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Hi Everyone!

I was browsing the DO boards because I didn't have anything better to do, well I do but you know, SDN is addicting.

The DO people were talking about wearing uniforms and nice attire to school, as in no jeans and what not.

Is this the case in allopathic schools as well? :confused:
 

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Yes. From what I can tell the dress code for every interview is business formal. Definitely no jeans unless you want to explain that your luggage got lost on the way there.
 

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Maybe he's not talking about interview attire but daily medical student attire? If so then I don't believe there is a dress code for the first two years when you're just going to lecture. During clinicals it'll be the white coat and some sorta dress code most likely.
 

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I am unaware of any dress codes at allopathic and osteopathic medical schools. Keep in mind that there is a code of conduct specifically for medical students that say they should be dressed professionally on a daily basis. Interpret that as you may.
 

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Oops...looks like I misread the question.

Also, I've heard rumors that Mayo has people dress up for class. Anyone else heard this?
 

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My brother went to optometry school at Nova in FL, and they had a dress code. Shirt and tie everyday to class, and shirt had to be tucked in. I haven't heard for md schools though. The DO school down there might be required since his class had a dress code. :thumbdown:
 

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MWillie said:
Maybe he's not talking about interview attire but daily medical student attire? If so then I don't believe there is a dress code for the first two years when you're just going to lecture. During clinicals it'll be the white coat and some sorta dress code most likely.
The DO board posts seem to indicate that T shirts or bathing suits are required for some classes to afford easy access to a bare back. If they have that in pre-allo all my lat work will finally pay off. :rolleyes:
 

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From the med students I've seen at my interviews, I would say that most schools don't have a dress attire. Most students were wearing jeans.
 

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when i went to a do school, a lot of the students were dressed nicely. not exactly formal. just nicely. as in the girls would wear slacks and a blouse, and the guys would have khakis and a neat shirt, stuff that actually fits. i don't know if it's a dress code or peer pressure though. although they said for OMM labs, they have to have a bare back, so the girls would wear something like a sports bra or bikini top, and the guys would just take off their shirts. after i heard that, i realized why most of the students were in really good shape.
 

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Allo schools are extremely casual. Most people take every chance they can to dress down. There are days if you are working in the hospital where you wear professional attire (ie pants/skirt and nice shirt for girls and pants, button down and tie for guys) with your white coat. Otherwise though very casual especially on dissection days.
 

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Larsitron said:
Oops...looks like I misread the question.

Also, I've heard rumors that Mayo has people dress up for class. Anyone else heard this?
When we're in class, we're allowed to wear whatever. But every time we see patients, we dress formal attire (suits for guys, whatever the equivalent is for gals). We don't do the white coat thing, so instead of the white coat, imagine a sport coat/blazer. It's a little disorienting at first, but the patients actually seem to really like it.
 

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agp4 said:
When we're in class, we're allowed to wear whatever. But every time we see patients, we dress formal attire (suits for guys, whatever the equivalent is for gals). We don't do the white coat thing, so instead of the white coat, imagine a sport coat/blazer. It's a little disorienting at first, but the patients actually seem to really like it.
Yup, birthday suit for class, formal suits for patients. but some schools have you wear the white coat and all.
 

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Many of the Osteopathic schools have dress codes. Some schools require business attire, some require scurbs, some scrubs and white coat, etc. OMM class often requires gym type clothes.