Medical Education

Emergency Medicine

Residency Overview

The Emergency Medicine Residency at Garden City Hospital was established in 1985. We are dedicated to providing quality clinical and didactic education to residents. Graduating residents have a 98% first time pass rate for the American Board of Osteopathic Emergency Medicine licensure exam. We are a very energetic and enthusiastic group and look forward to working with you in the future.

The program includes: organized weekly didactics Wednesday mornings, grand rounds, case reviews, M&M conference, and Tintanelli textbook review. Residents assume progressive responsibility in the Emergency Department during their three years. Required out-rotations in pediatrics and toxicology are available locally; time is allotted for outside electives as well.

Garden City Hospital's Emergency Medicine services have been provided by DeGarA, PLLC. This is a Michigan-based EM group with a strong osteopathic tradition. They have years of residency training experience overseeing the program at Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital, now McLaren Oakland.


Residents complete EM, Critical Care, and other specialty rotations at Garden City Hospital. The Emergency Department sees over 44,000 visits per year.
Outside rotations include:
- Pediatric, Children's Hospital of Michigan
- Trauma, R. Cowley Adams Shock Trauma
- Toxicology, Detroit Medical Center
- Hand surgery, GCH and associated clinic

Quick Facts

Program duration: 3 years (PGY-1 through PGY-3)
Approved positions: 21
Current funded positions: 15
Current filled positions: 15
Positions to be filled for next year: 6

Selection Process

Applications are submitted via ERAS. Interviews include a one-on-one meeting with the program director, an opportunity to shadow in the ED, and attending a didactic session to meet current residents and faculty. A rotation at GCH is helpful but not required to be considered for an interview.

Program Director:
Hao Nguyen, DO

Dr. Nguyen is a graduate of the Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed internship and residency training at Henry Ford Warren Hospital. He is dual board-certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine and in Internal Medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine.

To link to the Opportunities website, click here.