Professional Attire: In addition to the clean white coat at hip length during patient encounters, students are asked to adhere to the following gender based guidelines. Part of each activity grade will be based upon professional dress. Students failing to dress appropriately may be subject to grade reductions and professionalism remediation. Be sure that you clearly understand the professional dress code and prepare by bringing appropriate clothes and footwear to the island. Typically a minimum of two outfits are needed each semester. Professional Attire is also required for your White Coat Ceremony.
Male Dress Code:
- Shirt: Neutral colors are preferred.
- Tie: Must be conservative. A tie clip is recommended while in the clinical setting and during physical exam performance.
- Footwear: No sandals, flip-flops, or sneakers. Clean at all times. Closed toe for all patient encounters, including simulation.
Female Dress Code:
- Skirts and dresses: Length should be modest, not falling above the knees and should fall at least four inches below the lab coat. Too tight against the body is inappropriate. In addition, low cut or low rise skirts exposing the midriff area are inappropriate and unprofessional.
- Pants/Trousers: Should be mid-calf, full or ankle length. Not too tight or form-fitting against the body. There should be no midriff area exposed. Leggings or tights are unacceptable unless they are worn under a dress or skirt.
- Tops and shirts: Should be buttoned up to at least the second button. Avoid low cut tops. There should be no excessive cleavage or midriff area exposed. Neutral colors are preferred without excessive decorations.
- Footwear: No sandals, flip-flops, or sneakers. Clean at all times. Closed toe for all patient encounters, including simulation. Heel size or height should be less than 1.5 inches and should not restrict speed or safety.