Life in RI
Providence and Rhode Island, a Great Place to Learn
RWMC and Rhode Island are both small jewels in the hectic Northeast corridor. The safe, uncrowded cities and towns and the friendly first-rate training convert many "outsiders" to "Rhode Islanders" for life.
Many previous students liked what they experienced and chose to stay: over half of our private practice internists are graduates of our training program. This tradition further humanizes the house staff experience since the attendings identify with those in training.
Rhode Island is located in the southeastern corner of New England within easy traveling distance of several major northeast cities: 60 miles from Boston, 180 miles from New York City and under 350 miles from Montreal, Canada. Amtrak's High Speed Rail in downtown Providence has cut travel time to Boston to 30 minutes, and to just 2 hours, 25 minutes for New York City.
The state offers a high standard of living and much natural beauty packed into just 1214 square miles. Sixty percent of that is covered by woodlands, and there are over 400 miles of coastline offering beaches of every type. There are professional sports franchises (baseball and hockey) as well as a full college sports scene. With 37 golf courses, it's probably no surprise that Rhode Island was home to the first open golf tournament in 1895. And only 48 miles from border to border means activities, historic sites, and world-class restaurants are just a short drive away.
Providence, a friendly city of 173,000, boasts an active arts and theater community, as well as universities and museums that add to the city's rich cultural offerings. Renovation of the city's waterfront with parks, office space and upscale shopping has led to our "Renaissance City" nickname. And Providence County offers 1,200 acres of public parks and miles of bike paths winding through the waterfront and wildlife preserves.
Come visit and see for yourself. Providence offers many fine hotels, inns, and bed-and-breakfasts, offering a first-class chance to experience the Ocean State first hand. Helpful links include: