What we do

We manage a targeted portfolio of high-impact military health research. Through our interdisciplinary centers and departmentally-based research programs, the School of Medicine spans the range of scientific endeavor from molecular biology to global health. We are committed to solving the most pressing health challenges facing the U.S. Department of Defense and the Military Health System while educating world class biomedical researchers and clinician scientists.

Reporting Violations

A Message from NCC Executive Director, CAPT Jerri Curtis, MC, USN (Ret)

We strive to provide an atmosphere where trainees can voice concerns or make recommendations about their training experience privately and without fear of retribution or retaliation. In most cases this can be effectively accomplished by communicating with the program director, faculty, chief resident, or one of the Directors for Medical Education. I too, am available if you wish to speak directly with me. However, I recognize that in some instances a person may desire a greater sense of privacy which they believe could not be achieved via the normal route, particularly if the nature of the issue involves one or more of the aforementioned parties. To this end, I have instituted two additional mechanisms for trainees to report problems or concerns.

The first alternate mechanism is to contact the NCC Trainee Ombudsman, a neutral third party skilled in assisting trainees with resolving issues or problems and recommending appropriate resources. This individual is not in the military chain of command or associated with any particular training program. To set up an appointment the NCC Trainee Ombudsman can be reached at (301) 319-0709 Monday through Friday, 0700 - 1530.

The second option is to utilize our new electronic reporting system called the NCC Trainee Helpline which allows reporting via computer or telephone. The system is maintained and operated by EthicsPoint, a company dedicated to providing a safe reporting environment for institutions of higher learning, health care facilities, and public corporations. The NCC Trainee Helpline provides trainees the ability to electronically send information to me at their convenience, day or night without scheduling an appointment. Additionally, I or the Ombudsman can follow up and provide feedback through a confidential password-protected email account established and maintained by Ethics Point. Any trainee opting to use the NCC Trainee Helpline could elect to remain anonymous. The NCC has purchased this system primarily for the security it would provide users who desire this level of privacy.

Your input is essential in supporting a positive and ethical organizational culture throughout the NCC. Please know that when you use the NCC Trainee Helpline, you can report misconduct that you observe, or gain clarity on whether or not something is cause for concern. Further, we welcome your feedback and suggestions pertaining to areas where we can improve. All questions, allegations, and suggestions will be reviewed and responded to in a timely and appropriate manner. If you have any questions about the NCC Trainee Helpline going forward, please contact Mr. Jeremy Nelson at (301) 319-0709.

Filing a report

At the link below, you will be directed to a page with a list of possible issues from which you can select to assist in describing and communicating your issue.

Complete the report, providing information about the incident or situation including

  • Who: Persons engaged in the incident, including titles
  • What: Incidents specifically occurred
  • Where: Location of the incident
  • When: Time and duration of the incident

You will be asked to create a password. The EthicsPoint system will generate a unique code called a "Report Key." Write them both down and keep them in a safe place. You will need them to follow-up later, or if you ever want to review or amend your report.

NCC Trainee Helpline

REMEMBER: Once you leave this page you are entering a secure site hosted by EthicsPoint, an independent agency that is not part of the NCC or USU website or intranet.

Physician Training Verification

The National Capital Consortium (NCC) verifies training for physicians who participated in internship, residency and fellowship programs at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, and Uniformed Services University (USU) after 1 August 2011, and physician training conducted at USU and the now closed Walter Reed Army Medical Center, National Naval Medical Center, and the Malcolm Grow USAF Medical Center between 1 July 1996 and 30 July 2011.

National Capital Consortium

For physician training completed at National Capital Consortium member institutions after July 1, 1996, send us the following information via mail or email. Please allow 7-10 business days for a response.


Uniformed Services University
F Edward H├ębert School of Medicine
Department of Graduate Medical Education
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814


For questions or more information, contact ncctrng@usuhs.edu

Walter Reed Army Medical Center or National Naval Medical Center

To verify training completed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center or National Naval Medical Center prior to June 30, 1996, visit Walter Reed or Walter Reed or National Naval Verification or contact

Amaris Thurston

(301) 400-3995

Malcolm Grow Medical Center

To verify training completed at Malcolm Grow Medical Center, Andrews Air Force Base, contact

Ms. Brenda Reed - (618) 256-7874

Ms. Janet Berry - (240) 857-8812

Forms & Instructions

Forms and Instructions are located on the Medhub site 

NCC Policies and Training Agreement