OK, this is going to be awkward. It's only for one day, or else I would have tried to get reassigned. I don't know for sure that a doctor I once had is going to be at the place where I'm shadowing, but it seems very likely, and he will likely be the attending. What's worse, I will be observing a procedure he once helped perform on me. So how would you handle this? I thought it would be OK, but now I'm starting to get worried. Do I act like I don't know him from before and hope he doesn't recognize me (a possibility, though a remote one)? Or try to catch him privately and acknowledge the awkwardness? Also, when he's pimping me on the procedure and its indications, well...how is that going to work? I guess I just answer the questions like normal...but it just seems like it will be completely bizarre...we will both know that I know the answers because I've been through it myself, but can't acknowledge it? It's going to be one long day!