I've been considering having my hair dreaded for a long time now, but waited to finish med school interviews so I could avoid any unnecessary judgment about my appearance. Now that I've been accepted and will be starting school in the fall, how big of a deal would it be to have dreadlocks? I am a clean person and plan to take good care of them and keep them looking nice and not ratty or messy. Is this an awful idea? Should I wait until partway through the first semester to give professors a chance to know me before judging me? Does anybody have (or know medical students who have) dreadlocks and have info about how dreads effected their med school experience? Thanks! As a side note, I am a white female (just in case that influences your response).