For approximately 50 strongly motivated freshmen, the Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME) offers a unique opportunity to combine undergraduate education and professional studies in medicine into an eight-year program.
The PLME is not an accelerated medical program. Rather, it encourages students to take advantage of the breadth of a liberal arts education, to take charge of their education, and to become active learners. At Brown, creative students need not sacrifice the benefits of a rich liberal arts education in order to gain admission to medical school.
The PLME is an application of the open curriculum concept that has been so successful at the undergraduate level at Brown. It encourages students of medicine to pursue their varied interests (in humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences) in depth even as they prepare for careers as physicians or medical scholars.