I am new to allnurses.com and this is my first post.
I am not a nurse but am SERIOUSLY considering it. I discovered this website while researching about nursing and have found it to be quite helpful and informative. I just turned 34 last month and have a B.A. in English (NO I DO NOT teach!!!). I am contemplating a career switch. In my 'former life' I have worked in just about every field, from insurance, to banking, to working in the communications division of an educational museum (that was probably my favorite job, a speakers bureau manager). I have worked in HR offices, in libraries, and as a temp. For good or for ill, my work experience is pretty broad.
As you know, sometimes people have preferences regarding the gender of their GPs. Just out of curiosity, I was wondering if there were any nurses out there (male or female) who had preferences about the gender of the doctor(s) they work with. Personally, I would think that as long as the doctor was competent, capable, responsible and compassionate (I'm asking for a lot, aren't I....), gender would not matter. But you often hear stories about all-women offices and how difficult they can be to work in.
Thanks for your patience with this newbie.
(PS-Figaro is my 2 year old 'tuxedo' cat (black and white).)