General Psychiatry Residency Program

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.

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 (58 pages). See below.  A hard copy of the Prospectus is available by contacting the Residency Program Coordinator at 443-287-4506.

Program Prospectus


  • There are over 200 full-time faculty within the Department of Psychiatry; many have joint appointments in other departments (e.g. Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics) and in the School of Public Health.
  • There are 175 part-time faculty of the department who are available to serve as additional supervisors and mentors for residents.
  • All full-time psychiatrists on the faculty are involved in clinical work and research as there are no separate research, clinical,or teaching faculty.
  • All full-time M.D. faculty attend for part of the year on the inpatient wards or in the day hospital programs.

Resident Contracts, Benefits, and Policies

Information about the resident contract, benefits, salary, and the Johns Hopkins Graduate Medical Education Policies for Interns and Residents can be found at the JHU School of Medicine Website for Residents and Clinical Fellow. These policies also include our policy on criminal background checks. Links to all of the policies listed in the last page of the resident contract are included on the website.

Contact Us

LaShawn Johnson-Thomas, Coordinator

Office for Residency Education
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Meyer 4-181
600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287-7381

Phone: 443-287-4506
Fax: 410-955-0152