Help build the future of medicine

Learn to practice medicine in a residency program built on innovation

Kaiser Permanente has been defining the future of medicine for nearly 75 years—and we want you to be a part of a new generation of doctors who will challenge the health care status quo. Start your journey by applying to join our amazing cohort of resilient, compassionate, and inspiring residents at the Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States Internal Medicine Residency Program.

The mission of this three-year program is to train highly competent and compassionate physicians to practice internal medicine in a patient-centered, integrated health system that serves a very diverse population. You will learn in a technology-enabled environment that will put you at the forefront of clinical advancements and ground-breaking research—and that will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead health care into the future.

The Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States Internal Medicine Residency Program has an innovative and education-focused curriculum that puts strong emphasis on training to produce competent and resilient physicians. We use an innovative hybrid 4+2 and 2+2 block schedule, which provides a 50:50 inpatient and outpatient experience.

Wondering what life is like at the Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States Internal Medicine Residency Program?

Check out a day in the life of first year resident, Sushmita Malik, MD

Watch one of our first year residents, Sushmita Malik, MD, as she walks you through her day of engaging with patients, academics, physician coaching, a birthday celebration, and more. You’ll see why our learner-centered model provides a unique environment through strong partnerships between residents and faculty.

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Follow the full 3-year journey of first year resident, Daniel Tadeo, MD

Join our third year resident, Daniel Tadeo, MD, as he shares his experience in our residency program. This is an ongoing story told over multiple episodes.

Stay tuned and be sure to check in to see how Daniel’s doing.

The principles of our program

Commitment to excellence

Our residency program offers a premier learning environment that balances both inpatient and outpatient training for a more comprehensive educational experience. Residents will be taught and mentored by members of the highly selective Mid-Atlantic States Permanente Medical Group, one of the top medical groups in the country that has achieved recognition for quality

Learner-centered model

You will get to learn in an educational setting where your training and education are the primary focus. Our faculty have the time to truly dedicate themselves to teaching, so they can provide the personalized attention each resident needs to build a solid foundation of medical knowledge. Mentors are also assigned to each resident upon matriculation, and are readily available to provide support and guidance. 

Focus on patients ​

Our program will provide outstanding training that aligns with the values of patient-centered care, including respect for patient preferences, emotional support, and care continuity. Our integrated system—which combines quality health care with an award-winning health plan—streamlines operations for our doctors, relieving them of unnecessary administrative tasks. This allows our physicians and residents to keep the focus on our patients’ care in order to deliver the best possible outcomes.

What our residents have to say

I chose Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States because of its ample time given to outpatient training, and because I was looking for the kind of mentoring that often comes with new programs.

After spending some time here, I now have many more reasons confirming that I made a great choice. The administrators care about us as family, and are highly responsive. No matter which field you are interested in, the setup at Kaiser Permanente ensures that you learn from attendings who are working to the top of their licenses, and who provide intensive mentoring.

Crystal Xue, MD, PGY-3

I had an opportunity to experience Kaiser Permanente’s health system as a third-year medical student. I truly appreciated the commitment to developing patient-centered health care that is excellent and efficient. When I heard that there was a new internal medicine residency opening up at Gaithersburg, MD, I knew right away that I want to be part of this organization.

The residency is whole-heartedly committed to our education, which is evident by a dedicated, purely uninterrupted, academic half-days. Being able to invite attendings from various sub-specialties and discuss essential topics is a real privilege.

Hoon Chang, MD, PGY-3