National Capital Consortium (NCC)
Dermatology Residency Program
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), Bethesda MD

Located within a 350-bed facility, the WRNMMC is located on the same campus as our military teaching university, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), and across the street from the National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine. In addition, a new 120-bed hospital was constructed at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, and was named the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital (FBCH). FBCH provides further GME opportunities for our trainees. The National Capital Consortium (NCC) is the sponsoring institution for 68 GME programs and is based at USUHS. The NCC is the largest joint training site for military physicians in the Department of Defense.

The National Capital Consortium (NCC) Dermatology Residency Program offers:

  • State-of-the-art facilities and equipment in a brand new, enlarged dermatology clinic
  • Huge, 1,835 square foot Dermatology GME suite which includes a large open area with 18 resident carrels with storage space, a dermatology library, and 6 adjacent rooms for male/female lockers, a 14-headed microscope with projection equipment, and offices for the Program Director, Associate Program Director, and the Program Coordinator
  • Co-location with the Dermatopathology Fellowship
  • Co-location with the red-line Medical Center metro stop across the street
  • Co-location with other academic institutions

Strengths of the program include its in depth and well-rounded didactics and clinical rotation schedule; a high faculty to trainee ratio; numerous subspecialty dermatology fellowship-trained on site faculty members in Dermatopathology, Pediatric Dermatology and Procedural Dermatology; academic affiliations with the Dermatology Branch at the National Institutes of Health which host Dermatology Grand Rounds and medical dermatology rotations; pediatric dermatology rotations at the Johns Hopkins University, clinical conferences hosted by the Washington, D.C., Dermatological Society; and trainees have won numerous competitive national level scholarships to facilitate rotations with prominent dermatologists and dermatology subspecialists.

Program Director

LTC Luke Bloomquist, USA

Assistant Program Director

MAJ Megan Simpson, USA

Contact info:

Residency Coordinator