Key concept: At all times, dress and behave in a way that would ensure that those around you are put at ease and engenders trust, whether they are your colleagues, your professors, or you patients.

  • Students should wear their photo identification badge at all times while on the medical campus.
  • During non-patient related activities, including but not limited to class and CLG, you must adhere to the following guidelines when attending classes in the learning studios and small conference rooms:
    • Do not wear extremely tight or short shorts. Longer shorts, capri-style pants, leggings, and jeans are acceptable for the classroom.
    • Polo shirts with a collar and t-shirts are acceptable provided they do not contain any offensive language or pictures.
    • Do not wear tube tops, halter tops, deep set necklines, sports bras on their own, see-through blouses, or very short tight skirts to class.
    • Shirts and blouses must extend to the waistband of the slacks or shorts. Bare midriffs are not acceptable.
    • Body art/tattoos should not be offensive.
    • Fingernails should be clean and maintained at a length that is not visible from the palmar aspect of the hand.
  • In the laboratories and patient care areas, OSHA regulations prohibit open-toed shoes. For purposes of safety, you must wear closed-toe shoes.
  • When you participate in any clinical activity and anticipate patient contact, you must dress in a professional manner.  Appropriate patient-interaction attire includes:
    • A button-down shirt, slacks (not jeans), belt, socks, and hard-soled shoes (i.e., no tennis shoes or sandals). A tie is optional.
    • Dress, blouse/sweater and skirt, or blouse/sweater and slacks. The toe area of the shoe must be closed.
    • Your white laboratory coat should be clean, pressed, and in good repair.
  • When engaged in patient-care related activities, you should not chew gum.
  • You should never wear scrub clothes outside of the laboratory or operating room.
  • In short, be modest and professional in your dress.
  • Faculty will provide feedback to students who are not in compliance with the dress code.  Repeated non-adherence to the dress code will result in a professionalism lapse.