National Capital Consortium (NCC)
Dermatology Residency Program
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), Bethesda MD
As above, the NCC Dermatopathology Fellowship Program is co-located with the NCC Dermatology Residency Program at WRNMMC.
The National Capital Consortium oversees the only Dermatopathology Fellowship Training Program in the Department of Defense. The Fellowship is open to active-duty Pathologists or Dermatologists, of any branch of the military. The program oversees the sign-out of more than 8000 primary dermatopathology cases per year, as well as an additional 1200 cases sent in for second opinion consultation from Military Treatment Facilities around the world. Co-location with the DOD’s only Immunodermatology service allows the opportunity to interpret more than 300 cutaneous direct immunofluorescence cases per year. The fellow also assists in the organization of one of the DOD’s only multidisciplinary Cutaneous Oncology Tumor Boards. Facilities include a separate Fellow office equipped with microscope, fluorescent microscope, and photomicrograph capability, as well as an extensive library. The Dermatopathology Fellowship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education for one trainee per year.
Trainees with a background in Pathology will complete an extended training program through the Dermatology service at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The Dermatology Residency Program offers a well-rounded education including in-depth didactic sessions, weekly dermatopathology review, and weekly Dermatology Grand Rounds which is co-hosted by the Dermatology service of the National Institutes of Health. This service also has a number of sub-specialty trained Dermatologists on staff, including Pediatric Dermatology and Procedural Dermatology, as well as Dermatopathology.
Trainees with a background in Dermatology will complete an extended training program through the Anatomic and Clinical Pathology service at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The Pathology Residency Program offers daily didactic sessions as well as slide-based teaching at the multi-headed microscope. The Pathology Service includes several sub-specialty staff, including Hematopathology, Molecular Pathology, Cytopathology, Soft Tissue Pathology, GYN and Breast Pathology and Blood Bank, as well as Dermatopathology.