Warren Alpert School of Medicine http://ripr.org en Match Day Sees More Primary Care Residencies http://ripr.org/post/match-day-sees-more-primary-care-residencies <p>Match Day was Friday for fourth year medical students around the country. It's an annual rite, the moment when students find out whether and where they'll be doing their residency. It's a big deal because where you do your residency matters on so many levels - from the number of years you'll spend there, to the quality of the doctors who train you, to the opportunities you'll have to deepen your specialty. And many residents end up staying where they train.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:53:18 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 30937 at http://ripr.org Match Day Sees More Primary Care Residencies Local Cardiologist Calls Trans Fat Ban "Overdue" http://ripr.org/post/local-cardiologist-calls-trans-fat-ban-overdue <p>Miriam Hospital cardiologist and Brown medical school professor Dr. Barbara Roberts said the Food and Drug Administration’s <a href="http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm372915.htm">proposal </a>to ban trans fats in processed foods is long overdue. Trans fats, or partially hydrogenated oils, are added to foods like cookies, ready-to-use frostings, and microwave popcorn to extend their shelf life. Scientists have known for decades that they can lead to hardened arteries and higher bad cholesterol. Fri, 08 Nov 2013 16:52:46 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 24512 at http://ripr.org Local Cardiologist Calls Trans Fat Ban "Overdue" Brown Med Student Finds Most Hikers to Be Unprepared http://ripr.org/post/brown-med-student-finds-most-hikers-be-unprepared <p>An overwhelming majority of hikers head out into the woods unprepared, according to new research done by a Brown University medical student. Older hikers tend to be better prepared than their younger counterparts, but both groups fall short on necessities.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 30 May 2013 12:48:09 +0000 Flo Jonic 16062 at http://ripr.org Brown Med Student Finds Most Hikers to Be Unprepared Brown Medical School Dean Steps Down http://ripr.org/post/brown-medical-school-dean-steps-down <p>Ed Wing, Dean of Medicine and Biology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, will be stepping down at the end of this academic year. He’ll return to Brown after a sabbatical to continue teaching, researching, and writing. Meanwhile, the university will launch a national search for his replacement.</p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 19:39:48 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 4695 at http://ripr.org Brown Medical School Dean Steps Down Rethinking Medical School http://ripr.org/post/rethinking-medical-school <p>Medical school isn’t what it used to be. Budding doctors have to learn more and study harder than they ever have. And changes in the health care system are prompting even more dramatic changes inside medical schools. Next in our series Future Docs, learn how Brown University has adapted, from the man who helped redesign the curriculum.<br>&nbsp;</p><p><iframe src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F63204726" frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" width="100%"></iframe></p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 19:06:32 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 4686 at http://ripr.org