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


We are recruiting committed, compassionate, and curious residents to care for our diverse patient community, develop excellent clinical skills and explore the unlimited potential of combined Med-Peds training.

Med-Peds has been a part of the Brown residency programs for more than 20 years, building on two strong categorical programs.  The program’s core faculty and Division of Medicine-Pediatrics provide clinical care in all of our hospitals and primary care clinic, and advise and mentor our residents.

Our weekly Med-Peds Forum brings residents and faculty together for sessions on clinical cases, scholarship, advocacy, teaching opportunities, and Med-Peds guest speakers.

Residents are the primary physicians for their patient panel at our continuity site, the Medicine-Pediatrics Primary Care Center. Our site has served the Providence community for 20 years caring for children, adults, and families. We received NCQA-Level III Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition in 2017.

We emphasize individual development, supporting residents in identifying and furthering their passions. Certificate tracks offered include Global Health, Research, Clinician Educator, and Women’s Health.

Residents and faculty are critical to shaping the program, and are recruited to teaching and leadership roles in the hospitals, medical school, local, and national organizations. Please look at the Resident and Alumni pages to see the full breadth of Med-Peds potential realized! 

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Upcoming virtual open house events for prospective Med-Peds applicants!

  • Mentors at Brown | Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at 6pm ET | Register Here!
  • Life in Rhode Island | Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at 6pm ET | Register Here!
  • Residents as Educators, Scholars, & Researchers | Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at 6pm ET | 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 recently launched The Cribsiders podcast! Justin also recently published an NEJM Perspective piece on buprenorphine prescribing!
  • Suzanne McLaughlin, MP Core Faculty, recently published an AAIM Perspectives article on addressing the health needs of young adults!
  • Patricia Poitevien, Pediatrics Core Faculty, recently published a Pediatrics Perspective piece on the impact of police brutality on children’s health!
  • Sarah Rhoads, MP Class of 2020, and Matt Lorenz, MP Core Faculty, recently 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, will be presenting 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!


"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.