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Undergraduate Medical Education

About the Program

Garden City Hospital has been teaching and training medical students for many years. Teaching and learning medicine requires observation and practice. This is very present in our dedicated faculty who are passionate about the learning process and committed to medical education. They are excellent role models to the students and on many occasions, have become lifetime mentors. Practice through repetition is essential in the medical training of our future doctors.

MSU C3 Program Director

Frank Winters, DO

Frank Winters, DO

Attended the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, from which he graduated in 1979. in 1979-1980, has been board certified with the American Osteopathic Board of Family Practice since 1987 and AM Osteopathic Board of Family Practice (Geriatric Medicine) - Osteopathic Family Practice since 1992

Dr. Frank D. Winters has been the director of the Family Practice Residency at Garden City Hospital as well as Detroit Health Authority, Wayne County Health Authority. He performed his internship at the Detroit Osteopathic and Bi-County Hospitals and is board certified in Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Palliative Care, and Addiction Medicine.

Dr. Winters currently teaches residents/interns at all levels along with medical students as well.


Format of MSU C3 Course

This course will be presented over a span of nine months, starting in August and ending in April of your third year of medical school. Each month is focused on a specific set of systems and/or symptoms. The primary component of instruction (and where all essential elements of the curricular content are found) is within the designated readings, presentations and online resources provided to the student via Desire2Learn (D2L). Students will be expected to have read and reviewed all elements of content for each month on a week-to-week basis in advance of their didactic session.

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 medical school.

  • Anesthesiology
  • Cardiology - available for 4th year students with prior hospital-based internal medicine experience
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • ENT
  • Family Medicine - office based with local GCH staff physicians
  • General Surgery
  • Intensive Care Unit/Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Night Hospital
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics - office-based, availability typically limited to students based at GCH
  • Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Urology
  • 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 international, or Caribbean medical schools.

How to Apply

Rotation requests

To request a rotation: Please contact Susan Patterson, GCH Clerkship 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 this is a "audition rotation" e.g. you are seeking to rotate with residency faculty

General Information

Affiliated COM’s

Garden City Hospital is proud to be an affilated 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