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Healthcare in America: Lecture Series & Pre-Clinical Elective

The Healthcare in America Elective serves to expose medical students, faculty, and others in the Providence community to local, national, and systems level issues in health policy via a series of dynamic lectures and discussions.

The Birth of the Medical-Industrial Complex in America —
and What’s to be Done About it Now
Mike Magee, MD — Former Executive at Pfizer & author of “Code Blue: Inside the Medical Industrial Complex”
Thursday, September 5 at 6:00 p.m., Alpert Medical School, Room 275

The Effects of Hospital Consolidations on the Health of Patients, Providers and Communities
Chris Koller, MA — President of Milbank Memorial Fund & Former Health Insurance Comissioner
Thursday, September 26 at 6:30 p.m., Alpert Medical School, Room 275

The Byzantine Pharmaceutical Supply Chain: Politics, Prerogative and Pricing
David Guzick, MD, PhD — President of University of Florida Health
Thursday, October 3 at 6:00 p.m., Alpert Medical School, Room 275

Health Information Technology: The Past, Present and Future
David Blumenthal, MD, PhD — President of the Commonwealth Fund & Former CIO of Partners Healthcare System
Thursday, October 17 at 6:00 p.m., Alpert Medical School, Room 170

Pre-Approval Access to Investigational Products: What Limits?
Holly Fernandez Lynch, JD, MBE — John Russell Dickson, MD Presidential Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics at the Perelman School of Medicine
Wednesday, October 23 at 6:00 p.m., Alpert Medical School, Room 275

Lessons from Washington, DC
David Shulkin, MD — Former US Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Thursday, November 21 at 6:00 p.m., Alpert Medical School, Room 275

Health is More Than Healthcare:
Integrating Social Determinants of Health, Public Policy and Advocacy

Darilyn Moyer, MD, FACP — EVP & CEO, American College of Physicians
Thursday, December 5 at 6:00 p.m., Alpert Medical School, Room 275

Questions? Contact the student coordinators at

Physicians for Human Rights Asylum Network Training

The Brown Human Rights Asylum Clinic (BHRAC), in partnership with Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), invites you to the annual PHR Asylum Network Training on Saturday, September 28th, 2019. BHRAC collaborates with medical and mental health clinicians, lawyers, and community organizations to provide pro bono medical affidavits to individuals seeking legal status in the United States. They are looking for health care professionals to join their team of evaluators!

This training will provide an introduction to asylum law and teach healthcare providers how to conduct forensic evaluations and prepare medical affidavits for asylum seekers. Affidavits can document and corroborate the physical and psychological evidence of trauma alleged by asylum seekers, leading to better legal outcomes. The training is open to clinicians (MD or DO, including residents), psychologists (PsyD), LCSWs, NPs, and LMHCs. 

Date: Saturday, September 28
Time: 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Address: The Warren Alpert Medical School, Room 160
222 Richmond Street, Providence, RI 02903

RSVP: Fill out this Google Form or email

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. 

BHRAC’s role is to provide medical/psychological evaluations to individuals seeking asylum and other immigration visas in the United States, due to trauma and persecution they faced in their home countries. Affidavits can document and corroborate the physical and psychological evidence of trauma alleged by asylum seekers, leading to better legal outcomes. While the average U.S. asylum approval rate was 37.5% in the early 2000s, it rose to 89% when professional evaluations accompanied the cases.

As an evaluator, you would perform 2-3 hour evaluations for clients periodically along with an interpreter and two medical student scribes, who would then be responsible for drafting the legal affidavit with your final approval. This format offers the advantage of shifting a large portion of the burden of time, correspondence, and affidavit drafting to medical students, freeing clinicians to perform evaluations more frequently.

If you are interested in volunteering with BHRAC, you MUST complete a one-time training session through Physicians for Human Rights (the location of the training does not matter).

RSVP using this Google Form or email Please also feel free to email BHRAC with any questions or concerns. If you know other healthcare professionals who would be interested in this opportunity, please share this information with them.

Dining With the Dentist

Brought to you by the Rhode Island Department of Health’s Oral Health Program

Physicians… meet dentists in your area to discuss best practice for referrals for your pediatric and/or pregnant patients.

Dentists… network with physicians who want to refer patients for dental care.

June 18 | 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Thundermist of South County Community Health Room
1 River St, South Kingstown, RI 02879

This event is free!

Find out more

Interim/Temporary Physicians

East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) has an opportunity for a RI-licensed Physician to join our Health Center. EBCAP has two primary locations. One is located at 6 John H. Chafee Boulevard in Newport, RI and the other is located at 100 Bullocks Point Avenue in East Providence RI. The physician would be given ongoing assignments to work on an interim/temporary basis. The interim Physician is welcome to work one day a week, several days a week, or even a full week, on a month to month basis, as EBCAP has current and future physician needs. We want to add to our team of providers and establish an ongoing relationship. 

Our mission is to provide high-quality, comprehensive, and accessible health, dental, behavioral health, and human services to assist people to achieve their fullest potential. By joining EBCAP you are making a statement that you are committed to providing quality care.   

As a family physician with EBCAP, you will provide direct medical services including but not limited to a clinical focus on health promotion, disease prevention and routine health maintenance visits and acute care for all age groups. You will educate patients regarding care, diagnoses, treatment plan, medications and prognosis. You will obtain specialty physician consultation for complicated patients or patients who are assessed to be outside the scope of EBCAP’s practice, and supervise allied health professionals (physician assistant, nurses, medical assistants, etc.) of the care team.      

The position requires an MD (allopathic) or DO (osteopathic) degree, completion of an accredited residency in Family Medicine (preferred) or Internal Medicine, current licensure through the RI Department of Health, current DEA registration/RI Controlled Substance Licensure, current Board Certification in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine, and must complete all privileging and credentialing requirements.

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at East Bay Community Action Program, which is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to providing a diverse work environment.  

Please contact Norma Conley, VP of Human Resources at for more information, or you can go to our website at and click on the CAREERS page and apply through our applicant tracking system. You may also contact Debbie Scott, Senior Staffing Specialist, for more details at 401-431-9870 x124. 

Emergency and Urgent Care Live Course

Join us in Providence, RI, this summer.

Attend the Emergency and Urgent Care course in Providence, RI, July 17–20.

Know the latest treatment options in emergency and urgent care settings, gain hands-on skills, and recognize when to treat and when to refer. At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Prepare treatment plans for patients who present to emergency departments and/or urgent care clinics.
  • Evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients with acute health needs affecting any number of body systems, including cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological, maternity, psychological, or musculoskeletal conditions.
  • Incorporate emergency plans into practice, including written protocols and necessary equipment/tools for treatment.

Earn up to 27.75* AAFP Prescribed credits — 20 credits for attending the course and another 7.75 for participating in optional procedural skills workshops (additional fees apply).

AAFP members: $995
Nonmembers: $1,295

Optional Workshop Sessions (additional fees apply)

  • ECG Interpretation (Basic)
  • ECG Interpretation (Advanced)
  • Point-of-Care Ultrasound (Basic Skills & FAST Exam)
  • Point of Care Ultrasound (Vascular Access)

Save $100 when you register by June 15. Register now or call (800) 274-2237.

*AAFP Prescribed credit is subject to change. Visit for the most up-to-date credits for this course.

The 27th Annual RIAFP Primary Care Conference

March 29-30, 2019
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
222 Richmond Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903

This two-day meeting is designed to provide an interesting, up-to-date educational experience, highlighted by the gathering of the regional membership of the AAFP and the graduates of the Brown University Family Medicine Residency Program.

The Rhode Island Chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians Primary Care Conference is more than just an educational experience, it is a chance to network with colleagues in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

Saturday Lunch Box Sponsor — Lifespan Physician Group, Inc.

Lifespan Physician Group, Inc.
Download the Brochure Register Now!

PDW and RPS Residency Education Symposium

Friday, April 5 – Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center
Kansas City, MO

Connect with family medicine residency program professionals at the PDW and RPS Residency Education Symposium, April 5–9 in Kansas City, MO.

Program Leadership
Come a day before RPS to engage in programming designed for both you and your team.

Residency Team Members
Come a day before RPS to take advantage of special programs for administrators and nurses.

No matter which residency program role you represent, all are welcome to attend both PDW and RPS.

Save $100 when you register for both PDW and RPS.

If you can’t join us for both events, register separately for PDW (Friday, April 5–Sunday, April 7) or RPS (Saturday, April 6–Tuesday, April 9).

Take advantage of the opportunity to gain information, solutions, and inspiration for the whole team.

Register today.

Short Study About HIV Prevention in Rhode Island

Researchers at Brown University and The Miriam Hospital are studying the current climate surrounding HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use in primary care settings in Rhode Island. We hope that insights gained from this study can inform future public health approaches across the state.

To participate, we are asking people to complete a one-time online survey that will ask you questions related to your HIV prevention practices, as well as your awareness, attitudes, and perceived barriers about PrEP. This survey will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. You are eligible to participate if you are a medical provider who is able to prescribe medications.

Access the secure, anonymous survey

Your help is appreciated!

OHIC’s Primary Care Capitation Planning Materials

The Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner (OHIC) has provided the following materials on the Primary Care APM Model. If any members of the Rhode Island Academy of Family Physicians are interested in arranging a meeting to discuss further, they may contact Cory King or Libby Bunzli.

Primary Care APM Work Group
Pilot Design and Implementation
April 5, 2018

Primary Care APM Work Group
Pilot Design and Implementation
May 4, 2018

Primary Care APM Work Group
Pilot Design and Implementation
June 14, 2018

Primary Care APM Work Group
Consensus Model
August 9, 2017

OHIC Primary Care APM Pilot
Implementation Checklist
June 8, 2018

Conduct Clinical Trials (CCT) Brings Clinical Trials to Community-Based Physicians

Conduct Clinical Trials (CCT) can provide exclusive access to clinical trials that have previously been dominated by major hospitals, institutions and groups. Their mission is to bring these clinical trials to community-based physicians, allowing them to provide patients with cutting edge research and simultaneously providing significant revenue to their practice.

For more information, download this brochure or visit their website at