Before any physician is hired at the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, he or she must first undergo a rigorous screening process. Physicians are board certified or have to earn board certification within a limited period of time after joining the medical group. This means they have had additional training in their specialty and successfully completed a medical specialty exam. Their performance is then constantly monitored and evaluated. From patient satisfaction surveys to clinical quality, that data informs who stays, who receives support and training, and who is asked to leave the group. In addition, all physicians go through a review process every two to three years to verify that their credentials, including license and board certification, are up-to-date.
The Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group has become an employer of choice for top-notch physicians. It offers a system of prevention in health care, a coordinated approach to disease management, all the expertise needed to tackle complex, high-acuity care, and an invaluable contribution to medical advancement through research.