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Are military residents required to wear BDU's or class B's or can they wear business casual/professional? Is it dependent on the location and/or specialty? I would imagine surgery and EM would be scrubs...how about FM? Or any others, if someone wants to comment.

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Are military residents required to wear BDU's or class B's or can they wear business casual/professional? Is it dependent on the location and/or specialty? I would imagine surgery and EM would be scrubs...how about FM? Or any others, if someone wants to comment.

thanks fellas.

Gotta LOL on the business casual/professional. If you are in a military facility, uniform of the day (Army) is BDUs with B's optional. Many in the procedural oriented specialties do wear scrubs, but depending on the dept head, scrubs are discouraged in clinic. In clinics I have run, scrubs are a no go, unless you are actively managing OB patients on the labor deck.
 

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Gotta LOL on the business casual/professional. If you are in a military facility, uniform of the day (Army) is BDUs with B's optional. Many in the procedural oriented specialties do wear scrubs, but depending on the dept head, scrubs are discouraged in clinic. In clinics I have run, scrubs are a no go, unless you are actively managing OB patients on the labor deck.
Do most docs wear BDU's or B's? Would it be considered pretentious to wear B's? I can't imagine that all day every day in boots would be much fun.
 

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Do most docs wear BDU's or B's? Would it be considered pretentious to wear B's? I can't imagine that all day every day in boots would be much fun.

These days it is BDUs. The idea is that it shows solidarity with those deployed. Actually the boots are not bad. If you get a good set of jungle boots and break them in, you will have no complaints about them. I wore them all the time when I was with the Marines, and they were very comfortable.
 

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These days it is BDUs. The idea is that it shows solidarity with those deployed. Actually the boots are not bad. If you get a good set of jungle boots and break them in, you will have no complaints about them. I wore them all the time when I was with the Marines, and they were very comfortable.

Hi-Tec's are nice if your unit allows them. Just like wearing tennis shoes.

David Carpenter, PA-C
 

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Oakleys for boots. They are authorized and great. They also have a gov't contract desk for half price on boots and shades.
 

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Do most docs wear BDU's or B's? Would it be considered pretentious to wear B's? I can't imagine that all day every day in boots would be much fun.

BDUs (ACUs, actually) are more comfortable than Class Bs.
 

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Yes, they are authorized for where with ACUs.
You have to call Oakley and tell them that you are with the military and they have a special order form because it is a gov't sales agreement. Its been a year since I bought mine. I ordered the size I normally wear and fit very well. Try 800-525-4334 and tell them its military sales and they will email you the forms for boots and shades.
 

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I am not precisiely certain of the regs on sunglasses because they are not a part of the uniform, only authorized for wear at cetain times - like sand boxes. Also, most boots have their logo somewhere on them - such as the Corcoran jump boots. So, I don't think it matters in the field. But there is always some garrison, chair-borne NCO who thinks he knows everything and quotes regs that may or may not apply. If the boss approves, then carry on.

When faced with a narrow reading of regs about what we can and cannot wear, I always call on "mission-essential" rhetoric - e.g., "If it supports the mission, it is authorized, especially in the field. Specialist goldie locks, have you ever been in the field?" That usually shuts them up.

I haven't bought the Oakley ballistic shades yet because I am cheap, but I might. Anyone have them?
 
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