Medical Education

For Students

General Information


Garden City Hospital offers student housing to osteopathic medical students on a first-come, first-served basis. Preference is given to students who are visiting from out of state. Apartments are furnished and are located within walking distance or a short drive to GCH. Weekly, linens, towels and housekeeping services are provided by the Hospital. There is nominal fee of $25 per week ($100 or a 4-week rotation or $50 for a 2-week rotation), which is payable to the hospital cashier during student orientation.


There is no charge for parking. Students may park in the visitor lot adjacent to the Main Entrance only on their first day. Instructions for employee parking will be provided at the time of student orientation.


An orientation program is held on each Monday for students new to Garden City Hospital. The Student Coordinator will provide you with helpful information. Externs will be issued a photo ID badge and a pager for use during their rotation.


Base students will receive training for use of GCH electronic medical records, and will have access to enter orders for co-signature by a supervising physician. Visiting students will have read-only access to the EMR.

Rotation Request

To request a rotation: Please contact Susan Patterson, GCH Student Coordinator. Click here to send an email request. Be sure to include ALL of the following information:

  • your name
  • telephone number
  • college and year of graduation
  • rotation(s) and dates requested
  • whether you will need housing - if requesting housing, include your gender
  • whether this is a "audition rotation" e.g. you are seeking to rotate with residency faculty

Clinical rotations

Rotations are offered in the following specialties. Please note that some rotations have restrictions as described. Availability may be limited. Students must go through appropriate processes with their COM to arrange rotations. GCH does not "hold" rotations - they will be assigned as available and upon approval by the student's COM.

Cardiology - available for 4th year students with prior hospital-based internal medicine experience
Diagnostic Radiology
Emergency Medicine
Family Medicine - office based with local GCH staff physicians
General Surgery
Intensive Care Unit/Critical Care Medicine
Infectious Diseases - available for 4th year students with prior hospital-based internal medicine experience
Internal Medicine
Night Hospital
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Orthopedic Surgery
Pediatrics - office-based, availability typically limited to students based at GCH
Rehabilitation Medicine
Sports Medicine
Vascular Surgery/Wound Care

MD AND INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE: Due to limited clerkship availabilities, we regret that we are currently unable to accommodate trainees from US LCME, international, or Caribbean medical schools.

Affiliated Colleges of Medicine

Garden City Hospital is proud to be an affiliated training site for the following Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine*
  • West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine*
  • Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
  • Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
  • Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Western University College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
  • A.T. Still University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • NOVA Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine

* base hospital site

What Students are Saying

"Garden City Hospital is an excellent training facility for future doctors. It has provided me the opportunity to learn from faculty members who are enthusiastic about teaching in a hospital environment which is committed to outstanding patient care."

Michael Janice, OMS-IV Michigan State Univerity College of Osteopathic Medicine

"From day one of my rotations at Garden City Hospital, I have been welcomed as a team member and incorporated heavily into patient care and management. The attending and resident physicians are experts in their fields and are eager to pass knowledge to students to ensure they receive superior training. I cannot imagine spending the clinical years of medical school at any other facility."

Megan McCartney OMS-IV University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine