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National Capital Consortium

Location: National Capital Consortium, Washington D.C.

Military Hospitals and Clinics: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), Alexander T. Augusta Military Medical Center (ATAMMC), Malcolm Grow Medical Clinics and Surgery Center (MGMCS)

Number of Graduate Medical Education programs: WRNMMC = 51; ATAMMC = 2

Number of Graduate Allied Health Education programs: WRNMMC = 16; ATAMMC = 2; MGMCSC= 3

Total number of Residents/Fellows: WRNMMC = 601; ATAMMC =53; MGMCSC =15

Number of inpatient beds: WRNMMC =170; ATAMMC =130; MGMCSC = 0

Major inpatient clinical services: 

  • WRNMMC: Medicine, Surgical services, neurology, pediatrics, critical care, emergency medicine, psychiatry, gynecologic surgical services and neuropsychiatry, SICU, MICU, NICU, PICU.
  • ATAMMC: ICU, Medical-Surgical Wards, Inpatient Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Maternal-Infant (to include a Special Care Nursery)

Number of Operating Rooms: WRNMMC =21; ATAMMC =10; MGMCSC = 4

Our Programs

About Us

The National Capital Consortium (NCC) is comprised of three-member hospitals, the National Capital Region Network, and the Uniformed Services University F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine. The NCC is governed by a Board of Directors that is made up of the Directors of the three hospitals, the Dean of the School of Medicine, and the NCR Network Director. The member hospitals are Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, Alexander T. Augusta Military Medical Center, Fort Belvoir, Virginia and the Malcolm Grow Medical Clinics & Surgery Center, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. The NCC functions as the sponsoring institution for military graduate medical education programs in the National Capital Area. Currently the NCC sponsors 62 programs with approximately 700 trainees. All programs and the institution are fully accredited. For the last academic year, the NCC had a 96.8% Board Certification pass rate for first time board takers. In addition, the 528 key clinical faculty had 431 publications, 1,127 conference presentations and 144 book chapters published. The residents/fellows had 188 publications; 826 conference presentations and 42 book chapters published.

The NCC provides a robust scholarly environment and a dedication to excellence in both education and health care that will enhance the field of military medicine. The NCC is dedicated to instilling in our trainees the ethical values and standards expected for those devoting their lives to public service. The NCC adamantly supports the opportunity to work and learn in a diverse and inclusive environment that builds upon the contributions of everyone that is not just a privilege but a right. The NCC, by providing leadership, resources and oversight, complies with the ACGME Institutional Requirements and ensures that Consortium-sponsored programs comply with the ACGME (and other accreditation bodies) program requirements. In support of our mission, the NCC strives to maintain full accreditation for all of our training programs regardless of their accrediting agency.

The NCR is a hotbed of internationally-recognized medical training and research facilities, such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), MedStar Healthcare systems, INOVA Fairfax, the University of Maryland, Baltimore Shock Trauma Center, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington Hospital Center, George Washington University and Johns Hopkins that provide unique opportunities for rotations and collaboration to further enhance our trainees’ experiences.

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

WRNNMC came to being upon the merger of Walter Reed Army Medical Center (established in 1909), and the National Naval Medical Center. The legacy of the hospital stands as a testament to over a century of exceptional medical service, research, and education. As the nation's largest joint military medical center, it has been at the forefront of pioneering research, fostering medical advancements, and cultivating the next generation of military health care professionals. Its rich history is steeped in groundbreaking medical discoveries that have had a profound impact on global health. The Center's prominence extends beyond the military sphere as it is famously known as "The President's Hospital", serving U.S. Presidents and their families. Our esteemed institution embodies a commitment to excellence, innovation and the highest standards of patient care, living up to its motto of providing "Simply the best care... anywhere!"

Alexander T. Augusta Military Medical Center

Our priority at ATAMMC is to provide safe, quality and compassionate care to our nation’s heroes — for whom this state-of-the-art hospital was built. From our warfighters, to our spouses and children back home, to our retirees, we are one team dedicated to ensuring all our nation’s heroes receive world-class medical care in a Culture of Excellence.

Malcolm Grow Medical Clinics and Surgery Center

The MGMCSC accomplishes its mission providing Trusted Care, while supporting readiness here and around the world with support from Guardsman and Reservists in addition to nearly 1,500 active duty military and civilian employees. These individuals’ collective efforts deliver quality health care to more than 455,000 beneficiaries in the National Capital Region.


The mission of the NCC is to educate and generate physicians, dentists, and other health care professionals to care for soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines of all ages, and their families. Through their diverse training, become the premiere platform of expert clinicians trained in the scope of practice required to support the health care needs of military operational forces and humanitarian missions.


To be the number one choice for military medical trainees and be recognized as the premier leader in developing expert physician-leaders, health care professionals, and scholars who improve military medical readiness.


  • Integrity & Trust
  • Quality
  • Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Respect
  • Patient-Focus
  • Competence & Professionalism
  • Trainee Wellness
  • Professionalism


Develop Expertise

Equip graduates with the advanced knowledge and clinical skills to excel in their chosen medical, dental, and other allied health fields.

Enhance Military Medical Readiness

Ensure graduates possess the specific skills and understanding required to effectively support the unique needs of the service members, military commanders, and military organizations.

Cultivate Physician-Leaders

Foster leadership qualities within graduates, preparing them to navigate complex health care and military environments, and contribute to the advancement of military medicine.

Hone Critical Thinking Skills

Equip graduates with the ability to analyze situations, solve problems effectively, and make sound clinical decisions in dynamic and often challenging military medical environments.

Great Outcomes

Lead the enterprise in health, wellness, and readiness.

Patient Experience

Reduce barriers to point of care and execute patient-centered decision making.

Staff Fulfillment and Workforce Development

Focus on recruitment, retention, training, and development and increase staff feelings of value and appreciation.

Education and Research

Align education and research programs with the needs of DHA, the Services, and our beneficiaries.

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