Our Four Pillars

Clinical Care Excellence




What makes our program stand out?

Devoted faculty members

Our faculty members have diverse backgrounds and interests, are experienced in teaching, and practice clinically. They each have a demonstrated passion and dedicated commitment to the residency.

Our educational mission is primary

Our residency program prioritizes education over service. This means that time for education is protected. Patient care is educationally focused and with reasonable caseloads so that time can be dedicated to valuable discussion and learning. There is protected time for didactics during daily noon conferences and weekly academic half-day conferences.

Part of one of the nation’s leading health systems1

We are a singular residency program strongly supported by a national leader in medical care focused on preventive medicine and access to health care for all. The role of the primary care physician is the central part of our integrated, patient-centered system of care, and residents are trained as an integral part of their educational journey.

Block scheduling

Training at Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc. (KPMAS) features an innovative 2 week by 4 week “block” to ensure that inpatient and outpatient responsibilities do not conflict. Our trainees see patients in clinics, participate in inpatient training on the wards and ICU, treat urgently sick patients in our clinical decision units, care for geriatric and underserved patients, and rotate through core specialty experiences.

Leader in health informatics, quality, and population health

KPMAS has national recognition in chronic disease management and preventive health guidelines based on evidence-based medicine, clinical informatics, and peer-reviewed research.


1In the survey Best Health Insurance Companies for 2021 by Insure.com, Kaiser Permanente as a national enterprise is rated #1 overall among 15 companies. In the NCQA Commercial Health Plan Ratings 2021, our commercial plan is rated 5 out of 5, the highest rating in MD, VA, and DC. The 2019 Commission on Cancer, a program of the American College of Surgeons, granted Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation to the Kaiser Permanente cancer care program (extended through 2022). The Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group is the largest multispecialty medical group in the Washington, DC, and Baltimore areas and exclusively treats Kaiser Permanente members. Permanente doctors are recognized as Top Doctors in Northern Virginia Magazine (2022), Washingtonian magazine (2021), and Baltimore magazine (2021). According to NCQA’s Quality Compass® 2021, we’re rated 5 out of 5 in 29 measures, including: controlling blood pressure (heart disease), blood pressure control (140/90) (diabetes), glucose control, colorectal cancer screening, breast cancer screening, cervical cancer screening, childhood immunizations, prenatal check-ups, and postpartum care. Quality Compass is a registered trademark of the NCQA.