We are known for our commitment to caring


The Internal Medicine and Family Medicine Residency Programs at University of Maryland Prince Georges Hospital Center provides an exciting and dynamic training opportunity with easy access to all the policy and cultural benefits of the National Capital Region, Washington, DC.   We are proud to be a safety net health care provider that offers a range of medical and surgical tertiary services that allows our citizens to remain in the area for care.  We are the second highest volume center in the world-renowned Maryland Shock Trauma System.  Our comprehensive emergency services are supported by all the major medical and surgical specialties.  Complex obstetrics and neonatal intensive care services allow exposure to this challenging patient population as well.

The population that we serve includes both the wealthiest and the poorest of the metropolitan areas residents.  We are known for having the fewest barriers to patient access of any hospital in our region.  Because this is a major access point for international visitors, we frequently have patients with conditions that are not usually found in the northeastern US.  And we are a training site for medical and technical programs from colleges and academic medical centers from the District of Columbia to Baltimore.

We have recently been able to upgrade much of our diagnostic technology because of support from our local and state governments and the University of Maryland Prince Georges Hospital Center Foundation.  We have acquired state of the art laboratory systems, new heart monitors and EKG over-read systems and, most recently, a complete radiology Picture Archival Communication System (PACS) to complement our totally digital medical imaging department.

But most of all we are known for our commitment to caring.  As a former county hospital, we have retained all the welcoming compassion of that tradition.  We have been able to correct a history of financial distress and are working with our state and county governments to implement a plan for long-term financial success.

This is an exciting time to be a part of the Prince George’s Hospital Center care community and our partners in the Dimensions Healthcare System.  I invite you to explore the wonderful training experience we offer in our very successful Internal Medicine and Family Medicine Residency Programs.


Frank Ehrlich, MD. FACS.

Designated Institutional Official.


Where we call home

Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States. The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and the District is therefore not a part of any U.S. state.  The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district and the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia; in 1871, it created a single municipal government for the remaining portion of the District.

Washington, D.C., had an estimated population of 658,893 in 2014, the 22nd-most populous city in the United States. Commuters from the surrounding Maryland and Virginia suburbs raise the city's population to more than one million during the workweek. The Washington metropolitan area, of which the District is a part, has a population of 5.8 million, the seventh-largest metropolitan statistical area in the country.  According to 2013 U.S. Census Bureau data, the population of Washington, D.C., was 49.5% Black or African American, 43.4% White (35.8% non-Hispanic White), 3.9% Asian, and 0.7% Native American Indian, Alaskan, Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander. Individuals from two or more races made up 2.6% of the population. Hispanics of any race made up 10.1% of the District's population.  Researchers found that there were 4,822 same-sex couples in the District of Columbia in 2010; about 2% of total households. 95 Legislation authorizing same-sex marriage passed in 2009 and the District began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in March 2010.

Spring and fall are warm, while winter is chilly with annual snowfall averaging 15.5 inches (39 cm). Winter temperatures average around 38 °F (3.3 °C) from mid-December to mid-ebruary.  Summers are hot and humid with a July daily average of 79.8 °F (26.6 °C) and average daily relative humidity around 66%, which can cause moderate personal discomfort.  During a typical year, the city averages about 37 days at or above 90 °F (32.2 °C) and 64 nights at or below freezing.

The Washington Greater Metropolitan Area offers virtually unlimited access to Culture, Sports and the Arts.  From the Smithsonian Institution, National Gallery of the Arts, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to professional sports teams from every major league, you will find fulfilling and fun life experiences.  A short drive to Annapolis, the capital of Maryland and a early American seaport town, opens to the Chesapeake Bay and all the water-related activities you could want.  Running, Hiking and Biking trails abound throughout the area.  In short, choosing how best to utilize your free time may be as challenging as the professional training of the Residency.