As a long time faculty member at Harvard Medical School, Doctor Sharp trains first and second year students how to make their initial interactions with patients more meaningful. His teaching style is integrative: Doctor Sharp shares stories and observations from his clinical experience and brings former patients into the classroom to illustrate his points about the doctor/patient relationship and the psychiatrist/patient dynamic. At the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, Doctor Sharp teaches third year students about the principles of doctoring.
He has won numerous awards from students for his teaching, and received national recognition from the American Psychiatric Association. Doctor Sharp is a member of the Academy of Medical Educators at Harvard. He participated in the redesign of its Medical School’s New Pathway medical curriculum, launched in 2016 and also works actively on programs with the Dean for External Education there.