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One more attire thread... ER volunteering

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by schooltill30, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. schooltill30

    schooltill30 Doctor Acula 2+ Year Member

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    I saw a few clothing threads (bad pun here, sorry), so I might as well add another. What to wear while volunteering in an ER?
     
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  3. eternalrage

    eternalrage Even Kal has bad days... 10+ Year Member

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    Check with your ER, they may have a required dress code. I had to wear a ER volunteer collared short sleeve with khakis and black shoes.
     
  4. Doctor~Detroit

    Doctor~Detroit this poll sux!!! 2+ Year Member

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    your safest bet would be light green scrubs (top and bottom), a utility belt (trauma shears, bandages, oxygen tubing), glasses with a splash guard attachment, army surplus combat boots, and thick rubber dish-washing gloves.

    or you can be boring and go office casual.
     
  5. schooltill30

    schooltill30 Doctor Acula 2+ Year Member

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    I was actually thinking of getting all Patch adams on them. :rolleyes:
     
  6. Doctor~Detroit

    Doctor~Detroit this poll sux!!! 2+ Year Member

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    oh. is this a pediatric emergency room? if not, then i'd think going gallagher would be more appropriate.
     
  7. JennyB

    JennyB 5+ Year Member

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    I wore professional clothes while volunteering - dress pants and a top - with close-toed shoes and a white coat.
     
  8. the volunteer dress code at the UMC for me is slacks or dark pants and a collared shirt (preferably the one they give us)
     
  9. MossPoh

    MossPoh Textures intrigue me 7+ Year Member

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    I wore just kakis and a collared shirt, but some of the docs actually wanted me to change into scrubs for the style points I guess. Whatever...I wore Pjs for 12 hours
     
  10. KGundy

    KGundy Med School Hopeful! 2+ Year Member

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    Dress code here is khakis, a collared volunteer shirt (w/ the hospital logo), and tennis shoes
     
  11. Kfire326

    Kfire326 7+ Year Member

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    At my ED, for an internship, we wear:

    Males: Slacks, button down shirt, white coat, sneakers is fine (almost nobody wears anything else)

    Females: Slacks or a skirt past the knees, a top with sleeves past the elbows that DOES NOT show cleavage or even come close to it. Hair up or tied back. Sneakers are fine too.

    Matching might be an issue with sneakers, but I don't care. I wear my standard male outfit with white sneakers and nobody cares. Everyone wears 'em. Male doctors wear sneakers with their suits/slacks also. Matching sneakers for women, I'm not sure about. Come to think of it, all of the female residents wear sneakers, while the attendings and interns (my colleagues) seem to be wearing shoes that i assume are comfy.

    Strict volunteering (like changing sheets, restocking rooms, etc):

    They say black pants and NO jeans, but everyone wears black jeans. Honestly, we can wear anything as long as we have black pants/jeans covering our legs and our volunteers jacket w/ ID card visible.
     

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