundation