Why we doctors should dress to impress

OPINION


Anybody who has ever been to Europe knows that fashion trends and the way people dress are very different from the United States, and generally more formal and fashion conscious (not to make a generalization—but it’s true).

Growing up in England, every school has a uniform from an early age (there are pictures of me wearing a tiny little shirt, tie, blazer and hat to preschool when I was only four years old!).

In medical school, it was mandatory for males to wear a shirt and tie on clinical rotations, and females were advised to wear professional business