More of a brainstorming question here. If you are familiar with my current project, then you know it deals with a young woman in the age bracket of 25-30 who's in a mandated drug rehab/mental health facility getting recovery help following a long history of substance abuse combined with an attempted suicide. Now, I had wanted her to be an Emergency Room/Trauma physician (full bore went through med school and all that jazz), however there's several other aspects of her life/back story that I'm wondering might be more logical posing this MC as an ER nurse rather than a doctor. 1.) Military service in Iraq. In her age bracket, having gone through uni and med school, I don't think she'd be out by the US Iraq campaign. To my knowledge, the Army will train you in medicine, but they keep you stateside and pay your tuition for the duration of your commitment. However, a combat medic is more like an EMT (according to Wiki, which can be unreliable, so I need back up info on this) and that doesn't require med school. 2.) If my research is correct, when her deployment was over it would be very easy for her to pass an RN course and go to work in a stateside hospital. 3.) A nurse with a booze/junk problem may be able to fly under the radar longer than a doctor. Again, need medical professionals to help me out here. 4.) It might also be easier for a nurse to steal narcotic painkillers from the hospital pharmacy(?) 5.) I don't believe there would be any of the vexing issues with the medical board I've been having. A nurse would be a straight hired/fired situation. (?) 6.) More chance to make a major medical mistake. The doctor orders the procedures, but most often it's the nurses that carry them out, so there is always that possibility of screwing up under the influence. 7.) Nurse sounds more down to Earth and not as (like we say down here) high falutin' as a doctor. Someone common the reader could actually relate to. What do you think sounds more reasonable given the situation? Doctor or Nurse? Which as a reader would you connect more with? Mind you, this is a self-published work to be released on Kindle, so I'm not really concerned with the publishing companies POV, simply your's as a reader.