Any time students see patients, they
should adhere to the dress code described below. Dress code
guidelines must be followed at all encounters with patients, standardized or
Students are expected to dress
professionally and conservatively. Attire typically worn to class or
lecture will in many cases not be appropriate. Hospital scrubs are not
considered professional attire for patient encounters.
Always bring your white coat. Your
coat must be clean, pressed and worn at all times.
- Wear your name tag in an easily viewable location
(collar of coat, top, or dress).
- Do not wear cologne or perfumes.
- Tattoos should be covered.
- Jewelry should be minimal and understated.
- Clothing should not have rips, tears or frayed
- Do not expose your midriff.
- Clothing should allow for an appropriate range of
movement, and should not be flashy or draw attention.
- Button-down shirts (with or without ties),
professional tops, or blouses should be worn and should avoid low-cut
- Tank tops, T-shirts, and thin or “spaghetti-style”
straps on tops are not appropriate.
- Pants, slacks, khakis, skirts, or dresses are
appropriate. Legs should be covered to the knee.
- Do not wear jeans or shorts
- Dress shoes, low heels, or flats should be worn.
Avoid open-toed shoes, flip-flops, tennis shoes, or porous shoes.
updated August 2019