Our program is designed to provide the training and experience necessary to prepare residents to practice medicine in a variety of settings. This includes pursuing a fellowship for more specialized training, or beginning your career in a primary care, hospital, university, or public health setting. Our residents receive training geared toward practicing primary care in communities of need, so another option to consider after completing your residency is to provide primary care in underserved communities where there is a gap in such care. ​

For the list of our graduates and where they went, please visit the “Past Residents” link.

We offer our residents the opportunity to learn in a culture of support and coordinated care, and work on a care team alongside our award-winning physicians and research scientists from the Mid-Atlantic States region. This will help you to develop your leadership skills and to become an integral part of our multidisciplinary teams. Residents will receive exposure to both primary care physicians who offer innovative preventive care strategies and highly skilled specialists, typically under the same roof. Our physicians are able to make care delivery decisions without spending precious time seeking authorizations from outside insurance companies—which places our patients at the center of the care strategy. Kaiser Permanente is also known for its strong social purpose, innovation, and team-oriented culture.

Many of our residents stay with Kaiser Permanente after graduation. Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States is always seeking the most qualified candidates who are compatible with our organizational culture and aligned with our mission to provide high-quality care to our members during each and every encounter. ​

Yes. We accept ECFMG-qualified applications via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). We are unable to sponsor J1/H1 visas at this time.

Our program allows residents to practice in an integrated patient-centered environment with some of this country’s most talented and experienced physicians, who are excited to share their expertise with our residents. Unlike other programs, in this education-focused (rather than service-focused) program, we emphasize strong training to produce highly competent future physicians who will bring their passion to providing high-quality, patient-centered care to the community. Furthermore, we believe that our emphasis on ambulatory care training acknowledges the ongoing transformation in care delivery from hospital to outpatient settings.

Our program expands requirements for ambulatory aspects of primary care, including all major specialties. In addition, we’ve been able to model some aspects of our program on similar Kaiser Permanente programs in other regions. Because our program is relatively new in comparison to other Kaiser Permanente residency programs, we will also ask residents for their feedback to continuously enhance the value for our residents and the care we provide to our patients.

Each class will include 6 residents. At full capacity, we will welcome 18 total residents per year, with 6 in each class. ​ ​

Kaiser Permanente has over 800,000 members in the Mid-Atlantic States. We serve a highly diverse population with members of all ages, educational backgrounds, incomes, and ethnicities.


We have a diverse patient population, with members who are employed at large companies as well as small businesses. We serve Medicare and Medicaid populations along with members who’ve obtained coverage individually. ​

Many of our providers speak other languages. With the diverse population in the Washington, DC area, your language skills will be a valuable asset to serve our patients and their families.

There is an abundance of research opportunities available to residents, including opportunities to improve patient care. Residents participating in our program are pleasantly surprised at the range of possibilities for research projects. Please visit the Research​ section of our website to read more about opportunities.