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Denver White coat?

Discussion in 'Emergency Medicine' started by vacoug, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. vacoug

    vacoug Banned Banned 7+ Year Member

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    Can anyone tell me what length of white coat medical students wear at denver. I am going there for an away rotation. At my school we use long white coats which has its pluses and minuses. A plus when a cute nurse is looking to flirt with a doctor, a minus when theres a code and they throw you in the room to run it. Anyways, I just don't want to stick out as the student that dresses like an attending. Thanks:D
     
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  3. GeneralVeers

    GeneralVeers Globus Hystericus Physician 10+ Year Member

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    You're in the ER. You shouldn't wear a white coat. If you wear one, either you're not working hard enough, or getting dirty enough.
     
  4. Apollyon

    Apollyon Screw the GST Physician Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

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    Wrong. If you're so sloppy you are getting blood and body fluids on you every day, you need to be more careful.

    The white coat is a personal decision (and then over scrubs or not), and, I can tell you, in our 100K+ community hospital ED in an otherwise academic facility, I certainly work my butt off, and am not splashing BBF on myself.

    I understand where you're coming from, but this is a student, and you're painting a "one size fits all" picture concretely, when it's not a concrete answer. I don't even know - do they require a coat at Denver for students? If they do, your answer is not applicable.
     
  5. RxnMan

    RxnMan Who, me? A doctor? Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    I volunteered there for two years and the only people who wore white coats were attendings.

    Proviso: I am not a CU student. Best thing to do would be to talk to the CU student rotation coordinator and ask them how CU students are expected to dress.
     
  6. streetdoc

    streetdoc Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    I rotated there last summer and the students (residents and attendings as well) typically didn't wear coats...at least none that i saw.
    enjoy your month!
    where are you staying? whose your mentor?
    streetdoc
     
  7. Dr.McNinja

    Dr.McNinja Nobel War Prize Winner Moderator Physician Faculty 10+ Year Member

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    The school will give you a dress code. All of my away rotations did. One said matching scrubs only, one said dress clothes, one said no thongs, they're really quite funny.

    One did say short white coat though.
     
  8. SoCuteMD

    SoCuteMD 10+ Year Member

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    Where? I'm not rotating there.

    j/k.
     
  9. GeneralVeers

    GeneralVeers Globus Hystericus Physician 10+ Year Member

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    You need a better sarcasm detector. I was making a witty, but not serious observation.
     
  10. Apollyon

    Apollyon Screw the GST Physician Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

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    That's under advisement.

    True dat. But YOU need an extra shift to think about what you've done!
     
  11. Dr.McNinja

    Dr.McNinja Nobel War Prize Winner Moderator Physician Faculty 10+ Year Member

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    We had a big discussion about it, and we ended up assuming it meant flip flops, because otherwise it didn't make any sense.
    However, it also said to wear white underwear under white pants (directly below the unicolor scrubs instructions), so whom knows?
     
  12. StudentDoc327

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    LOL yeah I rotated at the same place. The clerkship director told us that not wearing thongs has been in the dress code for such a long time and they just haven't changed it. He specificaly told us the 'thongs' referred to were of the footwear variety and everything else was our own business.
     
  13. totalbodypain

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    Coats, if you wear one as a student are short at Denver Health or any of the CU rotation sites.
    Hope that helps,
    TBP
     
  14. vacoug

    vacoug Banned Banned 7+ Year Member

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    Thanks for the info. I am staying with my sister in-law out in rockborough, ie. the middle of nowhere and they haven't assigned me my mentor yet. By the way, any Denver specific advice?:thumbup:
     
  15. Dr.Evil1

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    No, I'm sure that it actually meant underwear. You have to remember that about 3 or 4 years ago before they came up with low rise underwear to match with the low rise pants it was a thong party every time women wore tight stylish pants. God, I miss those days.
     
  16. BadVB750

    BadVB750 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Sometimes it is also a nightmare. Girls that stand 5'2" and weigh as much as 6'4" line backer shouldn't wear skinny jeans with leopard print thongs. At least I think she was a female.
     
  17. Dr.McNinja

    Dr.McNinja Nobel War Prize Winner Moderator Physician Faculty 10+ Year Member

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    What are those, did you skin a cheetah?
     
  18. BadVB750

    BadVB750 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    No, but I did throw up in my mouth a little.
     
  19. AmoryBlaine

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    I've seen girls like you describe sort of park the side-strips of the thong on top of the fat roll spilling over the top of the tight pants. It seems like a very convenient and well-functioning strategy.
     
  20. Dr.McNinja

    Dr.McNinja Nobel War Prize Winner Moderator Physician Faculty 10+ Year Member

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    That is called a muffin-top.
     
  21. SewerRat

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    as one of the Denver residents:
    either no coat or a short one.

    make sure to show your whale tail either way
     

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