A study of Canadian medical students found that males and females had different approaches to learning. The students’ effort scores, monitoring of their understanding, and organization of studying varied by gender .
approach to studying
areas of confidence
listening skills, ability to be compassionate, motivational skills 
leadership abilities, confidence, tolerance of uncertainty 
Medical graduates also feel they have certain personal characteristics which were found to vary by gender .
1. K. Mattick, I. Dennis, and J. Bligh. Approaches to learning and studying in medical students: validation of a revised inventory and its relation to student characteristics and performance. Medical Education 2004;38: 535-543.