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.
Program duration: 5 years (OGME-1 through OGME-5)
Approved positions: 10
Current filled positions: 10
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
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.
To link to the Opportunities website, click