What to wear to White Coat Ceremony?

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  1. DrFlower

    DrFlower Senior Member 5+ Year Member

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    Hello all,

    I apologize for the possibly redundant post (thought I saw one regarding this not too long ago)--but was wondering what is appropriate wear to the White Coat Ceremony? Does everyone wear their suits, or just business casual wear?

    Thanks so much for your input! :)
     
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  3. sandg

    sandg Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Our school sent us an email about this. At our ceremony, guys should wear a shirt and tie and ladies should wear a nice skirt or pants. I think the idea is to not wear a suit coat so you have room to put on your new white coat.
     
  4. mikedc813

    mikedc813 10+ Year Member

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    yeah this definitely makes sense, eh? don't wear a suit coat
     
  5. pharmer

    pharmer Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    banana hammock and tie. What else do you need...the white coat will cover just fine
     
  6. bigfrank

    bigfrank SDN Donor 7+ Year Member

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    Contrary to popular belief, don't wear a white coat TO the event.

    Otherwise, you'll be fine if you wear slacks/shirt/tie, no jacket needed.
     
  7. Pompacil

    Pompacil Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Other possibilities:

    Powder blue tux, dumb and dumber style

    Assless chaps

    Canadian tuxedo (full denim suit)

    Or you could fashion yourself a velcro break-away suit, you know, just to keep people on their toes as you go up to recieve your coat.
     
  8. TheFlash

    TheFlash Playtime Is Over 10+ Year Member

    our white coats were given to us at the ceremony itself and put on us by various faculty of the medical school. no need to wear a suit, as long as you look nice. i.e. don't show up wearing nothing but a french tickler.
     
  9. Gut Shot

    Gut Shot 10+ Year Member

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    As a performance artist, I recommend wearing saran wrap and filling your mouth with cocktail weiners.
     
  10. heldicus

    heldicus Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    wear everything you own. literally. but go commando.
     
  11. Arsenic

    Arsenic posting from the future Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    dress professionally but no suit
     
  12. Mr. Adventure

    Mr. Adventure Oat-Packing Dadaist 5+ Year Member

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    Getting a soapy...
    I would highly recommend going in the night before and changing your name to Mike Hawk on the cue card that the announcer will use.
     
  13. virilep

    virilep What can Brown do for u? 10+ Year Member

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    haahahhaah...so that's what they do in cincy
     
  14. ISU_Steve

    ISU_Steve Cranky old man 7+ Year Member

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    May I suggest pulling a Yossarian:

    [​IMG]
     
  15. DukeDoc08

    DukeDoc08 Member 5+ Year Member

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    LOL LOL that was on of the funniest Friends episodes of all time!!!
     
  16. Electrophys

    Electrophys Senior Member 5+ Year Member

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    Haha, I actually laughed out loud at this...its actually popular belief?
     
  17. dtreese

    dtreese Caramel Gollum 10+ Year Member

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    That's hunter green banana hammock.
     
  18. DrFlower

    DrFlower Senior Member 5+ Year Member

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    LOL, I was wondering the same thing! That would be pretty goofy, but entertaining. :)
     
  19. burlypie

    burlypie Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Keep your skirts on the longer side if you decide to forego pants. Short skirts with white coats just look *wrong* :)
     
  20. bravotwozero

    bravotwozero Chronically ambitious 10+ Year Member

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    Reminds me of the Cake (the band) song, "I want a girl with a short skirt and a loooooooooong jacket!"
     
  21. Dr Who

    Dr Who Future MD... 7+ Year Member

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    Damn dont you people have any decency!!!
    Hijacking this poor guys thread like that. :eek:
    This kind of childish behavior belongs in the lounge!

    So going back to the original question, wear high heals, a tight mini skirt and something that would show your belly button. If you are a girl then go with whatever you find hanging in your closet.
     
  22. Peterock

    Peterock "PeeT-Ro'k" 7+ Year Member

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    Deal with it
    Damn dude, that joke is dated. ;)
     
  23. 45408

    45408 aw buddy 7+ Year Member

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    Mike Hunt is a bit more of a classic.
     

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