Medical and Clinical Psychology
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Phone: (301) 295-9669
FAX: (301) 295-3034
About the Area
Commuting, Parking, Housing Locations/Costs
Students, faculty, and staff live in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. USU is accessible via major highways, major commuter arteries, and the D.C. Metro system. The closest Metro stop is at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NIH stop is across the street from the Walter Reed National Medical Military Center, and about a 10-minute walk from the USU campus.
A shuttle bus also provides transportation between the NIH Metro stop and USU. Parking at USU is by hang tag or requesting visitor parking 24 hours prior to visit. We have an underground parking garage.
Please Note: Due to the fact that we are a military installation, we do not have the ability to offer daily tours at this time.
A variety of living situations are available within reasonable commuting distance from USU. These options include room rentals, apartment or condominium rentals, group-house rental situations, and townhouse or single-family house rentals. Some students purchase homes. Depending on individual preferences, students may live in: less developed rural areas; established, single-family neighborhoods; apartment or condominium complexes; and busy downtown neighborhoods. Living costs are similar to those for any large East Coast city.
Other Local Resources
USU is located in Bethesda, MD, just north of Washington, D.C. Washington's many museums, art galleries, restaurants, and other cultural and multicultural experiences are easily accessible by driving or via the Washington, D.C. Metro system.
In addition, there are numerous nearby parks and large shopping malls. The cultural offerings of Baltimore, MD, and Annapolis, MD, and the beaches of Ocean City, MD, also are within a short drive. Recreational opportunities such as hiking, skiing, walking, camping, swimming, bicycling, and boating are available in D.C., Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, generally within a few-hours drive, or less.
Driving directions to our building (Building B) from South Wood Road & Wisconsin (entrance to the Walter Reed National Medical Military Center) is as follows:
Once you drive past the security checkpoint, make a RIGHT on Palmer. Continue on Palmer. You will see Building 10 (part of the Walter Reed National Medical Military Center) to your left. Continue until you come to the 1st stop sign. Keep going straight over the bridge, and pass the 2nd and 3rd stop signs. Then make a Left onto University Road after you stop at the 4th stop sign. The parking structure is to your left. Once in the parking structure, depending on the location of your parked car, you can enter Building A, B, C, or E. The easiest strategy is to look for the Building B elevators. Take the elevator to the 3rd floor. Look for the signs for the Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology. Once you're out of the elevator, make a left and look for signs directing you to the Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology.
The closest Metro stop is the Medical Center Metro Station on the Red Line. Once you get out of the metro station, right across the street, you'll see the entrance to the Walter Reed National Medical Military Center. Walk over to the security area and you'll be asked to show a picture ID. Once you get past the security checkpoint, make a RIGHT on Palmer. Continue walking on Palmer. You will see Building 10 (part of the Walter Reed National Medical Military Center) to your left. Continue walking and keep going straight over the bridge for almost 1 mile. At this point, you should start to see several connected buildings to your left and a wooded landscaped area to your right. Enter the university area by turning left toward the connected buildings (part of Uniformed Services University). Look for Building B, come to the 3rd floor. Look for the signs for the Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology. Once you're out of the elevator, make a left and look for signs directing you to the Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology.