Medical Education

General Surgery

Residency Overview

This is a five-year residency program beginning with a preliminary surgical year in OGME-1. The program’s emphasis is on community based general surgery; out-rotations provide additional experience in trauma, surgical intensive care and pediatric surgery. The program is geared to a hands-on approach with teaching in the operating suite and at the bedside. Residents work closely with a core group of surgeons and have progressive responsibility as they gain knowledge and skill. Residents also assist in the education and supervision of junior house staff and medical students on service.

Quick Facts

Program duration: 5 years (OGME-1 through OGME-5)
Approved positions: 10
Current filled positions: 10

Selection Process

Applications are submitted via ERAS. Interviews are typically arranged to allow the candidate to spend at least a half-day at Garden City Hospital. A rotation at GCH is helpful but not required to be considered for an interview.

Program Director:
Richard Spinale, DO, FACOS

Dr. Spinale graduated from the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his internship at Parkview Hospital in Toledo, then came to Garden City Hospital for residency training in General Surgery. During his training here, he received the GCH Resident of the Year award, the Mead Johnson Award, and National Resident Achievement Award in General Surgery. Dr. Spinale is board certified in General Surgery by the AOBS and is a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons. He has also served as Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Garden City Hospital.

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