Our Mission

Medical Education and Training

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.

Every year Lifespan staff trains about 600 residents and fellows in more than 70 programs 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 help train another 200 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 provide 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
  • 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

Lifespan. Delivering health with care.