Anesthesiology Residency Program:
National Capital Consortium- WRNMMC



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Program Website: WRNMMC GME Programs

Program Director: CDR Andy Cronin

Associate Program Directors:   MAJ(P) Sara Wilson (USA),  MAJ Patrick Coleman (USAF), LCDR Andrew Syski (USN)

Program Coordinator: Ms. Thorell (Penny) Jordan ( )

From the Program: 

Our goals are for every graduate to:

  • Develop into respected, competent, and sought after anesthesiologists

  • Achieve one's best board scores

  • Contribute beyond the Department level

Introduction to the WRNMMC Anesthesiology Residency Experience

Class size: 17 residents/year (9 Army/6 Navy/2 Air Force)

Program Overview and Highlights:

  • PGY2 year all rotations are at WRNMMC, with didactics every morning and every Thursday afternoon

  • PGY3 and PGY4 years have half of their rotations at WRNMMC and half at outside sites
  • Variety of experience throughout the hospital, ranging from the Operating Room to the Chronic Pain Clinic
  • Annual resident retreat, welcome party, and holiday party
  • Mission opportunities

About the hospital:

  • Patient population:  Active duty, retirees, dependents, political representatives

Rotations outside of the medical center:

  • Pediatric Anesthesia: Children's National

  • Cardiac: Washington Hospital Center (WHC)

  • Neuro: Johns Hopkins/NIH

  • Thoracic: INOVA Fairfax/NIH

  • OB: WHC

  • Trauma: WHC

  • Regional Anesthesia: Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

  • Additional opportunities: Sinai Hospital, Northern Virginia Kaiser, Virginia Hospital Center

About the base:

  • Part of Naval Support Activity Bethesda (NSAB)- home to WRNMMC and USU

  • Has a Navy Exchange on base, and nearby Forest Glenn Annex (Army) in Silver Spring has the area's Commissary

  • Childcare options both at NSAB and Forest Glenn

About the area:

  • Part of Washington DC's metropolitan area; located at a metro rail stop for easy accessibility to the hospital and to downtown DC. Easy access to DC’s restaurants, sports, and entertainment. 

  • Bethesda is host to many diverse and popular restaurants

Applying and Interviewing for a Residency Spot at WRNMMC

With a rotation:

  1. Set up a rotation (required clerkship through OSA, electives following the scheduling guidelines). 

  2. Please email Dr. Cronin (, the Residency Director, to request an interview either PRIOR to the rotation start, or at the latest, at the start of the first week of the rotation. 

Without a rotation:

Email Dr. Cronin (, the Residency Director, to request an interview. Please send your Personal Statement, CV, board scores, and medical school grades if available. Set up interviews early. Even if you can't interview until later in the cycle, get it on the books. Interviews are every Thursday starting in August. 


Please review this application and interview advice from the Anesthesiology Military Residency Program Directors.