Welcome to the BRIGHT Pathway for Global Health Website! The Brown Residency International/Global Health Training Pathway (BRIGHT) began as an interest group in global health. Originally founded by 4 Med-Peds residents in 2009, the pathway has now expanded to include Med-Peds, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Triple Board Ob/Gyn, Neurology, Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine residents within the Brown University Graduate Medical Education programs. Through a collaborative, integrated approach, the program enhances resident exposure to the breadth of topics in global health, develops a community of global health scholars at Brown and fosters mentoring relationships between residents and faculty.

The goals of the BRIGHT pathway include:

  1. Deepen understanding of global healthcare as it pertains to patients both locally and abroad with a particular emphasis on historically resource-poor nations and ethnic groups.

  2. Obtain experience in the practice of medicine in these settings.

  3. Pursue scholarly projects in preparation for long-term involvement in global health following post-graduate training.

What's New

  • New BRIGHT Leadership Team

    We would like to welcome our new BRIGHT Faculty leadership team: Michael Koster, MD (Pediatric Hospitalist Attending), Natasha Rybak, MD (Adult/Pediatric Infectious Disease Attending), Bridget Kelly, MD (OB/GYN Attending), Daria Szkwarko, DO (Family Medicine Attending), Jonathan Cahill, MD (Neurology attending), Alexis Kearney, MD MPH (Emergency Medicine Attending)
  • New Resident Directors

    Welcome to our new resident directors for the year 2018-2019: Rachael Zacks, MD (IM PGY-3), Angela McLaughlin, MD (IM PGY-3), and Sasha Yakhkind, MD MS (Neurology PGY-4)
  • New Resident Global Health Curriculum

    We are excited to announce our new resident global health curriculum. Please contact us for more information. Applications for the BRIGHT pathway will be made available through the individual residency programs in the latter half of each academic year.