We prepare resident physicians to become leaders in the practice of comprehensive, compassionate family medicine. We work to improve access to health care in Southeastern Washington and Northeastern Oregon.
Our goal is to get to know you, care for you and ease your way. A residency program like ours exposes resident physicians to the care of hospitalized and clinic patients, under the direct supervision of senior physicians.
Our residents are able to gain valuable training and experience as they offer you a broad spectrum of care including, but not limited to:
- Newborn care
- Women’s health
Our clinic is set up in four pod teams. Each team is named by season: Winter, Spring, Summer, and Autumn. Each teams includes:
- Six resident physicians
- One to two faculty physicians
- One shared nurse practitioner
- A behavior health psychologist
- A registered nurse
- Multiple medical assistants
- A referral coordinator
- Front desk staff
These are the people who work together every day to make sure your concerns are taken care of and that you get the care you need. Our team system allows consistency when you call with a question or problem. You will be directed to the same care team every time you come in. You may see a different provider on your team if your primary care provider is busy. Each provider will still have the same access to your information.
If your resident provider is not in the Kadlec Family Medicine Residency clinic to care for you, it is because he or she is at the hospital or in the community learning other areas of medicine, often referred as being on “rotation.”
After completing four to six years of undergraduate education and four years of medical school, a three-year residency provides doctors with advanced training in specialty fields such as family medicine.
Since the residency program started in July 2015, the Kadlec Family Medicine Residency clinic has had outstanding graduates from medical schools across the country. Every year, the residency program receives hundreds of applications from new graduates interested in completing their residency at our clinic. Only eight are accepted after a rigorous interview process.