Orthopedic Surgery is a five year program. The first year (OGME-1R) will
consist of a broad clinical foundation with an emphasis on Orthopedic
surgery and is linked to OGME-2 residency training and beyond. Rotations
in pediatric orthopedics and spine are provided at Children’s Hospital
in New Orleans, with orthopedic trauma rotations at the Detroit Medical Center.
About applying to Orthopedic Surgery at GCH
This is a very competitive program. Garden City Hospital typically receives
over 100 applications each year for Orthopedic Surgery. GCH takes up to
three applicants per year into the program as OGME-1R residents.
Applications forwarded for review include scores for COMLEX 1 and 2. There
is no particular COMLEX score which is used as a cutoff, although scores
do factor into decisions. We do not release statistics on COMLEX scores
of past applicants or current residents.
Most candidates that are invited for interviews have completed a rotation
on-service and are felt to be a good fit with the residents and program.
Both 2-week or 4-week rotations are available; 2-week rotations are usually
preferable during the application season due to the number of requests.
To inquire about a rotation, visit the rotation page under Information
Approved positions: 15
Current filled positions: 11
Current open positions: 0
Positions to be filled for next year: 2
Paul Drouillard, DO
Dr. Drouillard graduated from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.
He completed a rotating internship at Riverside Osteopathic Hospital in
Trenton, Michigan and Orthopedic Surgery residency here at Garden City
Hospital. Following his residency, he completed fellowships in trauma
in Davos, Switzerland and in adult reconstructive surgery in Columbus,
Ohio. Dr. Drouillard subsequently joined Great Lakes Orthopedics at Garden
City Hospital. He has numerous presentations and publications, and has
served as an oral board certification examiner and on various committees
of the American Osteopathic Acadamy of Orthopedics.
For more information
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