Social Responsibility

The Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States Internal Medicine Residency Program is committed to recruiting, training, and retaining physicians that reflect the increasingly diverse patient population in Montgomery County, Maryland.​

We believe diversity is vital to the trainee experience, but also critical for eliminating health care disparities. We are proud of the diversity reflected in our program leadership, faculty, and administrative personnel, and our residents are proud of their diverse backgrounds.

Social outreach activities

In our residency program, residents have the opportunity to participate in social outreach within the local community. We are closely tied with the Kaiser Permanente Community Benefits and we share the same passion for advocating social justice and addressing equity and inclusion for our patient population. Some of the events we have partnered with are the annual KP Pride Parade in Washington, DC and collection and distribution of school supplies for Montgomery County Public Schools.

Residency at Holy Cross Free Health Clinic

Our residents serve as physicians with attending supervision in the Holy Cross Free Health Clinic in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Here the residents care for uninsured patients, learn about social determinants of health, and provide care for their health conditions and much needed medicines for chronic medical diseases. They can also help patients access resources in the community as needed.

Equity, inclusion, and diversity curriculum

The Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States Internal Medicine Residency Program has a robust equity, inclusion, and diversity curriculum led by the core faculty. It partners with the EID committee at Kaiser Permanente, which hosts regular meetings and activities such as discussion groups that include both residents and physician participants. The curriculum includes training in unconscious bias with a focus on health disparities, social determinants of health, structural inequities, and the advocacy skills to tackle these issues.
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Dr. Mehta, Nephrology