ABOUT THE NATIONAL CAPITAL CONSORTIUM

The National Capital Consortium (NCC) is the sponsoring institution for all military Graduate Medical Education programs in the National Capital Region (Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C) and is the largest GME sponsor for the Military Health System, educating physicians, dentists, and other healthcare professionals who care for soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines of all ages, and their families. 

The NCC includes USU and WRNMMC, as well as the Malcolm Grow Medical Clinics & Surgery Center, Joint Base Andrews, MD, and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Fort Belvoir, VA. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is in immediate proximity to the Bethesda campus, and numerous reciprocal clinical and educational opportunities are available to fellows.

Currently the NCC sponsors 66 programs with ~700 trainees. All programs and the institution are fully accredited. For the last academic year, the NCC had a 98% Board Certification pass rate for first time board takers. In addition, the 528 key clinical faculty had 431 publications, 1127 conference presentations and 144 book chapters published. The residents/fellows had 188 publications; 826 conference presentations and 42 book chapters published.


Mission

The National Capital Consortium, through the Office of the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education provides a robust scholarly environment and a dedication to excellence in both education and healthcare, to enhance the field of military medicine. We adamantly support opportunities to work and learn in a diverse and inclusive environment that builds upon the contributions of everyone.

Vision

We aim to be our nation’s preeminent institution for educating and generating physicians, dentists, and other health care professionals to care for soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines of all ages, and their families.

Goals

Enhance all NCC programs by:

  • Improving 1st time Board Pass Rates for NCC GME programs below 80%
  • Incorporating DEI principles into the academic curriculum of all programs
  • Achieving >95% resident satisfaction on the ACGME Resident Survey
  • Achieving 100% resident compliance with clinical and educational work hour rules

700

trainees

66

residency and fellowship programs

98%

Board Certification pass rate for first time board takers

500+

faculty

What We Do

At the NCC, our military physician trainees are pursuing careers in various medical and surgical specialties, utilizing state-of-the-art technology and science-based medicine. They are dedicated in their quest to become highly skilled, board-certified surgeons prepared to care for our service men and women both at home and abroad in the patriotic defense of our Nation and our Nation’s interests.

 

Residency and Fellowship Programs

NCC faculty leaders have years of experience in health care delivery, scientific research, advancements in medicine, and an understanding of the unique population that includes Active Duty service members, Guard and Reserve, family members, and retirees, thus giving physician trainees a more unique perspective on military medicine before they begin their specialty practice.

 

Resources

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Eric Elster
Anne Swap

ERIC A. ELSTER, MD

FACS, FRCSENG (HON.)

DEAN, F. EDWARD HÉBERT SCHOOL OF MEDICINE  USUHS

CO-CHAIR, NCC BOARD OF DIRECTORS

REAR ADMIRAL ANNE M. SWAP

DIRECTOR, NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION MARKET, DEFENSE HEALTH AGENCY

CO-CHAIR, NCC BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

CAPT FELIX A. (DREW) BIGBY
COLONEL KATHLEEN SPANGLER
COLONEL ROBERT CORBY

CAPT FELIX A. (DREW) BIGBY

INTERIM DIRECTOR, WALTER REED

NATIONAL MILITARY MEDICAL CENTER

COLONEL KATHLEEN SPANGLER

DIRECTOR, FORT BELVOIR COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

COLONEL ROBERT CORBY

DIRECTOR, 316TH MEDICAL GROUP

 

Administrative Office

Dr. Jerri Curtis

 

Jerri Curtis, CAPT, MC, USN (Ret), Executive Director & DIO, NCC,

Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, School of Medicine, USU

Barton "Butch" Welbourn, DDS, CAPT, DC, USN(Ret), Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education, USU, Deputy Director, NCC
Stephenye Tyler, MS, FACHE, Supervisory, Program Support Specialist, USU & Compliance Officer, NCC
 

Executive Committee

Jerri Curtis, CAPT, MC, USN (Ret), Designated Institutional Official, Executive Director
Barton "Butch" Welbourn, DDS, CAPT, DC, USN(Ret), Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education, USU, Deputy Director, NCC
Robert E. Manaker, MD, Chief, Graduate Medical Education, FBCH