Howard University Hospital sponsors the following training programs through the College of Medicine and the College of Dentistry. These programs meet the educational requirements recommended for certification by the respective specialty boards. They are also designed to fulfill the requirements for postgraduate education in each field, as proposed by the respective professional associations.

The heads of clinical departments and the Dean of the College of Medicine assist graduating seniors and alumni in securing suitable hospital appointments. All of the approved residencies at Howard University Hospital are under the direct supervision of the faculty of the College of Medicine.


  • General Dentistry
  • Dermatology
  • Family Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Oral Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pharmacy
  • Pathology
  • Psychiatry 

Residents are assigned to training in specialty services that are approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, American Dental Association, American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists or the Council on Podiatric Medical Education. Programs are approved for one to five years of training with an established number of residents regulated by the accrediting body for each training program.