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Graduate Medical Education

We Work in a Vibrant Clinical Setting with a Full Range of Specialties and Services

Welcome to the Graduate Medical Education (GME) program at Kent Hospital. Opened in 1951, Kent Hospital is a member of the Care New England Health System and a 359-bed acute care hospital. The hospital is located in the city of Warwick, 11 miles south of Providence, and mid-way between Boston and New York. As the largest community hospital in Rhode Island and the second-largest hospital in the state, Kent serves a population of more than 300,000 across central Rhode Island and sees close to 70,000+ visits per year in its redesigned Emergency Department (ED). Kent's ED volume is ranked among the top 10-percent nationally and it was the first hospital in the state to eliminate the practice of ambulance diversion.

Contact Information

Graduate Medical Education
Kent Hospital
455 Toll Gate Road
Warwick, RI 02886
P: (401) 737-7010, ext. 35640

Fully Accredited

Kent is fully accredited by The Joint Commission and holds numerous other national program and service accreditations, including an "A" Spring 2014 Hospital Safety Score; three Healthgrades, Maternity Care Excellence Awards™; and five Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Awards from the American Heart Association.

Kent has more than 2,200 employees, 620 medical staff, 500 volunteers, 327 auxiliary members and offers a full range of services and specialties.

Our Specialties
  • Surgery
  • Cardiovascular care in conjunction with Brigham and Women's Hospital of Boston
  • A 15-bed ICU directed by intensivists
  • CCU
  • ECCU
  • Orthopedics
  • Inpatient psychiatry and rehabilitation units
  • Wound Recovery and Hyperbaric Medicine Center
  • State-of-the-art Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • The second busiest obstetrical department in the state with a level II NICU

Residency Programs

Emergency Medicine

The emergency department at Kent Hospital, with more than 70,000 annual visits, sees patients of all ages, and has a high acuity level. 

Brown Internal Medicine

We are an accredited ACGME Program at a vibrant, academic community hospital with a longstanding tradition of commitment to excellence.

Brown Family Medicine - Pawtucket Track

This is one of the oldest family medicine residency programs in the country, continuously accredited by the ACGME since 1975.

Brown Family Medicine - Warwick Track

Kent Hospital's Family Medicine Residency is an accredited ACGME program with Osteopathic Recognition.

Gastroenterology Fellowship

The gastroenterology training at Kent Hospital consists of 3 years. The core clinical curriculum requires a minimum of 18 months of clinical activity and consists of traditional inpatient and outpatient consultation experience supplemented by conferences and didactic sessions.

Podiatric Medicine & Surgical

Designed to accommodate the individual learning needs of the physician who has completed a program of study at a Council of Podiatric Medical Education (CPME) approved college of medicine.


It is the mission of this program to facilitate the development of new pharmacists into competent practitioners able to provide patient-centered pharmaceutical care.

Graduate Nurse Residency

This program is a 1-year opportunity for new graduate nurses which enables them the opportunity to grow professionally while continuing to learn in an interactive and simulation-based classroom environment as well as hands-on clinical experience.


For Medical Students

Kent Hospital is affiliated with The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the University Of New England College Of Osteopathic Medicine.

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University:
The Internal Medicine Clerkship is a 12-week clerkship experience, in which students spend time in both an inpatient and outpatient setting.  In the inpatient setting, students will be assigned to the medicine teaching service, in which they will admit and follow patients who are acutely ill.  In the outpatient setting, students will work with general and specialty internists on a range of diagnoses common to Internal Medicine.  Students will also participate in a range of didactic sessions on this clerkship, including teaching around electrocardiograms, radiology and small groups focused on important issues in Internal Medicine. 

University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine:
We offer core rotations for third-year students in internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, family medicine, and psychiatry. During these rotations, students engage in direct patient care under the supervision of experienced faculty and are provided with daily educational didactics. Students participate in the Graduate Medical Education Research Forum each year. They are encouraged to submit their presentations to the ACP and NEOMEN research forums, as well as national conferences.

If you are interested in completing a rotation at Kent Hospital, please complete the medical student rotation application. Sub-I rotations for our residency programs are granted from July – January.

Wellness Resources

If you find yourself thinking about your results for some of these tests and want to speak about them confidently, please do not hesitate to contact Coastline Employee Assistance at 1 (800) 445-1195 or visit their website at

Resident Life

Rhode Island, also known as the Ocean State, offers a range of lifestyles to those seeking the advantages of an exciting city or a relaxing country setting. Less than 50 miles wide, but graced with a 400-mile shoreline, Rhode Island finds its heart in beautiful Narragansett Bay. A rich saltwater heritage makes Rhode Island one of the sailing capitals of the world. Freshwater and saltwater fishing, swimming at more than 100 beaches, camping, music festivals, picnicking, surfing, skin diving and old-fashioned clambakes make Rhode Island an outdoor paradise.

Northern Rhode Island, which includes the bustling capital, Providence, is an area of wide expanses of quiet woodland and lake country.

Southern Rhode Island boasts some of the country's finest beaches, saltwater fishing, boating, resorts, art colonies, shoreline campgrounds and extensive woodland recreation areas.

The city of Newport, founded in 1639, became world famous early as a commercial seaport. Numerous colonial landmarks remain standing and preserved. The City by the Sea is home to international sailboat races, and is the site of the palatial "summer cottages" of the country's leading socialites from the turn of the century.

In the East Bay region, sailing and shipbuilding have played an important role in life along the eastern shores of Narragansett Bay since the 17th century. The famous Herreshoff Boatyard, where the seven America's Cup defenders were built, shares the coastline with old fishing villages and centuries-old homes.

Forests, meadowland and suburban residential development characterize the West Bay region. Sailing, clam digging, antique hunting, shopping in the commercial areas of Cranston and Warwick, and visiting the historic homesteads of General Nathanael Greene and James Mitchell Varnum are rewarding activities.

How to Apply

Emergency, Family, or Internal Medicine Program

Applications are accepted from graduates of approved medical schools through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS).

Pharmacy Residency Program

You may submit your application materials to us any time after the PhORCAS website is open for applications.

Podiatric Medicine and Surgical Residency

You can apply to the Podiatry Residency through the Centralized Application Service for Podiatric Residencies (CASPR).

Apply through CASPR

Podiatry Clerkship

You can apply to Kent Hospitals Podiatry Clerkship though

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A Message From the Director

Thank you for your interest in Graduate Medical Education programs at Kent Hospital.

Most physicians recall their time in residency as the highlight of their professional career. This exciting phase of your medical training will allow you not only to provide the patient-centered care that you have been training for, but also to be both teacher and student in a broad array of clinical and didactic settings.

Kent is a vibrant 359-bed medical center with an Emergency Department that cares for nearly 70,000 patients annually. Kent Hospital is affiliated with the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM), which was recently recognized among the top medical schools in the nation for the leadership in rural medicine, geriatrics and primary care training.

We have an outstanding and devoted faculty whose varied interests allow students, residents and fellows to pursue patient-centered care in emergency medicine, family medicine, gastroenterology, internal medicine and podiatry in a friendly and welcoming environment.

On behalf of the entire Kent community, we welcome and truly appreciate your interest in our institution and programs.

Alisa Merolli, MD
Designated Institutional Officer, GME - Kent Hospital