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Dmu Formal Dress Code?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by megswegs82, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. megswegs82

    megswegs82 2+ Year Member

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    Hey DMU students! I will become a first year student this August. I have been looking through my orientation packet and there are several panels discussing dress code. Are they instituting a formal dress code?

    When I was there for my interview everyone was casual. Please say that they aren't trying to change that!
     
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  3. babyruth

    babyruth Babyruth 5+ Year Member

    Hope not. I remember a dress code issue my first year as well and it is loosely interpreted as 'you can't come looking like a hooker, a bum, or like you just woke up.' Does it say anything about dress slacks or anything?
     
  4. megswegs82

    megswegs82 2+ Year Member

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    No it doesn't say that specifically...it just says that on one of our orientation days that there is going to be a panel that will discuss "dress standards"
     
  5. From my perusal of the student handbook it looks like business casual is preferred. No t-shirts.

    Which is about 95% of my wardrobe. Heh. :D
     
  6. theunc31

    theunc31 Member 7+ Year Member

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    I'm a current DMU student and the only day that I would recommend dressing up for is when you get your ID photos taken. You'll have to use this when you go on rotations, etc. The other days, guys mainly wore either t-shirts (tasteful) or polo shirts and jeans. They just don't want you dressing ridiculously (don't wear a Miller Lite t-shirt) and don't stand out the first day, it's not worth it. Enjoy the rest of your Summer and I look forward to meeting some of you this Fall.
     
  7. Boner

    Boner I just blue myself 7+ Year Member

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    There is something on the DMU portal main page about dress code. However, the document won't open :confused:
     
  8. Krazykritter

    Krazykritter Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    You are more than welcome to wear T-shirts. They just want things to be in good shape & not offensive. Here's the keyword for the rest of your life: Professionalism. I can't even tell you how many times you are going to hear that word in the next 4 years.
     
  9. babyruth

    babyruth Babyruth 5+ Year Member

    Scrubs were looked down on the first year, but by second year, most of our class were a little more laid back or didn't care. Like I said, don't look like a hooker or a bum, if you can help it. Maybe ask your friends, "Do I look like a hooker or a bum?" Try to ask the ones that don't look like said characters and you will be fine.
     
  10. Orthodoc40

    Orthodoc40 7+ Year Member

    They have hookers & bums in Iowa?! :eek:
    It's just that, well... I wasn't expecting any competition! :(
     
  11. Pansit

    Pansit 5+ Year Member

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    How about the white coats, are there specific times you have to wear them? Maybe when doing community service or SPAL?
     
  12. Orthodoc40

    Orthodoc40 7+ Year Member

    Probably not 'til 3rd & 4th year.
     
  13. Cuthbert

    Cuthbert DINH 10+ Year Member

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    Yep, but please don't be the guy/gal who puts their white coat on at home, runs all over town to do errands with it on and then goes to SPAL - those dorks! :D

    I mostly wore warm ups and t-shirts. I could care less what people think about what I look like when I'm just sitting in class trying to be comfortable while I learn. Who do I need to be professional for at that time? Nobody, that's who. My ass is there to learn, not to look like an uptight geek. *rant over*
     
  14. theunc31

    theunc31 Member 7+ Year Member

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    You wear them for each SPAL and also for some community service events (i.e. I'm giving sports physicals to kids in about a month and they tell you to wear your white coat for that). I second the notion of not wearing it to class everyday and not shopping for groceries with it on. It's fun to put it on, but only do so at the right time. :)
     
  15. toothless rufus

    toothless rufus 7+ Year Member

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    Nice one!! :D

    I think hooker-bums are gonna hit it in a big fashion frenzy!!

    BTW, unless med school is free, you should be able to show up in a g-string and nipple tassels if that helps you learn. At least I can still wear them under my professional attire. :thumbup:
     
  16. Orthodoc40

    Orthodoc40 7+ Year Member

    Phew! That's a relief! :D
     
  17. Boner

    Boner I just blue myself 7+ Year Member

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    This finally became available on the DMU portal:

    How should I dress?

    Dress for informational sessions is business casual. Of course, you are welcome to dress comfortably and casually for the evening social events. At DMU, business casual means looking relaxed yet neat and pulled together. Here are some examples:

    For women: trousers, capris/long shorts that are tailored (no running shorts or short skirts). Jeans that are neat and in good condition are acceptable. No bare midriffs please!

    For men: khaki trousers or shorts (no running shorts). Jeans that are neat and in good condition are acceptable. Collared shirt, sport shirt or t-shirt. Dress sandals or loafers.
     
  18. Kuba

    Kuba Physician 10+ Year Member

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    Sorry to inflitrate your thread here, but that's business casual?! lol, jeans, tshirt, and sandals?
     
  19. life_saver

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    Damn! Is it too late to get my $1000 back!?!? :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
  20. Orthodoc40

    Orthodoc40 7+ Year Member

    :laugh: Maybe in the midwest it is? :confused:
     
  21. SOUNDMAN

    SOUNDMAN Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    To add to the policy, there are those that wear sweats to class, and they are "frowned" upon and look like little teenagers still in undergrad, and I make fun of one person in particular that does it ALL the time.

    During orientation they say specifically you shouldn't wear sweats (have to draw the line somewhere) and the reasoning is legit:

    They have people coming through the school all of the time, with the dean and the president who are very influencial in the Iowa community. (President is the former governor of the state.) They want this to look like a medical school not some fraternity house.

    That's why I think the sweats are a little too casual, as the same "comfort" can be accomplished with shorts or comfortable jeans, etc.

    Can't wear hats IN the auditorium, but I wear one occasionally as do others in the rest of the building. I wear shorts and t-shirts a lot, sometimes jbone comes naked, but that is a different story.
     

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