Below you will find answers to frequently asked questions regarding the Trios Medical Residency Program, including Applying/Interviewing for a Residency Position, Accreditation, Program-Related Questions, and Community Information.
- Do you have a minimum test score requirement for your program?
Our program directors like to review applications in their entirety. We currently do not set a minimum test score requirement. However, a strong academic background and higher test scores do improve your chances of being invited to interview.
- Do you accept applicants from international medical schools?
- Do you accept PGY-2 or PGY-3 transfer residents into your program?
This varies each year, depending on if we have an open position. Please contact the Graduate Medical Education Office.
- Do you give preferential treatment to students from medical schools in your area?
No, we have residents in our program who have graduated from a variety of medical schools. We do, however, sometimes attract applicants who have ties to Washington state or our area.
- Do you have housing available when interviewing?
We provide a list of housing options including local hotels, short stay options, as well as options to stay with current residents or medical students.
- Do you sponsor visas?
No, at this time we are unable to sponsor visas.
- Is your program accredited by the ACGME?
Yes, both family medicine and internal medicine are accredited by the ACGME.
- What is the call schedule like?
Residents do not take call while on inpatient internal medicine rotations (hospitalist/wards). Instead, residents have a rotation for doing admissions. Patients are admitted by residents on the "admitting team" to the floor academic teams. Residents do take after-hours calls periodically; however, this is only done when a resident is on an outpatient rotation and is shared amongst the residents. For specialty rotations, a resident may take call with their attending -- but the residency programs still follow all ACGME rules, including ensuring proper time off and breaks.
- Can I contact one of your current residents?
Yes. For the Family Medicine Residency program, please email Nikki Austin. For the Internal Medicine Residency program, please email Ashley Page. They can put you in touch with a resident to help answer some of your questions.
- Where can I review information about your rotations and training requirements?
Please visit the webpage which provides more information on our training schedule and didactics. If you would like to review our resident handbook, policies, or curriculum, please contact Nikki Austin for the Family Medicine Residency program and Ashley Page for Internal Medicine Residency program.
- Can you provide me with information about what it's like to live in the area?
Yes, please see the attached document and links below which tell you more about our area. Trios Health is predominately located in Kennewick, Washington (Tri-Cities includes the cities of Kennewick, Richland, and Pasco). Although they are three separate cities, they flow together—so it is not uncommon to live in Richland, but work in Kennewick for example. The Tri-Cities is an affordable place to live with a lot of outdoor recreational activities available. Our residents are also happy to answer questions about what it is like to live here.
Below are links to more information about the community and our organization in general:
Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce
Tri-Cities Regional Facts
- What do you alumni do after residency?
For both family medicine and internal medicine residency programs, graduating residents have pursued the following:
- Family Medicine Graduates: The majority become practicing family medicine doctors, while some have pursued fellowship programs, including emergency medicine.
- Internal Medicine Graduates: The majority either become hospitalists or pursue a fellowship. Every year, a few will also pursue outpatient internal medicine. Fellowships in the past have included endocrinology, critical care/neuro, emergency medicine, geriatrics, and palliative medicine.