I'll be a 1st year next month... looking @ my orientation schedule, we'll be seeing patients on the 1st day of classes and it says professional dress required... what do you suggest wearing for this?? Help from females appreciated... I have a lot of nice knee length skirts and dresses, many patterned/silk/linen nicer (maybe "going out" and more summery outfits) but I don't really feel any of them are appropriate to see patients in, at least, if I were a patient I wouldn't expect my doc to dress like that... but I am also not interested in wearing a suit jacket under my white coat, seems like it would be too hot. Should I suck it up and buy some plainer stuff from Pennys or something?? Thanks for any suggestions!