Welcome to Kadlec Family Medicine Residency Clinic

Our three-year Family Medicine Residency program offers a broad spectrum of training including but not limited to newborn care, pediatrics, women’s health, obstetrics, and geriatrics. We prepare resident physicians to become leaders in the practice of comprehensive, compassionate family medicine and to help improve access to health care in Southeastern Washington and Northeastern Oregon. To help facilitate our goal to know you, care for you, and ease your way, our clinic is set-up into four pod teams. Each team is named by season: Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn. Each team includes: six resident physicians, 1-2 faculty physicians, one shared nurse practitioner, behavior health psychologist, registered nurse, multiple medical assistants, referral coordinator, and front desk staff. These are the people who work together every day to make sure your concerns are taken care of and 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.

What is Residency?

For many, residency is the final stage of medical training for a resident physician. Once residency is completed, they are eligible to take their board certification test in a primary care or referral specialty. A residency program exposes resident physicians to the care of hospitalized and clinic patients, with direct supervision of senior physicians.

How does the Kadlec Family Medicine Residency program work?

Since the residency program started in July 2015, the Kadlec Family Medicine Residency clinic has had outstanding graduates from medical schools across the country attend the program. Every year, the residency program receives hundreds of applications from new graduates interested in completing their residency at our clinic. From the hundreds of applications, about 120 candidates are selected for an interview. The interview itself is comprehensive and is a two day process. Candidates are interviewed by physician faculty, resident physicians, and various other graduate medical educational personnel. Once the match process has concluded, eight positions are filled in our program each year. Residency training can be difficult for new doctors and for the patients too. Often patients feel as though the doctor is never available.

Here’s why:

  • During the first year of residency, resident physicians are available in the clinic for two half days a week to see their patients. The appointments are an hour long, transitioning into 40 minute appointments by the second half of their first year of training. This allows them to see around four patients per half day.
  • During the second year of residency, resident physicians are available in clinic for two half days a week to see their patients. The appointments are 40 minutes, transitioning to 30 minute appointments during the second half of their second year. This allows them to see around eight patients per half day.
  • During the third and final year of residency, resident physicians are available in clinic for three half days a week to see their patients. The appointments are 30 minutes, transitioning to 20 minutes for the last half of their last year. This allows to them to see ten patients per half day.

When 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 to as being on “rotation.”

How do doctors become doctors?

  • College:
  • Four to six years of undergraduate education at a college of choice and receive a Bachelor’s of Science or Arts degree
  • Medical School - Four years:
  • Study basic medical sciences during the first two years
  • Hands on experience with patients during the third and fourth years of medical school
  • Upon graduation, receive a medical degree, or Doctor of Osteopathic medical degree
  • Residency - Three additional years (Advanced training in family medicine):
  • After medical school graduation, physicians further their education and experience through a residency in specialty fields such as family medicine, OB/GYN, internal medicine or surgery.

Contact Us

Kadlec Family Medicine Residency

940 Northgate Drive Richland, WA 99352
Monday-Friday:
  8 a.m.-5 p.m.