Building community is key goal

SCHOOL TIES: Brown administrators hope the new medical school, planned for 2011, will help students bond, and draw more experienced medical students back to campus. /
SCHOOL TIES: Brown administrators hope the new medical school, planned for 2011, will help students bond, and draw more experienced medical students back to campus. /
Today, Dr. Philip Gruppuso, associate dean for medical education at Brown University, considers himself lucky if he spies third- and fourth-year medical students on campus. The students often shuttle directly between home and their clinical work. The medical school at Brown provides no central gathering point, no consolidated administrative offices and, in fact, no building…

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