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National Capital Consortium (NCC)
Diagnostic Radiology Residency


The National Capital Consortium Residency in Diagnostic Radiology is a challenging four year training program. Residents will be trained to perform and interpret the full spectrum of radiologic studies.

Our residents are Army, Navy, and Air Force officers. We are ACGME accredited and recent incoming classes have averaged 5-7 in size, depending on the needs of the services and the quality of applicants.

Our faculty is made up of military and civilian radiologists, many of whom are nationally and internationally known experts in their subspecialties.

Our equipment is top notch, and is continually updated. Recent installations include a 3T MRI system, dual energy CT scanners as well as [a 128-slice PET/CT].

Curriculum Highlights: There are 13 4-week rotations per year.

PGY2 residents will rotate through the Thoracic, Neuroradiology, Ultrasound, and Musculoskeletal radiology services TWICE during the year, with single rotations in Pediatric radiology, and Nuclear Medicine rotation. 3 rotations in Body imaging (to include fluoroscopy) are performed.

The PGY3-5 years have several more rotations in these primary subspecialties of radiology, with an average of 5-6 total blocks of instruction in each.

In addition, PGY3 residents have 1 Interventional Radiology rotation, 1 month at the Children's National Medical Center (CNMC) in DC for Pediatric radiology and 1 months of breast imaging. ​ 

PGY4 residents have a CNMC rotation, Cardiac imaging rotation, 2 months of Breast imaging, Abdominal and Cancer imaging rotation at the NIH, 4 weeks at the AIRP Radiology-Pathology course, 1 Interventional Radiology rotation, and 1 ER/Trauma imaging rotation at George Washington University Hospital. 

PGY5 residents have four electives, as well as a CNMC rotation, Trauma Radiology rotation at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, 1 breast rotation, and a 3rd procedural rotation (either in-house via Interventional Radiology or at Washington Hospital Center focusing on percutaneous biospies).

Call: We have a night float system (8pm-8am), with each PGY3-5 resident having about three 1-week blocks of call spread over the year. Weekdays from 4:30-8pm are covered by a PGY3-5 resident doing a twilight shift.

PGY2 residents take no independent call. However, they are on "buddy call" with a senior resident for the weekday afternoons (about once a week) and the weekend day shifts (about once a month).

ConferencesConferences are held twice a day; typically, beginning at 0745 and 1215. Each subspecialty area of radiology has 2 slots per month, always repeated on the same day of the week (for example, Tuesdays alternate between Ultrasound and Musculoskeletal Radiology). In addition, there are monthly slots for Non-Imaging Skills, ACGME, and Military Unique curricula (professionalism, communications, resident fatigue, deployments, etc.), Journal Club, a Resident Meeting, and QA/QI. There is a biweekly physics lecture and weekly resident-led didactic and case conference. The resident-led conferences are prepared and delivered by the PGY4 and PGY5 residents. 

FAQs:
What else is special about the NCC program?
In addition to our expert faculty at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, we work closely with the radiologists assigned to Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) and the American Institute for Radiologic Pathology (AIRP). These internationally known experts spend their clinical time in our departments with our residents, and give many of our lectures. They are also a fantastic source of mentorship in assisting our residents in their research endeavors.

I'm a fourth year medical student who wants to rotate within the NCC Diagnostic Radiology program. Who should I contact?
Please contact our Program Coordinator, Ms Anita McKenzie at (301) 319-4699 or e-mail: Anita.V.McKenzie.civ@mail.mil

I would like to interview at the NCC Diagnostic Radiology program. Who should I contact?
Please contact our Program Coordinator, Ms Anita McKenzie at (301) 319-4699 or e-mail: Anita.V.McKenzie.civ@mail.mil

Contact

Program Director
Lt Col Grant E. Lattin Jr., USAF, MC
(301) 319-3475
Grant.E.Lattin2.mil@mail.mil

Program Coordinator
Ms. Anita McKenzie
(301) 319-4699
Anita.V.McKenzie.civ@mail.mil