Most of my classmates have gotten sick during rotations during which they're in contact with a lot of ill patients... pediatrics, internal medicine, emergency medicine, etc. As for me, I manage to get sick during rotations where I have little to no patient contact.
Last year there was the food poisoning incident during general surgery. There's nothing quite like fainting during a case to perpetuate a sexist preceptor's misgivings about women in the OR! Then there was gastroenteritis during radiology over the summer, and now the URI from hell during anesthesia. When I start slacking off during easy rotations does my immune system go on holiday as well?
People always say that van Gogh was crazy to take a knife to his ear, but if I could somehow take a razor to the back of my throat and shave off all of the sensory nerves right now, I'd do it.