A magazine for friends of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

How We Live Our Values


As the Medical School marks a historic milestone, we look at the ways it has put its values into action since the beginning–And consider what comes next.

For 50 years, The Warren Alpert Medical School has done more than just talk about its deeply held principles: it has lived them out every day. The School started with a founding charge to create a curriculum that provided “a humanistic approach to medicine.” Since then, Brown has pursued this vision relentlessly, developing an interlocking set of values that support this larger aim—from prioritizing inclusiveness and maintaining integrity, to pursuing innovation and engaging with the community.

“From its inception, the Medical School has aspired to support the health of individuals and communities with humanity—through research, clinical excellence, training generations of physicians, and service to society,” Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences Mukesh K. Jain, MD, says. “We are proud of our history and will continue to nurture these core values through our daily actions for decades to come.”

To learn more about the ways that the Medical School seeks to transform its highest ideals into real world accomplishments, we dug into its past, talked to those who know the institution best, and looked ahead to see how its principles will be carried into the future.

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