Academic Catalog

Professional Appearance

Student professional dress and conduct should, at all times, reflect the dignity and standards of the medical profession. It is important that MPAS students dress in a manner that is respectful to their professors, classmates, patients and other interprofessional and administrative colleagues. Students are expected to dress modestly and in good taste while on campus and during educational activities at other affiliated clinical rotations or sites. Professional appearance includes good grooming and hygiene. In both clinical and non-clinical settings all students should use discretion with fragrances, as patients, classmates and instructors may have allergies or sensitivities.

  • No tank tops
  • No shorts above mid-thigh
  • No exposure of midriff
  • No low-cut shirts or blouses or other revealing garments
  • No offensive language or pictures on clothing
  • Clothing that is clean and without rips, tears or frayed hems
  • No sandals, flip flops, open toed shoes

Note: Uniform requirements may vary. See your clinical coordinator for the specific uniform requirements for your location and/or clinical site.