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.
For additional questions, please email our program coordinators:
- Nicole Austin, Family Medicine Residency Program Manager - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Erin Dickerson, Internal Medicine Residency Program Manager - email@example.com
- 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?
- 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 Erin Dickerson for Internal Medicine Residency program.
- Can you provide me with information about what it's like to live in the area?
Trios Health is located in Kennewick, Washington. Kennewick, along with Pasco and Richland, make up the Tri-Cities. Although they are three separate cities, they flow together so it is not uncommon to live in Richland, but work in Kennewick. 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.
Please review the flyers attached below that show you more information about our area:
Visit Tri-Cities Community Facts Flyer
TRIDEC- Tri-Cities Economy/Housing Information Flyer
- What do you alumni do after residency?
Family Medicine Graduates: The majority become practicing family medicine doctors, while some have pursued fellowship programs, including emergency medicine.
Internal Medicine Graduates: Many become hospitalists or pursue outpatient internal medicine. Every year, some will also pursue fellowships. Fellowships in the past have included endocrinology, critical care/pulmonology, neurology, infectious disease, emergency medicine, gastroenterology, and hospice/palliative medicine.