I dunno. Doing your first rectal, learning how to check for inguinal hernias, and any surgery rotation would have made it there in my school.
15 = Being forced to shadow a doctor who does nothing but assess chronic back pain.
Standing around with four of my classmates in a small room with a patient/actor teaching us how to do a pelvic exam - we took turns. The room was hot. One of the guys had to leave because he almost passed out. That was painful. I hope that actress got paid a lot. I don't think I could ever be paid enough to do something like that.
Grumpy, I drew this cartoon a while ago and I'm not sure how rectal exams didn't make it in there, but I can only assume I thought I had completely exhausted all the rectal exam humor.
Gizabeth, I had almost this exact same experience including the classmate passing out. I volunteered to practice first, and just when I thought the situation couldn't get more awkward, the standardized patient decided to tell a lengthy story...with me in a rather awkward position.
10 = the eternal rounding on Internal Medicine. Yes, I'm a surgery type. ;)