Welcome to the Brown Family Medicine Residency Program



Welcome to the Brown Family Medicine Residency at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island!

As one of the oldest family medicine residency programs in the country, continuously accredited by the ACGME since 1975, we blend a long tradition of excellence in residency training with the evidence-based innovations in education.

Combining a community-based program with a strong university affiliation provides rigorous family medicine education in a culture that nurtures primary care and values service to the underserved. We prepare graduates to provide full-spectrum family medicine, transform medical practices into Patient-Centered Medical homes, address health disparities, and develop new knowledge and skills throughout their careers.

Faculty, staff and residents work side-by-side to optimize our mission-driven training program, building strong, lasting relationships in the process. We invite you to explore our web site and learn more about our community.

Melissa Nothnagle, MD, MSc

Program Director



21st-century family physicians must offer the latest advances in medical care, while maintaining the ideals of compassion, healing and service to their patients and communities. The Brown Family Medicine Residency Program is dedicated to educating the next generation of family physicians to provide high quality healthcare for all, especially the most vulnerable and underserved, and to be leaders in health care delivery, medical education, research and advocacy.



To educate skillful, innovative, compassionate leaders in family medicine.



Global Health at Home & Abroad

Our program has a long history of initiating and participating in meaningful, long term, primary care, global health projects in several countries.gowrihonduras.jpg

Sports Medicine

Brown Family Medicine Residency offers a variety of Primary Care Sports Medicine opportunities for interested medical students and residents.splintingjodielise.jpg

About RI

Rhode Island may be the smallest of the United States, but it is rich in history, culture and natural resources.soundsessionsprov.jpg

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