GYN Information

What the Residents Want You to Know: Gynecology

(Written by the Residents)

Medical Student Role on Gynecology in Gainesville

We are very excited to have you on our service. We appreciate students who work hard and are enthusiastic. We hope to provide you with some pointers. Please ask your residents if you have any questions about what you are doing or where you should be.

One of you should call, text, or page the intern each evening to learn the time and location of morning rounds. That person should call/e-mail/text the remainder of your classmates to let them know. On the first day of the rotation, (Tuesday) you are responsible for being there on time.

During the rotation switch (at the halfway point) you are responsible for contacting your classmates at your upcoming location and learning the time and location of rounds. You should ask your resident teams and pass the info to the next group. This is your responsibility.  We expect you to be there on Monday morning on time.

With the exception of the above 2 days only — One to two students should come in 15 minutes early and check the gynecology service census in the morning for any overnight add-ons. You will need to get this information from the night team. Occasionally there will be multiple admissions in one night (Round on any GYN Attending name other than Castagno/Cardenas). You will generally not “pre-round” but should arrive early to review the chart. Get updates from nursing and look up vitals, labs, and imaging as needed.

Everyone should be present to round each morning. Important things to always include in notes are:

  • Tmax and T current
  • last BP and BP range in pt with HTN,
  • Chemsticks in patients with Diabetes,
  • I/Os.

(Students should have information gathered at least 5 minutes before rounds are scheduled so that rounds can begin on time. Our patients are on  95, North Tower. Make sure you ask the residents where the patients are located.

The OR schedule is on-line or Portal and the student who will be in the OR must read up (the night before) on the patient and the procedures that will be done that day. Do not focus on details of the steps of surgery. Instead, review basic anatomy, indications for the procedure is being done, workup and management of the patient’s problem, etc. Being prepared shows interest and reflects professional competency.

We will usually teach on rounds, so be prepared to ask and answer questions about different gynecologic problems. We will try to discuss the most commonly found topics on your exams to help you prepare.


Gynecology conference is on Thursday afternoon at 1400-1545. You are also expected to attend Core Lecture on Mondays at 0700 in the Masterson Conference Room and Grand Rounds on Friday at 0700 (summer cancellation) in the Barron Conference Room according to the schedule.