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Graduate Medical Education

Residency Life in Rhode Island

Residents at Kent Hospital have the opportunity to not only work in a vibrant clinical setting but also have the opportunity to explore Rhode Island's beautiful coastline,100 beaches and discover the unique cities that make up the ocean state.

Welcome to Kent Hospital a Member of Care New England

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 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.

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

  • 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.
  • A state-of-the-art Ambulatory Surgery Center.
  • The second busiest obstetrical department in the state with a level II NICU.

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.


" I am honored to have the opportunity to give back to the program that has trained me to become a physician."
Rebecca Ondrus, DO, EM Residency Chief 2013