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Dress Code

 

Patients and their families have reasonable expectations that their care givers present themselves in a professional manner both in demeanor and appearance.

The following are guidelines* for dress whenever students have contact with patients, whether in the classroom, in the clinical skills center, or in a clinical setting Please note that some departments or facilities may have stricter guidelines that students should adhere to while in those settings.

Men: Men should wear trousers (no jeans or shorts), dress shirt and a tie. Tight and revealing clothing is inappropriate. Tennis shoes (sneakers) are not appropriate dress. A white coat is recommended and the University of Virginia identification badge is required at all times. Hair should be clean and neatly groomed. Beards and/or moustaches, if worn, shall be neatly groomed.

Women: Women should wear a dress, skirt or slacks (no jeans or shorts). Tight and revealing clothing is inappropriate. Tennis shoes (sneakers) are not appropriate dress. A white coat is recommended and the University of Virginia identification badge is required at all times. Hair should be clean and neatly groomed.

Surgical dress guidelines: All Personal Protective Equipment (e.g., masks, hats, booties) must be removed upon leaving OR’s/procedural areas. Medical Center issued surgical/ procedural attire should only be worn as outlined in the Infection Control Manual (see Surgical/Procedural Attire) and shall not be worn to and from work.

* These guidelines augment (not replace) Medical Center Policy 0051


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