WELCOME from our program directors

Thank you for your interest in our Medicine-Pediatrics Residency program. Our program encompasses an amazing group of residents, a dedicated Med-Peds-trained faculty, and a continuity site that serves as a home to the residents and the program. We benefit from strong and balanced categorical programs in Internal Medicine and in Pediatrics with highly committed department chairs and exceptional teaching faculty in each discipline. Founded in 1995, the Brown Med-Peds program offers four positions per year through ERAS and is fully accredited by the ACGME, the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics.

The program faculty and residents, the categorical departments, and the institution strive to offer an academically-oriented training program that prepares exceptional physicians capable of providing high quality individual care and improving the health status of populations. We seek residents who are compassionate, intellectually curious, and committed to developing excellent clinical skills in preparation for their future endeavors. The graduates of our program join an ever-growing national community of Med-Peds trained physician leaders and educators in the areas of primary care, subspecialty care spanning pediatric and adult conditions, health care transitions, global health, and public health. It’s thrilling to see the high caliber of medical students interested in joining this specialty, and we appreciate your interest in our program. Please use this website to learn more about the Medicine-Pediatrics Program at Lifespan/Brown University and contact us if you have additional questions or feedback.

Warm regards,

Suzanne McLaughlin, MD MSc FAAP FACP
Program Director

Sybil Cineas, MD FAAP FACP
Associate Program Director

News feed

News for prospective Med-Peds applicants!

  • Interested in hearing what Brown Med-Peds is all about? Check out our new program video and program podcast!
  • Curious about Brown residents’ roles as Educators, Scholars & Researchers? Check out our virtual town hall on Tuesday, 10/20/20, at 6pm ET | Register Here!
  • Questions about Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Brown? Join the Brown Minority Housestaff Association (BMHA) and Brown Sexual and Gender Minority Alliance (BSGMA) for a virtual happy hour on the first Friday of every month at 7pm ET: 11/6/20, 12/6/20, 1/1/21 | Register Here! 

Program shout-outs!

  • Kenzie Daniels, PGY4, Chelsea Boyd, PGY2, and Betsy Toll, MP Core Faculty, were recognized with Alpert Medical School of Brown University’s 2020 Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Awards!  
  • Sean Sanker, MP Class of 2020, was recognized with the Rhode Island ACP 2020 Resident Leadership Award for exceptional commitment to program, institutional, and community initiatives promoting diversity and inclusion!
  • Justin Berk, MP Core Faculty, cofounded and launched The Cribsiders podcast! Justin also published an NEJM Perspective piece on buprenorphine prescribing!
  • Suzanne McLaughlin, MP Core Faculty, published an AAIM Perspectives article on addressing the health needs of young adults!
  • Patricia Poitevien, Pediatrics Core Faculty, published a Pediatrics Perspective piece on the impact of police brutality on children’s health! Pat also appears as a special guest on the Cribsiders podcast episode Race Correction in the UTI Guidelines!
  • Sarah Rhoads, MP Class of 2020, and Matt Lorenz, MP Core Faculty, became Small Group Faculty for the Doctoring Program for first- and second-year medical students at Alpert Medical School of Brown University!
  • Sam Masur, PGY3, presented his abstract entitled “Karius-ity and the Cat: Diagnosing Hepatosplenic Bartonella Using Next Generation DNA Sequencing and Imaging” at the AAP’s 2020 National Conference and Exhibition, Med-Peds Section!
  • Ann Ding, PGY3, presented her abstract entitled “A Petite Too Sweet: a Case of Neonatal Hyperglycemia” at NMPRA’s 2020 National Conference!
  • Betsy Toll, MP Core Faculty, is the conference chair of “The Patient and the Practitioner in the Age of Technology: Promoting Healing Relationships”! A virtual conference series running from October 2020 to May 2021, this international symposium focuses on the impact of the electronic health record (EHR) and other health information technologies (HIT) on the patient-practitioner relationship, how human relationships figure in software and device design and implementation, ethical stewardship of shared data, and current best practices for successfully integrating HIT into clinical practice, while keeping the patient at the center of care. 


"When Dr. Toll began my interview by asking about my undergraduate thesis, which she had already searched for and read, I was shocked. No other program had shown such a unique interest in my writing and hobbies. If this was any indication of the level of faculty involvement and mentorship available at Brown, I knew at that moment that this was the program for me."
Sean Sanker
Alum, Class of 2020
"Brown maintains an incredibly inviting yet academic environment, which has helped me develop as a clinician while also truly enjoying the people and the experience along the way."
Erin Baroni
"As a residency applicant, I immediately gravitated to the unique educational opportunities that Brown offers: the refugee intake clinic, BRIGHT pathway, and clinician educator track, among others. These experiences had an enormous influence on me in developing my professional identity, leading me to become a combined med-peds teaching hospitalist and primary care provider right here at Brown!"
Matt Lorenz
Alum, Class of 2019; MP Core Faculty

Visit our categorical programs in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics by clicking the links below.