Akron General 

4 weeks 

Number of Students

Lisa Rauh-Benoit, MD, Gynecologic Oncologist 
Akron General Gynecologic Oncology 
224 West Exchange Street 
Akron, Ohio 44302 

Teaching Faculty

  • Steven Waggoner, MD, Gynecologic Oncologist 
  • Anthony Rizzo, MD, Gynecologic Oncologist



  • To broaden the student’s clinical experience in both the inpatient and outpatient setting as it pertains to care of the gynecologic oncology patient.
  • To include the student as an integral member in the patient care team which would include active participation in surgical procedures in gynecologic oncology.
  • To educate student’s in the appropriate workup and diagnosis of women with gynecologic malignancies.
  • To improve the student’s patient care skills, including the ability to perform and present histories and physical exams, develop differential diagnoses, make clinical decisions, and manage patients post-operatively.
  • Learn to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.


  • Function in the role of acting intern.
  • Learn to obtain a complete history with emphasis on pertinent cancer risk factors and family history and perform a complete physical exam.
  • Assist with Gynecologic Oncology surgical procedures.
  • Assist with the care of both pre- and post-op patients under the care of the service.
  • Prepare a brief literature review pertaining to a common GYN ONC clinical problem for presentation at GYN ONC conference.

Night Call/Special Requirements

  • None 

The maximum number of days approved for time off is 2 days during rotation. If additional time is needed, the request must be approved by the elective Director PRIOR to the start of the elective rotation.