Residency Program Mission, Goals and Vision

Residency Mission

Our Mission is to prepare physicians to be leaders in the practice of comprehensive, compassionate family medicine of the highest quality and improve access of family medicine in Northeastern Oregon and Southeastern Washington.

Clinic Mission

  • Building Therapeutic Relationships
  • Making Complex Decisions
  • Broad Scope of Practice


Our goal is to graduate competent Family Physicians with personal and professional skills to practice Family Medicine who will continue to develop into master practitioners. Kadlec identifies master practitioners as family physicians who are leaders in role modeling self-care, influencing their community and provide cost effective, evidence based medical care to help their patients live healthful, productive lives.


  • Our program vision is to be nationally recognized for its leadership training, innovative approaches to resident education and patient care, and commitment to patient-centered, evidence-based, community-oriented family medicine. 
  • Provide a local source of “the best” Family Medicine for the Tri-Cities.
  • Develop Kadlec Family Medicine Residency trained practitioners that better understand and service the needs of rural communities.