The Early Identification Program (EIP) is a cooperative venture between Alpert Medical School and the University of Rhode Island. In the spring of their sophomore year, students are recommended for the EIP then interview at Brown. If successful, they are offered a provisional admission into the medical school (pending completion of an undergraduate degree, etc.).
The EIP grants early acceptance of URI sophomores into the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University . URI students who seek to be accepted to this program must meet the following criteria:
- Be a Rhode Island resident who is highly motivated and exceptionally qualified
- Graduate of a RI high school
- Demonstrate passion about studying medicine at Brown
- Obtain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.50
- Have completed at least three full semesters at URI
- Still have at least four semesters to complete
The Nomination Process
In December of each year, eligible students must apply in writing to the URI Health Professions Advisory Committee (URI HPAC) for nomination to this program. In early February the Committee conducts a careful evaluation of each student’s academic and personal qualifications, including a personal interview. The Health Professions Advisory Committee selects and nominates candidates based on academic excellence and exceptional promise. The Committee forwards a complete application and a letter of evaluation for each nominated student to the Dean of the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University. The final decisions of acceptance into the program are made by the Admissions Committee of the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University.
Important Qualifications of Successful Candidates
- Evidence of exceptional achievements and promise
- Outstanding GPA at URI
- Difficulty and rigor of completed courses
- Superb SAT scores and academic performance in high school
- Strong letters of recommendation
- Well-crafted personal essay explaining motivation for medical career and suitability for Brown in particular
- Health-related work or volunteer experience
Only students recommended by the URI Health Professions Advisory Committee are eligible to apply to the URI-Brown Early Identification Program.