Living in the Mid-Atlantic States

About the area

The Kaiser Permanente Internal Medicine Residency Program is based in Gaithersburg and Silver Spring, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC. This unique geographic position offers a perfect balance of city living with suburban dwelling fit for singles, couples, or families.

Mid-Atlantic highlights

  • Named the 3rd most ethnically diverse city by WalletHub in 2022 and Fortune Well’s 7th best place to live for families, Gaithersburg has a welcoming global community that will make you feel right at home.
  • This area is also a foodie’s delight. The DC metro region is a melting pot of cultures that offers an excellent dining scene for an adventurous palate. Enjoy a Korean bulgogi for lunch while scouting Ethiopian injeras for dinner.

    If you’re feeling fancy, downtown DC is easily accessible via the Metro or a quick 30-minute drive. Try Michelin-rated options such as Pineapple and Pearls or Minibar by José Andrés.
  • At Kaiser Permanente, we pride ourselves in being an active workforce. There are countless recreational activities in the region, including kayaking, hiking, biking, and skiing. There are also miles and miles of running trails.

    Seneca Creek State Park is just around the corner; Liberty Mountain resort has nice slopes for your winter fun; or head over to the C&O Canal if you feel like cycling across three states while taking in scenic views of the Great Falls that separate Maryland and Virginia.
  • The National Capital Area has easy access to the Smithsonian museums in DC for your arts and creativity fix. You can also take a leisurely stroll and admire the history and architecture of the monuments surrounding the National Mall. The best part? Most of these are admission-free.
  • There are also plenty of concert venues and performing arts theaters in the area. The Kennedy Center hosts world-class performances in every genre of the arts; laugh out loud at the comedy stand-ups at the Strathmore; the Fillmore in Silver Spring hosts music concerts ranging from punk to rock. 

    Alternatively, for a more low-key music experience, you can sit in Crown or Rio in Gaithersburg, or stop by Rockville Town Center for their summer concert series while enjoying fried ice cream.
  • In short, Gaithersburg is a diverse and vibrant community where you can enjoy a cosmopolitan vibe in a tranquil space to train, live, and thrive..

Each of these distinct areas offers many attractions and points of interest to enjoy. As you progress through your residency, be sure to explore the world-class arts and culture venues, professional sports leagues, and burgeoning dining scene found in the Mid-Atlantic region.

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What our residents have to say

My co-residents are pretty cool people. Once life gets back to normal, DC is a fantastic place to live, and I imagine our “wellness activities” will be next level.

Daniel Tadeo, MD

Maryland is a diverse state, so it’s great for both exposure to social determinants and maintaining work-life balance.

Crystal Xue, MD