Dress Code

doctors studying skeleton

  1. No flip-flops or Crocs
  2. No plunging necklines or visible body cleavage/undergarments
  3. No shorts, cut-offs, or skirts that are shorter than student's white coat… When seated, skirts should cover at least to the mid-thigh
  4. No fading, holes, dragging or frayed cuffs on trousers/slacks. Blue jeans are NOT acceptable. Professional-appearing trousers or slacks of full-length should be worn.
  5. No t-shirts or shirts with slogans, stains, tears. A collared shirt for men and a conservative shirt/blouse for women is expected. For gentlemen, a tie is highly recommended but not mandatory. Ties should be clean and well-fitted.
  6. A clean white coat must be worn. Your Tulane I.D. badge should be visible.
  7. Body art should not be visible.
  8. Fingernails should be trimmed, clean, and not flamboyantly decorated/painted.
  9. Hair should be clean and neat; if long, it should not interfere with the exam (hair should not touch patient). Facial hair should be neatly trimmed.
  10. Earrings and other body piercings should not be bizarre or distracting. Tongue rings are not allowed.
  11. Cell phone use of any kind is not permitted while interviewing/examining patients.

Note to the students:
Any student not conforming to these guidelines will not be allowed to enter the patient's/SP's exam room. Students whose religious or cultural customs may conflict with certain aspects of this dress code should speak with the Office of Student Affairs. Patients expect that their doctors will be dressed professionally, so now is the time to adapt to this reasonable expectation. Professional attire inspires confidence among patients and helps to reinforce the doctor-patient bond. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. Approved by Student Affairs Committee on February 7, 2012