National Capital Consortium (NCC)
Orthopaedic Clerkship,
Internship and Residency

The Orthopaedic GME programs of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) are integrated under the National Capital Consortium.

Our pre-eminent program and distinguished faculty combine academics with unique clinical experiences to train future leaders in standards of excellence in orthopaedic care, research, and education. Medical students and residents are exposed to the complete spectrum of orthopaedic diagnoses, treatment and rehabilitation.

A strong emphasis is placed on orthopaedic subspecialties:
  • Sports Medicine
  • Hand, Foot, & Ankle
  • Pediatrics
  • Spine
  • Oncology
  • Total Joint Reconstruction
The students' clinical experiences are further enriched by rotations at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Fairfax Community Hospital in Fairfax Virginia, and the Baltimore Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore MD. These rotations provide extraordinary opportunities in pediatric orthopaedics and community trauma.

Healing the War-Torn
WRNMMC serve as the tip of the spear in providing definitive surgical care and rehabilitation for battlefield injured soldiers and marines from the Global War on Terrorism.

Residents receive an unparalleled experience in the orthopaedic management of these complex injuries and are provided outstanding opportunities to engage in war-related research.

Faculty Interaction
Residents and staff meet daily during the week to discuss cases and address the core curriculum. The WRNMMC faculty works closely with the residents in all aspects of patient care from outpatient clinics to the operating room and wards.

Charting the Course
The Army allows continuous training beginning with internship through to graduation.

Navy trainees who have completed an Orthopaedic internship can be assured of continued Orthopaedic Residency Training at the NCC, after completion of GMO/Flight/UMO tour, unless selected to straight through training.

More Information
For additional information regarding an Orthopaedic Residency or Internship, at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, please contact the Residency Coordinator in the Contact Section.


Program Director
Lt Col Wade Gordon

Associate Program Director
MAJ Andrew Mack
LCDR Terrence Anderson


Intern & Medical Student Advisor
MAJ Melvin Helgeson (301) 319-3403

Residency Program Coordinator
& Clerkships & Intern
Interview Appointments

Ms. Natasha Jones
(301) 295-8588

Clerkship Request Form