How to Get Into Brown Medical School



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How to Get Into Brown Medical School
Brown Medical School Secondary Essay Prompts:

Brown Medical School Secondary Application Essay Prompts:

There are 2 Brown secondary essays and another essay that discusses your schedule for the application year. Your answers to the questions can give the Brown medical school admissions committee different insights about who you are, thus making your application stronger.

Essay 1) NOTE: Interviews occur on Thursday’s and/or Friday’s beginning in mid-September and finishing in February. Please detail any significant limitations on your availability during this time, such as international travel, work or courses. You may use the text box below to explain your limited availability. (if none, leave blank) (500 characters)

Essay 2) Summarize your activities during the 2018-2019 academic year. Describe how your activities are preparing you for a medical career. (2000 characters)

Essay 3) How will your unique attributes (e.g., cultural or socioeconomic background, lifestyle, work experiences) add to the overall diversity of the Alpert Medical School community? (2000 characters)

Essay 4) What are your aspirations for your medical practice? Fast-forward to 15 years in the future: where do you imagine yourself? (3000 characters)


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Brown University Medical School Interview Format:

Brown Alpert Medical School interviews are traditional format.

**Many of our students who have interviewed there are asked whether they want to live in Providence, RI. Make sure you have a good response to this!**


Based on our students’ experiences, they ask common medical school interview questions, such as the ones found in this blog: 4 Common Medical School Interview Questions and How to Answer Them


Want to learn more about how to prepare for your medical school interview? Get tips and tricks to ace interviews! Read our popular traditional interview preparation blogs here: 3 Tips to Ace Medical School Interviews


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Brown Medical School Acceptance Rate







Admit Rate


Brown Alpert Medical School Median GPA: 3.78

Brown Alpert Medical School New MCAT: 515 (129 chemical & physical / 128 critical analysis / 129 biological & biochemical / 129 psychological, social)


Average Scores of Dartmouth Med Students:

  • Brown Medical School Average Step 1 Score: 234
  • Brown Medical School Average Step 2 Score: 245

Your Brown Medical School Admissions Advisers

Rachel Rizal, MD

Rachel Rizal, M.D.

Changing the trajectory of people’s lives

Undergraduate: Princeton University
Medical School: Stanford School of Medicine
Residency: Harvard, Emergency Medicine
What I did After College:
• Improved vaccine distribution in developing countries
• Worked with the World Health Organization in the Philippines
• Launched a national HIV Awareness Campaign in the Philippines
• Produced an HIV awareness commercial for MTV
• Worked full-time at a healthcare consulting firm, advising pharmaceutical companies
• Created a public health program in Stanford’s Emergency Department
Rishi Mediratta, MD, MSc, MA

Rishi Mediratta, M.D., M.P.H., M.A.

Advising students to attend their dream schools

Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University
Medical School: Stanford School of Medicine
Residency: Pediatrics, Stanford
Masters: Masters in Medical Anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies; Masters of Science in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
What I did after I graduated:
• Interned with the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland
• Founded and launched an NGO to improve the health and education of Ethiopian
• World Bank consultant who helped implement Ethiopia’s national nutrition program
• Partnered with the Ethiopian Ministry of Health to study child health practices in communities

The Insider’s View on How to Get Into Brown Medical School

How to Get Into Brown Medical School – Know the Curriculum:

Dartmouth Medical School Curriculum: 


The first two years at Brown Med are pre-clinical years. Then, you take USMLE Step 1. During your 3rd and 4th years, you are in clinical rotations. Your 4th year is completely flexible and you can choose to take whatever rotations (or “vacation”) you want.

One great option at Brown is the scholarly concentrations. These pursuits allow students to do scholarly research and take classes in a field of interest. There are several options for scholarly concentrations.

Scholarly Concentration Options:

  • Aging
  • Biomedical Informatics
  • Caring for Underserved Communities
  • Global Health
  • Health Policy
  • Integrative Health and Contemplative Practice
  • LGBTQ Healthcare and Advocacy
  • Medical Education
  • Medical Humanities and Ethics
  • Medical Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Physician as Communicator
  • Translational Research in Medicine
  • Women’s Reproductive Health

Pre-Clinical Years:

The first year is grounded on basic science and a “Doctoring” course where you learn clinical medicine physical exam skills. Additionally, there is a research methods in population medicine class throughout your entire first year. During your second year, you learn medicine in an organ-based fashion.

  • Cardiology
  • Pulmonology
  • Renal
  • Endocrine
  • Reproductive
  • Hematology
  • Gastrointestinal

Clinical Years:

Prior to starting your clerkships, you have a clinical skills class. Even during your core clinical rotations during your 3rd year, you still have elective time. You also have a longitudinal integrated clerkship where you work with one physician and see his or her panel of patients for the entirety of your clinical rotations.

Core Clerkships:

  • Family Medicine (6 weeks)
  • Internal Medicine (6 weeks)
  • OB/GYN (6 weeks)
  • Pediatrics (6 weeks)
  • Psychiatry (4 weeks)
  • Neurology (4 weeks)
  • Surgery (6 weeks)
  • Elective (6 weeks)


Taking Time Off:

Most MD candidates at Brown Medical School graduate within 4 years, but there is a lot of FLEXIBILITY in the curriculum and they allow students to take time off.


Why choose Brown Medical School?

The most common reasons we’ve heard:

  • Flexible curriculum
  • Friendly environment
  • Liberal, always thinking about innovation
  • New public health school with lots of collaboration with the medical school
  • Compact campus
  • Providence, RI

What students are saying about Brown Alpert Medical School

I LOVE Brown! There is so much flexibility with the curriculum.

The scholarly concentration program allows you to take classes in other fields of healthcare. However, I've taken classes outside my concentration out of pure interest. I highly recommend it to any incoming med student!

Everyone here is down to earth.

My research has collaborations with the Undergrad campus and Public Health School.

Unique highlights about pre-clinical years:

  • Scholarly concentration
  • Research funding, especially during the summer
  • Public health school collaborations

Unique highlights about clinical years:

  • Ample elective time, even in the third year
  • Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship
  • You can pursue “Independent study”
  • Fourth years can participate in “Advanced Clinical Mentorship”


Clinical Rotation Sites:

  • Hasbro Children’s Hospital
  • Emma Pendelton Bradley Hospital
  • Kent Hospital
  • Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island
  • Rhode Island Hospital
  • Providence VA Medical Center

What students are saying about clinical rotations at the Brown Alpert Medical School

The patient population at Brown (and Providence) is very diverse. You have tertiary patients but also patients who don't usually seek medical care.

I liked working with my LIC preceptor. She was a great family medicine doctor and I saw her patients both in and outside the hospital.

There is so much flexibility in our curriculum!!


Where do students live?

Students mainly live in apartments or rent houses near Brown Medical School. There is some graduate-housing available.


Getting around:

You don’t necessarily need a car for Brown, although some students bring one so they can travel outside of Providence at their leisure.


Financial Considerations:

  • Brown Medical School Tuition: ~$61,000 plus room and board ~$22,000.
  • Average indebtedness of graduates: $161,000

Brown University Medical School gives ample financial aid, keeping the average indebtedness low.

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