MY WIFE, LIN, AND I have often discussed the similarities of our two chosen professions, health care and aviation. She says that doctors and pilots have similar personality traits -- self-reliant, procedurally oriented team players who act on their own decisions, some of which can be life critical. Beyond that, both industries rely on procedures, schedules and the combined effort of a wide variety of professional disciplines in order to complete assignments and missions in a safe and ...


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