Female vs. Male Residents

  1. Any preference? How are they different in terms of working for them?
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   z's playa
    I don't mean to hijack the thread when i know you want the feedback from all the nurses, but I noticed that the male residents seem to be more arrogant than the female. The females from my experience are very compassionate and really listen to you. This all coming from a pts point of view. A pt thats been around a teaching facility all her life.
  4. by   fergus51
    I have noticed some things... but they are just my impressions of certain people, so I don't think they are the rule or anything.

    The female residents seem more willing to admit when they don't know something and listen to people. But, they also sometimes get an attitude if they are confused with a nurse ("I'm not a nurse! I'm a doctor!" as though being a nurse is beneath them) which can cause a more distant with the nurses and other team members.

    The male residents are sometimes too arrogant to admit they don't know something or ask for help. But, they do seem to have a more casual, less complicated relationship with other team members.

    That said, I have worked with male and female residents who are not like I just described too.
  5. by   CHATSDALE
    Some Of The Women Do Get Defensive When Pts Think They Are Nurses But All In All I Don T Find A Lot Of Difference//most Of Them Are Just Plain Scared On Their First Rotation Esp And They Hope That Nobody Notices It///and They Think They Are The Only Ones Scared But They All Are//only The Dummies Don't Have Enough Sense Th Be Scared
  6. by   elkpark
    Little tip -- nurses don't work "for" residents, we work with them ...
  7. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I have no idea why we constantly want to box people in and generalize by gender, sexual preferences, race, etc. I am really tired of us doing this. this IS the 21st century, can't we all just get along?
  8. by   Tweety
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    I have no idea why we constantly want to box people in and generalize by gender, sexual preferences, race, etc. I am really tired of us doing this. this IS the 21st century, can't we all just get along?

    Excellent post as always Deb! Female residents are now about 50% of the docs in our program where I work. I've met good ones, bad ones, arrogant ones, awesome ones of both sexes.

    The last couple of groups I've seen have all been the nicest, friendliest, most humble, nonarrogant groups I've had the priviledge of working with . Seriously, no difference in sexes that I can tell. I hope the next group coming up is as nice as fun to work with as these guys.
  9. by   Keysnurse2008
    I have to take exception here.Nurses do NOT work for residents.residents are a mere step above the janitor on the totem pole at most teaching hospitals.Some.....dont even pass the janitor.I must say that at the teaching hospital I work for we have some excellent residents(both male and female).I dont thinks its s gender issue.I think any problem with residents arises from their lack of experience and lack of insight to reconize WHEN they need help.At my hospital.....if a resident is not resolving issues with a pt we call either the cheif resident or if we believe it could lead to a sentinel event or cause any detriment to the pt we call the attending.But...to answer your question....its all about reconizing WHEN they need assistance.....not neccessarily gender.
  10. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    What is it with the "men vs. women" threads lately? I must be one of the very few that see my co-workers as people and not gender-specific.
  11. by   fergus51
    Do you guys really think gender plays no role? Cause I have never seen a male resident called "nurse".
  12. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I think we need to move past it fergus, and a start is not belaboring it. JMO....

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