I had a 'well woman' check-up this week in which I was seen by both a nursing student (performing the exam first) and then the supervising physician (re-performing all points of the exam). Having twice the provider care took--not surprisingly--twice as long but it was nice to have so much time to discuss my health versus the 20 minute Hello-You're-Not-Dying-Goodbye I've had with some doctors in the past.
And without a nursing student present I would likely never have participated in the following exchange:
Nursing Student: (excitedly) "I found your cervix! This is the fastest I've ever found one! It's right where it should be!"
Supervising Physician: (approvingly) "It's a good one. Exactly like the pictures in the textbooks."
Me: (flattered) "Um... Glad to hear it!"
That's me: ol' reliable cervix, right where it should be. Sometimes being textbook is a good thing.