Kadlec welcomes third class of family medicine residents

For Immediate Release                                          Date:  July 17, 2017

Kadlec Welcomes Third Class of Family Medicine Residents
Kadlec Family Medicine Residency Expands by Six Physicians

Richland, Wash. – Two years ago, Kadlec’s Family Medicine Residency program welcomed its first class of six residents.  Six more joined last year and this month Kadlec welcomes its next class of six residents bringing the program to maturity with 18 total residents. The new resident physicians have begun their hospital and clinic rotations as they work towards finishing their medical program. The class are not students; they are doctors who have completed their medical schooling and are on the final stage of becoming an independent practicing family medicine physician - their three year residency. 

Kadlec Family Medicine Residency welcomes doctors Alissa Goodwin, Jake Harvey, Joshua Lum, Stanley Sachak, Thomas Sorensen, and Kyle Thomas.

The process of selecting the residents is lengthy and detailed.  Over 1000 applicants applied to fill the six spots for Kadlec’s 2017 class.  After an extensive interview process to ensure the providers and Kadlec matched in mission and vision, the candidates are submitted for selection.  When interviews are complete, the candidates and hospitals rank each other.  A national matching process occurs according to how each have ranked each other and the six residents are selected.

The goal is for both the student and the medical center providers to enjoy and learn during the process with the hope that the resident decides to stay in the community and practice after their three year residency is complete. 

The residents are helping to fill a backlog need of medical care for the community and have available appointments for new obstetric and pediatric patients.

Kadlec Family Medicine Residency moved into their new location this month at 940 Northgate Drive, Richland. Their phone number is (509) 942-2516.

For more information on Kadlec Family Medicine Residency, visit the website at www.kadlec.org/residency.

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About Kadlec

Kadlec is a not-for-profit health system serving residents in southeastern Washington and northeastern Oregon.  Founded in 1944, Kadlec has a rich heritage of offering vital health services to everyone who needs it, regardless of their ability to pay.  Kadlec has grown into a regional referral center providing primary and specialty care services for patients of all ages.  Flagship services include comprehensive cardiac care, neurosurgery and neurology, neonatal and pediatrics, rural and emergency medicine.  Kadlec provides rural telehealth services in partnership with clinics and hospitals in southeast Washington and northeast Oregon. Today, more than 3,500 employees work at Kadlec in the main hospital, or in primary and specialty care physician clinics throughout the region.  In June, 2014, Kadlec affiliated with Providence Health & Services, now Providence St. Joseph Health, a not-for-profit health system comprised of 50 hospitals in seven states. Kadlec has joined a secular, non-religious division of Providence, sharing service-driven missions around providing care to those in need. For more information, visit www.kadlec.org.


By: Nikki Ostergaard, Communication Manager - Published on July 17, 2017