Hello, question for anybody in general surgery residency...is it OK for guys to sport "intermittent" facial hair while on call. I'm the kind of guy who can shave at 7 A.M. and have a 5 o'clock shadow by noon. And it gets exponentiall worse after that...as in I look like I haven't shaved for an entire week after only about 3 days. So I'm wondering...is it OK to only shave once in a while (1-2x per week) during residency, or is this considered "unprofessional" when you make rounds and consulate with patients. I'm asking because I hate shaving in the first place and only shave 1-2x a week as it is now, and the last thing I need is to do it like 2-3x while on a 36-hour call.