NATIONAL
CAPITAL
CONSORTIUM
Statement
of
Commitment
to
Graduate
Medical Education
The Armed Forces have been heavily committed to Graduate Medical
Ed
ucation
si
nce the end
of
World
War
II.
Residency and
fe
llowship programs were instituted by Walter Reed Army Medical Center
in
1949
and soon
after at the National Naval Medical Center.
By
agreement
of
the Commanders
of
Malcolm Grow Medical Center
(MGMC)
of
the
79tl,
Medical
Wing
(MDW), Nat
ion
al Naval Medical Center (NNMC), Walter
Reed
Army Medical
Center (WRAMC)
and
the Dean,
F.
Edward Hebert School
of
Medicine
of
the U
ni
formed Services University
of
the
Health Sc
ien
ces (USU HS-SOM), the Natio
nal
Capital Consortium was created
in
1997
to function as a sponsoring
in
stitution for
mili
tary graduate medical educati
on
programs
in
the National Capi
ta
l Area.
The 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commissi
on
(BRAC) Report lead to a merger between
WRAMC and NNMC
in
September of2011. The
new
joint facility, named "Walter Reed National Military Medical
Ce
nter" (WRNMMC) is
loc
ated on the campus
of
the old NNMC
in
Bethesda,
MD.
Also
as
a result
of
the 2005
BRAC, Fort Belvoir Community Hosp
ita
l (FBCH) was built
in
Northern Virginia
and
replaced the nearby Dewitt
Army Community Hospital, and
MGMC
transitioned into an ambulatory care facility a
nd
was later renamed
"Malcolm Grow Medical Clinics and Surgery Center (MGMCSC)
of
th
e 779
th
Med
ic
al
Group (779 MDG). In June
of
20 I 7, by order
of
th
e Vice
Ch
i
efof
Staff
of
the Air Force, the 779
MDG
combi
ne
d with the 579
MDG
to
form
the
11
MDG
,
wi
th
it
s commitment to graduate medical education remaining the sam
e.
Currently, Consort
ium
member
in
stitut
ion
s (Members) include WRNMMC,
11
MDG
,
FBCH
, a
nd
USUHS-SOM.
The Consortium, through its Member organizations
is
committed to the conduct
of
educational programs
of
the highest quality that meet the patient care needs
of
the
uniformed services
and
other governmental sponsors for
physician specialists who are qualified, co
mp
etent,
and
morally
and
et
hi
ca
ll
y
su
it
ed for a career
in
medicine and
service
to
the Nat
ion
. To this e
nd
, the Members pledge to create an education
al
milieu that is conducive to learning
by providing necessary mentoring, guidance, and support for the trainee.
From
th
e resources provided
by
the
Defense Health Program, the Members
pl
edge
an
appropriate level
of
financial and personnel support
to
meet the
adm
ini
strative and technical requirements
of
the educational mission
of
the Consortium.
Date
Professor and
Dean
,
F.
Edward Hebert
Sc
hool
of
Medicine
Uniformed Services University
of
the Health Sciences
Date
orps, United States Navy
eed National Military Medical
Ce
nter
onel, Medical Corps, United States Army
irector, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital
30 O
a_
t (+
Date
Leslie
A.
Kni
Date
Colonel, United tates Air Force,
Med
ical Corps
Commander, 11th Medical Group
Jerri Curtis,
M.D.
Date
Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education
F.
Edward Hebert School
of
Medicine
Uniformed Serv
ic
es University
of
the Health Sciences
Executive Director and Designated Institutional Official
National Cap
ital
Consort
ium
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