I wear them. I have some girlier, nicer looking ones, but I still will wear the snake skin ones with dress pants as well. For me, comfort is the priority when I'm working. As a student, I have enough working against me already.
Surgery actually doesn't get too messy, unless you're on trauma.my running shoes were so much more comfortable than danskos...at least to me. however, you're screwed if you something tasty on your running shoes. you can just wipe the danskos down if you get blood on them