As the University commemorates 50 years of medical education at Brown, members of the Warren Alpert Medical School’s Class of 2026 celebrated a traditional rite of passage at this year’s white coat ceremony.
Members of the Warren Alpert Medical School community, including graduates from classes ranging from 1972 to 2022, gathered to commemorate the history and look to the future of Rhode Island’s first and only medical school.
Pediatric neuro-oncologist Stephen Gilheeney ’95 MMSc’97 MD’99 works with children and families affected by brain and spinal cord tumors. Although COVID-19 has changed the way he practices, he credits his experience at Brown—both as an undergraduate and in the Warren Alpert Medical School—with helping him become an exceptional physician.
By recruiting and supporting more aspiring physicians from underrepresented groups, like Krissia Rivera Perla ’15 MD’21, the Warren Alpert Medical School is increasing diversity at Brown and shaping the future of effective patient care.