In U.S. News and World Report rankings of psychiatry departments, the Johns Hopkins Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences has been consistently among the top five.
The Residency in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at The Johns Hopkins Hospital is designed to provide a comprehensive and broad-based education in clinical psychiatric diagnosis and treatment. The didactic portion of the curriculum is organized to present a body of knowledge which comprises current thought in psychiatry. The clinical exercises and experiences are organized to provide clinical expertise in evaluation of the entire range of psychiatrically ill patients and competence in psychiatric treatment, using the fundamental modalities of therapy currently available. Recent graduates of our program have felt well prepared for academic psychiatry, private practice psychiatry, or public sector psychiatry. It is the mission of our program to produce excellent clinicians and leaders in all realms of psychiatry who can face the challenges of psychiatry in the contemporary era.
There are three ways to enter training in general psychiatry at Johns Hopkins. All require completing an ERAS application.
The Program and Curriculum
PGY-1, PGY-2, PGY-3, and PGY-4 at a glance and in detail.
Residents and Alums
Meet our current residents and take a look at the career trajectory of recent graduates.
Top in the Nation
Inpatient admissions in 2017
We are committed to the treatment of the chronically mentally ill, the indigent, and the most complex psychiatric cases requiring multidisciplinary treatments.
Outpatient Visits in 2017
We are committed to serving the community. Extensive community psychiatry clinics are at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center - home for PGY-1.
General Psychiatry Residents
50 psychiatry residents and over 274 alums (1997-2018) not to mention our alums since 1913.
Clinical and Research Postdoctoral Fellows
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences offers numerous postdoctoral clinical and research opportunities across a range of interest areas.
Over 200 full-time faculty and 175 part-time faculty provide training and mentorship across the hospital as well as other institutions.
Inclusion is in our DNA
Nearly a century and a half ago, our founder, Mr. Johns Hopkins, wrote a letter in which he established his vision for and values of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Those values – respect, dignity, integrity, inclusion, excellence, and diversity – have withstood the test of time and still ring true today. They continue to provide us with inspiration and direction.
The General Psychiatry Residency Program Prospectus is an overview of the entire residency program including clinical and didactic curriculums, current and former residents, and information about Johns Hopkins University and Baltimore. It is available online in PDF format (80 pages). A hard copy of the Prospectus is available by contacting the Residency Program Coordinator at 443-287-4506.
LaShawn Johnson-Thomas, Residency Program Coordinator
Office for Residency Education
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287-7381