Professional Appearance of Postgraduate Trainees

As physicians, along with other health professionals, your principal focus is the client - your patient. Patients come from a wide range of cultures, diverse economic and educational backgrounds, as well as extremes in age groups. In addition, they and their families come to us often under a great deal of stress and vulnerability. It behoves us all to present ourselves as professionals who are sensitive and responsive to our patient's expectations regarding appropriate identification, apparel, et cetera while on active duty.