is there a double standard regarding male vs female dress code on rotations? so far, there have been days where i wear a dress shirt and tie with dockers or corduroys. other times, i wear a polo with no phrases or designs on it underneath my white coat when the heat is bad. i have not gotten any flack for it yet, but we were joking with some residents that the AM clinic should have a shirt-and-tie dress code (very few actually wear ties), so we started doing it. however, some female compadres have worn tank tops and similar flimsy or lacey blouses under their white coats and often wear open-toe shoes and sandals. all guys so far have worn dress shoes or surgical clogs. i was talking to a NP about this, and she said she never thought about it before but agrees that there is one among students. she says she always wear nylons even when they're not really appropriate just because there is a certain "standard" that must be adhered to. is there a double standard? aren't open-toe shoes just an accident waiting to happen like if a guy with a variceal bleed just starts oozing all over those freshly painted toes? you decide... -s.