When I was a med student, I went to the student health clinic for my annual women's exam. This was something that I'd done many times before, and there was nothing significant about the exam.
Except for the fact that one week later, I was assigned to work with the male attending who had been up in my lady parts.
We were both totally professional about it, but it was hard not to think about. A friend of mine had a GI problem requiring her to go to a colorectal surgery, and not long after, had to scrub with the surgeon who did her proctoscopy. I'm not sure which one of us had it worse.
But what can you do? I went to med school in a small community. I didn't even have a car for part of the time. Student health was the best option.
One thing that really amazed me though was that when I was on my OB/GYN rotation, the chief resident came on our L&D service to deliver her baby. She chose that. She was okay with letting med students who had been on her service do her exam. Am I crazy or is that something nobody in their right minds should ever want to do?