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What do you wear to work?  I realize that this depends on your specialty.  I have a surgeon friend whom I've rarely ever seen in real clothes, just scrubs.

I work two jobs, one is UC.  I'm thinking about wearing scrubs to that one.  I'm tired of getting my clothes messy.

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Primary care-- scrubs
Fast track-- also scrubs.

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I work in UC and all of us wear scrubs. Business casual is an option but I have never seen anyone in anything but scrubs.

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The VA doesn't want us to wear scrubs. Business Casual in primary care.

I would LOVE to work in nice scrubs with my name embroidered. It would be more comfortable, more amenable to doing ortho exams and save my money for clothes I want to wear during off hours. 

I also like the idea of not having MRSA and other junk exposed to my street clothes............................

I think scrubs can be professional and tasteful if not baggy, totally wrinkled or too tight.

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I'm in rural primary care...One of the perks of working in medicine is getting to wear pajamas to work...scrubs all the way! 

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SCRUBS! One of my favorite things about the job. ;)

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I have worked with some MAs who wear scrubs that have a sausage casing affect - one big sneeze and everything might come busting out - not much left to the imagination.

Got this from my Mom - I don't like the bottoms of pant legs dragging on the ground or ragged. 

Don't want to see underwear either.

Yep, I am an old Mom..................................

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Business casual under a white coat. Some people wear ties, but not me; been there, done that.


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3 minutes ago, UGoLong said:

Business casual under a white coat. Some people wear ties, but not me; been there, done that.

Same. Slacks and a button up under a white coat, no tie. With very comfy loafers because I've learned the hard way comfortable shoes can make or break a 12+ hour shift.

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I gave up the white coat about 20 years ago.

Not skinny anymore and I can make you a hot flash to beat all others.............

White coats are too snuggly on me and never stay clean. I just find them uncomfortable and a tad pretentious in some settings. 

My patients relate to me if I kind of look like them - similar dress, etc. 

Many conversations have started with comparing Keen shoes or asking about my silly socks - my trademark.

I have strongly considered a toolbelt in some settings instead of a white coat - too many things to keep up with............

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Scrubs in sleep medicine, business casual in primary/occ med.  I prefer scrubs, but my SP has been in business casual forever, and I'm integrating into his practice, so I'm reasonably  happy to do the business casual thing.

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Navy Working Uniform Type 3. I will however find any excuse I can to put on scrubs for a procedure. "That shave biopsy might get really bloody. Better wear my scrubs!"

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Shirt and tie under white coat, outpatient ortho clinic. Wish I could wear scrubs, but the surgeon I work with (and most of the rest of the practice) wear a shirt and tie.

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Scrubs. I love not having to think about what I'm going to wear for work. I have a white coat, I wear it for daily pre-rounds as well as formal family meetings. Au-thor-i-tah and all that.

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3 hours ago, AbeTheBabe said:

Shirt and tie under white coat, outpatient ortho clinic. Wish I could wear scrubs, but the surgeon I work with (and most of the rest of the practice) wear a shirt and tie.

Oh man, that blows. We rock scrubs in our ortho practice. Although I will throw on my white coat every now and then for sh*ts and giggles.

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Scrubs thankfully, I save so much time and money! Occasionally wear my white coat when they crank the AC down...

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Because the AC is blowing all the time in my ER, I'm usually in my 5:11's (lots of pockets for signature block stamp, Rx pads/PALS/ACLS cribnotes and other memory joggers, external brain [iPhone],head lamp and eye pro/reading glasses ) and a long sleeve collared shirt with cuffs up a couple rolls.  5-11 pants are great - you can do business casual with them, the extra internal mag pockets are wonderful for storage, they're blood resistant and virtually indestructible.  I'll sometimes go t shirt with scrub top or I have some golf shirts that Vistaprint did up for me with name, credentials and a stethoscope embroidered on them.  If it gets too cold or I'm working with plaster, I get my lab coat out (or if I'm doing OR assist and staying in full scrubs after - weird habit/requirement from a few places I worked at in past).  For tools, I have my Leatherman Raptor medical multi-tool - it's a fold up penny shear, seat-belt ripper, ring cutter, O2 key, window punch/skull crusher all in one.  I'm also a big fan of the 4 in 1 multi-coloured Bic pens.  I have a pair of non-slip work place Sketcher loafers I wear only at work.

 

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Navy Working Uniform Type 3. I will however find any excuse I can to put on scrubs for a procedure. "That shave biopsy might get really bloody. Better wear my scrubs!"
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Wow lots of uniform changes since I was in the Navy! We didn't have digis/cammies like those. FMF had Cammies but not like those IIRC. I was blue side corpsman so work blues/whites or dungarees (with Dixie cups which I'm told are gone now? or we wore our netback/snap back command caps) and boondockers or dress shoes. I worked in OR so mostly scrubs.

Now I wear business Casual. One of our site directors implemented a "casual Friday" so I wear nice jeans and a nice casual button up or golf/polo shirt with chukkas, Chelseas, or even nice sneakers on Fridays. He and I are the only ones who do casual Friday" oddly enough lol.

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6 hours ago, Joelseff said:

Wow lots of uniform changes since I was in the Navy! We didn't have digis/cammies like those. FMF had Cammies but not like those IIRC. I was blue side corpsman so work blues/whites or dungarees (with Dixie cups which I'm told are gone now? emoji53.pngemoji35.png or we wore our netback/snap back command caps) and boondockers or dress shoes. I worked in OR so mostly scrubs.

Now I wear business Casual. One of our site directors implemented a "casual Friday" so I wear nice jeans and a nice casual button up or golf/polo shirt with chukkas, Chelseas, or even nice sneakers on Fridays. He and I are the only ones who do casual Friday" oddly enough lol.

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We change about every 6 months :/ the type 3 is a very recent change. They don't even have enough for everyone yet.

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Thoracic medicine/critcare PA here working in a rural setting. Shirt and tie while working in the office and scrubs when covering/rounding in the hospital. White coat on top per system dress code. :O 

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Had a photoshoot today to promote our New Team Based Care (Docs with AHPs) model so I wore a tie, dress shirt and slacks... When they left tie came off and sleeves rolled up... I have a BPH pt and an "inguinal pain" pt scheduled today so don't wanna get my dress shirt sleeves compromised

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Joelseff, LMAO!  I hear you man, those BPH checks with long-sleeves can be brutal!

BTW, what is AHPs?

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White jacket with business casual.  Family Practice PA.

I wore scrubs when I worked UC and ER, rarely white jacket then, cuz you all know what color it is by the end of the shift.

 

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Joelseff, LMAO!  I hear you man, those BPH checks with long-sleeves can be brutal!

BTW, what is AHPs?

It's what my system calls PAs and NPs...we are now implementing AHPs with Docs who have a certain amount of pts in their panel so they will have a dedicated provider sharing their panel. Before we would just see whoever's overflow making for a lot of chaos and lack of continuity of care.

 

Lol the BPH guy canceled but a BRBPR pt took his place so the sleeves stay rolled up! Lol

 

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If I never have to wear a white coat again I'll be thrilled!  Can't stand them!

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The "ER mullet" (scrubs and khakis +/- lab coat).

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Scrubs +/- white coat or athletic jacket

Check out Medelita -- just got new white coats and scrub jacket from here. It's a PA owned company! The quality is great. Prices are high, but I just used CME $. They seem to have a lot of sales too.

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23 hours ago, EMEDPA said:

The "ER mullet" (scrubs and khakis +/- lab coat).

I don't think i can express how much i love this.

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On a Hospitalist service where business casual is the code, but the last 3 years I've been on random pilots (currently in the ER starting up a transition unit) and my one requirement is scrubs (took that over a small raise even), hate the thought of going back to real world dress. I have a white coat collecting dust in my locker that I'll wear once a year to a department meeting (my chief and Attendings aren't fooled... but don't really care either).

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I wear a dress typically.  No white coat.  My SP doesn't wear a white coat either.  We are in family medicine, private practice.

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Rural FP, business casual currently.. need to make the switch to scrubs. SP wears scrubs almost daily. 

best place to get scrubs (+ name embroidered) for the office? Just looking for traditional mens scrubs, nothing fancy. 

I'm afraid the hospital scrubs i've acquired during rotations are too sloppy for the office. 

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2 hours ago, SCPA said:

Rural FP, business casual currently.. need to make the switch to scrubs. SP wears scrubs almost daily. 

best place to get scrubs (+ name embroidered) for the office? Just looking for traditional mens scrubs, nothing fancy. 

I'm afraid the hospital scrubs i've acquired during rotations are too sloppy for the office. 

I like barco's grays anatomy line and Carhart scrubs personally.  Both have belt loops so I can not worry about re-tying my pants every 10 seconds.  I've bought them from local shops and online...most places run sales pretty often 

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12 hours ago, SCPA said:

Rural FP, business casual currently.. need to make the switch to scrubs. SP wears scrubs almost daily. 

best place to get scrubs (+ name embroidered) for the office? Just looking for traditional mens scrubs, nothing fancy. 

I'm afraid the hospital scrubs i've acquired during rotations are too sloppy for the office. 

I second carhart scrubs.  I have several pairs of the two toned scrubs (have a contrasting color for the arm sleeves and across the shoulders).  The pants have lots of pockets. 

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