Physician Career Journey

The power of Permanente Medicine makes us the best place to work and the best place to get care. Our unique Physician Journey is what sets us apart. With patient care at the center of every decision, our talented Permanente physicians work together across 60+ specialties to deliver the best care in the nation to our patients. We invest in research, technology, and robust professional development and wellness programming to create fulfilling, meaningful, sustainable careers for our physicians and staff.

As a physician at Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group (MAPMG), you are provided the tools to grow your career at any stage in your practice journey. Let’s break it down.
  • ENCULTURATE – YEAR 0-1. We invest in resources to support physicians from the moment you make the decision to activate your career with MAPMG.
  • ENGAGE – YEARS 1-3. Get involved in the community! When you join MAPMG, you join a community of mission-driven, medically excellent, innovative, and compassionate physicians.
  • ENERGIZE – YEARS 3+. We tailor career growth to your unique goals to help you sustain challenge and fulfillment in your day-to-day practice.
  • CELEBRATE – CAREER LEGACY. After a long, dedicated career with MAPMG, you deserve to be supported and celebrated as you embark on the next phase of your life.
Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group is committed to your Professional Development & Wellness.

We are as invested in your health and wellbeing as you are in your patient’s. We provide numerous opportunities for MAPMG physicians to choose from to discover your best self and thrive – personally, physically, and professionally.

  • Annual Wellness Weekend and Destination Wellness Retreats

  • Colleague communities focused on culinary, fitness and sports, music and arts, and more

  • Physician peer support to help you thrive through career challenges and growth

  • Dedicated ergonomist ensuring comfortability in your work environment

  • Work/life benefits including concierge services, child and elder care support, and wellness apps

  • Certified coaches to support you in achieving your personal and professional goals

  • Transformational 3 Day Communication Skills Retreat

  • Development programs that propel your leadership journey

Career Reflections

After working in an emergency room, Nidhi Malik, MD, joined the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group. She reflects on her 30 years with the medical group and explains why she still thinks this is one of the best decisions you can make as a physician. 

Physician testimonials

"It hasn't been hard to keep going for 30 years because it's really gone so fast. Every day has been full of new challenges and interesting things. I am still learning every single day, learning from my patients, learning from colleagues, learning from the people around me."
Karin Dodge, MD
Internal Medicine, Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group
"MAPMG has allowed me the opportunity to reinvent myself over and over again, and has provided me with the tools to do so."
Ainsley MacLean, MD
Radiology, Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group
"You will not find a more caring, intellectual, or collegial group of physicians. The way my colleagues think about delivering care often makes me feel lucky to just be in the room."
Ameya Kulkarni, MD Cardiology, Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group
"Our health care model allows me to focus on taking care of patients in the best way possible without distractions of RVUs or reimbursement. I also love how I’ve expanded my career beyond clinical practice into other passions of mine, physician education and communication."
Carolyn Gorman, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group
"Beyond what I imagined for myself when I started as a Permanente Physician, I have felt supported, listened to and invested in as a provider and now as a leader."
Tekeema Dixon, MD
Pediatrics, Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group
"MAPMG provides a supportive, caring, and harmonious atmosphere that allows you to be innovative and creative. I always feel respected and encouraged to bring my authentic self to work every day!"
Asha Patton-Smith, MD
Child and Adolescent PsychiatryMid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group
"Joining MAPMG is one of the best career decisions I have ever made. The colleagues I work with are simply amazing and I feel lucky to be part of this healthcare family."
Troy Baker, DO
Allergy, Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group