Medical Education

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Residency Overview

During the four-year program in OBGYN, residents have progressive responsibility in managing obstetrical patients. Garden City Hospital averages approximately 700 births per year. Residents taking an active role in nearly all deliveries, as opposed to being limited to a smaller population of patients. Gynecologic surgery is integrated throughout all years in training.

Continuity clinic is coordinated in established practices under the supervision of staff physicians, allowing for ample experience across the spectrum of prenatal, postnatal and gynecologic care. Didactics are scheduled for Monday and Thursday mornings. In addition, residents attend Education Days through the Statewide Campus System-Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Call during OGME1 is taken with an attending or resident providing in-house backup and instruction. A tiered call system is incorporated for OGME3 through OGME4.

Quick Facts

Program duration: 4 years (OGME-1 through OGME-4)
Approved positions: 6
Current filled positions: 5
Current open positions: 0
Positons to be filled for next year: 2
Accreditation: AOA - Received five-years continuing approval, 2008

Selection process

Applications will be accepted through ERAS. A rotation at GCH is helpful but not required. Interviews will be scheduled on designated interview days which include a luncheon with faculty and current residents.

Program Director:
Hamid Sanjaghsaz, DO, FACOOG

Dr. Sanjaghsaz is a graduate of the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed residency training in OBGYN at St. John Riverview and St. John Macomb Hospitals. Dr. Sanjaghsaz is board certified by the AOBOG and is a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He is a Clinical Examiner for the AOBOG oral examinations and previously served on the ACOOG Board of Trustees. His experience in medical education includes directing the residency program at St. John Riverview Hospital in Detroit and from 2001 through 2006 here at GCH. He was reappointed as Residency Program Director here at GCH in December 2010.

For more information
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