Training Sites - Psychiatry Residency
University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) and University of Maryland School of Medicine
UMMC is a 757-bed tertiary care center that sees a myriad of patients from around the state.
UMMC Psychiatry treats patients on a general adult inpatient unit, a child and adolescent inpatient unit, and a geriatric psychiatry unit.
Additionally, on the main campus, adults, children, adolescents and geriatric patients receive outpatient care at the community outpatient clinics.
Patients receive care in the general adult team, continuous care team or the Program of Assertive Community Treatment team, depending on their support need. The Center for Infant Studies is also located in the main outpatient building at UMMC.
On the main campus, the residents rotate in the robust consultation teams, including the general consultation-liaison psychiatry team and substance abuse consultation-liaison services. The Psychiatric Emergency Services is adjacent to the main Emergency Department which provides a collaborative atmosphere to take care of the most acute psychiatric emergencies.
The UM School of Medicine library is often used by our psychiatry residents for research and study spaces. The student center boasts opportunities for food, coffee and meeting rooms that our department uses for Grand Rounds and special occasions, such as graduation. The Gym is state of the art and can be used by residents at a discounted pre-taxed fee.
Some of the spaces, like the hospital student lounge, is not used by residents, but we thought it would be nice to highlight the support our hospital has for trainees of all levels. There is a resident lounge in the hospital though!
University of Maryland Midtown Campus
University of Maryland Midtown Campus is a satellite campus that encompasses multiple specialty programs.
Of those, the psychiatry department holds a large presence on campus.
At Midtown, there are 2 inpatient adult units for a total of 37 adult beds to treat patients with acute psychiatric illnesses.
Additionally, the University of Maryland Medical Center's Adult Day Hospital is located on this campus as well.
Part of the Division of Community Psychiatry outpatient clinics is on the Midtown campus, including adult outpatient, child and adolescent outpatient, women's mental health and a young adults early intervention clinic focusing on first break psychosis (RAISE).
Sheppard Pratt Hospital
Sheppard Pratt Hospital is a 350-bed stand-alone psychiatric hospital in Towson, MD.
It includes four general adult inpatient units, a trauma disorders unit, an eating disorders unit, a child and adolescent inpatient service, adult and child neuropsychiatric units, a psychotic disorders unit, co-occurring unit, outpatient clinics, services for geriatric psychiatry, chemical dependency, a general adult day hospital and several specialty day hospitals.
There also are numerous community treatment programs, a residential program and two dual diagnosis recovery residential homes on campus.
Baltimore Veterans Administration Hospital
Baltimore Veterans Administration Hospital is located directly across from University of Maryland Medical Center and is connected via covered bridge. It includes a variety of specialty programs, psychiatry being just one!
There is one general inpatient unit; a day treatment center; general outpatient clinics; substance abuse services; a post-traumatic stress disorder clinic; and a consultation liaison service.
There is also integrated care clinics in a collaboration with the Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry.
Mercy Medical Center
Mercy Medical Center is where interns spend time completing their Internal Medicine rotations.
Residents also rotate there as a PGY4 for a consult liaison rotation.
It is a University of Maryland affiliated hospital that has been ranked in the top 100 hospitals in the US with excellent specialty care.
While being part of an amazing team of physicians during your rotations, you can also enjoy free meals and snacks. The residents rave about the food at Mercy!
State Mental Hygiene Administration System
The State Mental Hygiene Administration System is composed of multiple inpatient and outpatient treatment facilities. In addition to the strong partnership with the community outpatient clinics at UMMC, there are three inpatient hospitals that the residents train at.
Springfield Hospital Center allows interns to gain early exposure to forensic psychiatry and learn the intricate intersection of the legal and psychiatric systems. Additionally, the hospital has the only Deaf Specialty Unit in the state, where residents can learn about treatment of deaf patients with psychiatric disorders.
At Spring Grove Hospital Center, residents can rotate at the world-renowned Maryland Psychiatric Research Center (MPRC) where they learn about treatment resistant psychosis and first break psychosis. There are many units at Spring Grove Hospital Center where residents can rotate on specialty units in forensic psychiatry.
Residents have the opportunity in their PGY4 year to rotate at Clifton T Perkins Hospital Center, the state's maximum-security psychiatric hospital, to focus on a more in-depth rotation of forensics psychiatry.