Clinical Attire Policy
Clinical attire should be worn in all situations where white coats are required. Clinical attire is expected throughout the second year rotations. During the first year of PA education, clinical attire is expected during patient interviews, during Emergency Room observation, during clinical labs when students are examining simulated patients, during phlebotomy sessions and when visiting facilities for further educational opportunities. Students who are not dressed appropriately for clinical encounters will not participate in clinical experience.
As a medical professional, you should always ask yourself if you are dressed in a manner that denotes professionalism and respect from patients and other health care providers. During surgical rotations, scrubs are the accepted attire. Students doing rotations should not wear scrubs out of the facility as street clothes. PA students will abide by the dress code of the participating institution or office practice. Scrubs are not for use as departmental uniforms, or as a substitute for business casuals or personal clothes. PA students will at all times wear WFU identifying name tags and explain their role as PA students to the patients.
- White coats with identification
- Men: Trousers with shirt and tie
Women: Dress pants, skirts, dresses - No miniskirts or low-cut blouses
- Closed toe shoes
- No jeans or shorts
- Avoid excessive jewelry
- No fragrances
Updated May 2011