Of obvious and grave importance: how do folks dress in medical school?
On class days during the first 2 years, most folks are jeans and t-shirt types. We even had some PJ bottom folks in our class. Occasionally (like when everything else is dirty), folks get fancy. Some schools mandate business casual, but that’s rare. Our school only required us to dress up on days where we interacted with standardized patients or real ones.
In the second half of med school, folks go with business casual at the hospital. That usually implies dress pants and nice shirt, +/- tie for the guys, and dress pants + blouse/skirt/dress for girls. Some places are even more casual, like my current workplace, and allow jeans on Fridays.
I was going to say that I was glad I wasn’t asked because I dress like a hobo, but then I was tagged??!?!? Wooahhh…
Going to class is mostly optional since most of the lectures are recorded soooooo.. I wear my jammies and stay home LOL
However, we have some mandatory classes, OSCEs, patient interaction stuff where we have to dress up. Sometimes, they let us wear scrubs, which I think I abuse that right a little too much.
For our “how to be a doc” class, we’re supposed to dress up, but then we’re supposed to wear something loose-fitting and honestly the dress code is weird and makes no sense. I wear scrubs and I bring my white-coat.
For OMM, we wear work-out clothes or scrubs. I wear scrubs. (Are you seeing a pattern? LOL)
Otherwise, I wear jeans and a t-shirt
because I don’t know how to match my dress clothes and yea
Some schools, like LECOM, have a business/business-casual dress code for all classes, including lectures and minus OMM where you wear work-out clothes, meaning you have to change clothes at school. Also, from what I hear, you have to wear dress clothes to even study in the library?!?
Which reminds me.. I totally caught one of my classmates changing into dress clothes in the parking lot today.