Garden City Hospital (Osteopathic)

Garden City Hospital (Osteopathic)

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Garden City
State/Province
Michigan

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Residents per class
2
Garden City Hospital (Osteopathic) Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program

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(Updated: January 01, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
10.0
Staff Surgeons 
 
10.0
Didactics/Teaching 
 
10.0
Operating Experience 
 
10.0
Clinical Experience 
 
10.0
Research 
 
10.0
Residents 
 
10.0
Lifestyle 
 
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Location 
 
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Overall Experience 
 
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serious surgical experience

Program Review

Staff / Faculty / Chairman
Home base: All busy orthopods who are willing to share their private patients. We are the machine behind a very high volume practice, each attending running two rooms at a time usually, utilizing us residents maximally. Our chairman goes out of his way to support us and protect us, making sure we are able to go to courses and setting aside time for didactics<br />
Outrotations: Awesome. Fun places, famous teaching institutions and support...kinda nice when it comes time to apply for fellowships...Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Children's Hospital New Orleans...
Didactics / Teaching
Resident run. Protected time; attendings alter their private surgical scheduling based on our education schedule. Weekly: Miller review, rotating powerpoint lectures, OITE question review, Xray conference. Monthly journal club at nice restaurants with great speakers
Operating Experience
Hard to compare. Seniors traditionally log 800 to 1000 cases, just during their PGY 5 year. I'm not halfway through PGY 4 and I've logged ~800 total so far over the course of the residency...you do plenty of watching early on but quickly are doing your own scopes, your own fracture work, and eventually your own joints. All the attendings have different ideas of autonomy for the residents...some leave the room; some simply back up just enough to allow us the room to operate
Clinic Experience
Varied experience; subspecialty out-rotations provide us the traditional experience.
Research Opportunities
A paper a year is required. We have access to an amazing motion lab and all their other facilities. More time to actually get research and readings done, when compared to others.
Residents
Our lifestyle in the OR requires us to interact and watch each others back more than anywhere else I've ever been. We help each other, we set up each others rooms, we teach each other our tricks, we share our struggles. We have great hugs.
Lifestyle
Awesome. We work hard and bust our humps, they enjoy the fruits of our labor (get finished with cases EARLY)<br />
Have to be willing to fight to make it that way, and skip a few meals to ensure we stay on schedule.
Location / Housing
Interesting location. On border between WASPy middle class and POOR black community with ~50% high school graduation rate. Its Detroit; get used to the diversity. Huge multicultural area... Plenty of great / young / vibrant places to live within 20 minute drive. Housing is VERY affordable
Limitations
Resident driven, not a traditional service-based experienced
Overall Rotation Experience / Conclusion
Wouldn't trade it. Part of me wants the glory of the "big name" residency...but then I realize that in the end it's not about the name; it's about the experience.

Qualification

I am a current resident of this program.
Date of Rotation
2005-2010
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