Quote from hypocaffeinemia
In a lovely bit of irony, "is" is singular; both "doctors" and "nurses" are plural. The question asked is
Irony is a wonderful thing.
The question is not specific enough . .. you cannot lump ALL docs and ALL nurses into a category.
I work with a group of medical professionals who go to Vietnam every Spring and Summer for medical clinics in rural areas. WE are ALL a bunch of smart AND resourceful folks to put on a clinic in a different rural community every single day for 2 1/2 weeks, sometimes with glitches to our source of electricity or government interference or emergencies or flooding or staff getting heat exhaustion or big old spiders in your shower. We see over 400 patients every single day.
We are nurses, docs from many specialities, nurse practioners, pharmacists, opthamologists, dentists, dental assistants, med students, pharmacy students . . .