10+ Year Member
- Dec 11, 2008
Why would a Pre-Med need to own a lab coat? Is one needed? If so, why?
Lol, I am a bit clumsy...Are you inclined to spill stuff all over yourself?
I've taken lots of chem, bio, biochem labs and only 1-2% of the students wear a lab coat.
They weren't particularly disposed to soiling their clothes, they were just blow-hards.
Don't want wear a labcoat. It's an ugly trait among undergrads that compels your labmates to spit in your petri dish.
The cardinal sin is wearing a labcoat with your name embroidered over your left breast pocket
When I shadowed, I was asked to wear one by the attending. He didn't make it sound like I had an option, either.
unless you're going to tell them how to deal with pee on their scrubs, don't tell them to do that.Lab coats are very warm. I would recommend wearing one all the time. Not because you're pre-med, but because they're just nice and warm.
Also, scrubs are very comfortable underneath a lab coat, and you want to be comfortable, so you should definitely think about investing in 6-7 sets.
Yup, scrubs and a lab coat. Warmth and comfort. Wear it every day.