Pop quiz: Let’s say you need to undergo a coronary bypass. And let’s say you learn, through a Google search from your hospital bed—thank goodness for your BlackBerry!—that the doctor the hospital has assigned to your surgery took six years, rather than the normal four, to complete med school. And that she obtained her M.D. only after attending five different medical programs at five different universities.
(A) Request another doctor
(B) Decide to take your chances with Dr. McFlighty
I, for one, would choose (A). Wouldn’t you? Wouldn’t anyone?