Medical Education

Emergency Medicine 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. 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. We are a very energetic and enthusiastic group and look forward to working with you in the future.

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

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.

Quick Facts

Program duration: 4 years (OGME-1 through OGME-4)
Approved positions: 21
Current funded positions: 15
Current filled positions: 15
Positions to be filled for next year: 5


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. In 2014, he was selected as one of the Teaching Attendings of the Year by the OGME1 Class.