Living in the
Mid-Atlantic States

About the area

The Mid-Atlantic States region is a dynamic, fast-growing area that consists of the Baltimore metro area, including Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford, and Howard Counties; the Washington, DC, metro area, including Frederick, Montgomery, and Prince George’s counties; and parts of Northern Virginia, including the City of Alexandria and Fairfax, Arlington, and Loudoun counties.

Mid-Atlantic highlights

  • Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States is clinically 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.
  • Named second-most diverse city in the nation by Wallet hub in 2019, Gaithersburg has a welcoming global community that will make you feel right at home. 40% of the population of Montgomery County, Maryland speak a language other than English. ​
  • This area is a foodie’s delight. Being a melting pot of cultures results in an excellent dining scene for an adventurous palate. One can enjoy a Korean bulgogi for lunch while scouting Ethiopian injeras for dinner. If you’re feeling fancy, downtown Washington, 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 3 states while taking in scenic views of the Great Falls that separate Maryland and Virginia.
  • As part of the National Capital Area, we have easy access to the Smithsonian museums in Washington, DC, for your arts and creativity fix. You can also just walk around and admire history and architecture by visiting the monuments surrounding the National Mall. The best part? Most of these are free.
  • Concert venues and performing arts theaters are plentiful throughout 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/Rio or Rockville Town Center for their summer concert series while enjoying fried ice cream.  
  • In short, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring, and Washington, DC, all offer diverse and vibrant communities 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

Crystal Xue, Resident

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 ensures that you learn from attendings who are working to the top of their licenses, and who provide intensive mentoring.

 

Syed Khalid, Resident

My experience at Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States so far has been nothing short of amazing. The diversity of pathology and clinical cases you will see here are immense—I have been shocked by the level of cases we have the privilege of managing in both in and outpatient contexts.

Before coming to Kaiser Permanente, I knew that they were leaders in quality, but I had no idea that it was a beautiful sympathy of evidence-based care delivered by dedicated and passionate providers and staff, cutting-edge technology, and a commitment to an excellent patient experience until I started.

 

 

What our residents have to say

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

Crystal Xue, MD

Syed Khalid, Resident

My experience at Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States so far has been nothing short of amazing. The diversity of pathology and clinical cases you will see here are immense—I have been shocked by the level of cases we have the privilege of managing in both in and outpatient contexts.

Before coming to Kaiser Permanente, I knew that they were leaders in quality, but I had no idea that it was a beautiful sympathy of evidence-based care delivered by dedicated and passionate providers and staff, cutting-edge technology, and a commitment to an excellent patient experience until I started.

 

 

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