Residency Training

Director of Resident and Medical Student Education for Sheppard Pratt Health System:
Benedicto Borja, M.D.
Phone: 410-938-3860

Director of the University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt Residency Training Program:
Mark Ehrenreich, M.D.
Phone: 410-328-6325

Sheppard Pratt Health System has partnered with University of Maryland to offer a psychiatry residency training program committed to training future psychiatrists to be true leaders within all aspects of the field. Our exceptional training program is enhanced by the support of a large faculty dedicated to teaching.

The depth and breadth of our residency training program prepares graduates to succeed in whatever facet of psychiatry they choose. Many of our residents move into subspecialty fellowships, either continuing in training programs affiliated with Sheppard Pratt Health System and the University of Maryland, or matching at other top fellowship programs across the country. Others begin careers in academic psychiatry, psychiatric research, or outpatient psychiatry in community and private settings.

Over the course of the training program, each resident cares for a wide range of patients in a variety of settings. The educational value of caring for our diverse patient population is enhanced by intensive supervision, a comprehensive didactic curriculum, and case conferences. Please click here for more information on the University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt Residency Training Program.

Residency Training Timeline

While individual residency experiences at Sheppard Pratt may vary for program participants, time at Sheppard Pratt Health System may include: 

Year One:

  • One to two months of inpatient and day hospital training
  • One month of co-occurring disorders inpatient and day hospital training
  • Supervised evening short call, including admissions of a wide variety of patients including children, adolescents, geriatric patients, and patients with co-occurring and neuropsychiatric disorders

Year Two:

  • One to two months advanced adult acute inpatient psychiatry
  • One to two months of an inpatient selective rotation on a variety of units throughout the hospital, including child and adolescent units
  • Overnight call including admissions as mentioned above and emergency coverage, under supervision of a senior resident

Year Three:

  • 12 months of adult, child, and adolescent ambulatory psychiatry, with an emphasis on both therapy techniques and psychopharmacology
  • Crisis Walk-In Clinic
  • Intensive outpatient eating disorders program
  • Intensive outpatient substance abuse program at the Kolmac Clinic
  • Senior supervisory call

Year Four:

  • Various electives with durations of one to 12 months, including the various inpatient units listed above, as well as additional specialized experiences on advanced inpatient units such as Eating Disorders, Trauma Disorders, and The Retreat
  • Many residents choose to participate in an administrative elective with Dr. Steven Sharfstein, President and CEO of the Health System
  • Part-time continuation of work with patients in the resident outpatient clinic
  • Senior supervisory call
  • Chief resident for Sheppard Pratt



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