How to Apply

See below regarding how you can schedule a rotation or interview with our program.

Interested in Rotating with Us?

Fourth year USUHS and Health Professions Scholarship Programs (HPSP) students interested in elective rotations in Pediatrics at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at Bethesda should email to schedule a rotation or a visit. A variety of elective rotations are available to fourth year medical students all year long. You may review the list as well as a schedule posted on this page.

Students interviewing for our program should plan electives in the July-October time block. Preference is given to students who are applying for military pediatric residencies. Regardless of elective site, students will have an opportunity to work and observe our program at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. We suggest that you arrange those rotations early because spots for 4th year students are limited.

Requests are accepted on the first Monday of December for the upcoming academic year starting the following July. Requests are honored in the order in which they were received. Please read the FAQs below for information on how to request a rotation.

How many positions are offered?

The NCC usually has (4-6) training spots for the Air Force, (1-2) training spots for the Navy, and (4-6) training spots for the Army. These numbers are set by the respective services and may vary slightly from year to year.