Monday, September 10, 2012

WHITE COATS.

This has got to be my most ridiculous post ever, a poor attempt to be a medical fashionista ( whatever that means) - carry on at your own peril:

I have noticed that different doctors have different ways of wearing their white coats:

1. BUTTON DOWN

I guess this is the traditional way of wearing it.


2. OPEN FRONT JACKET .

This is a more relaxed way of wearing it, you could be wearing a designer shirt or blouse underneath that must be appreciated at all cost.


3. BUTTONING FIRST OR SECOND BUTTONS ONLY

This is bringing one's personal style to it.


4. BUTTONING FIRST AND SECOND BUTTONS ONLY.

Similar to above.


5. WAIST LENGTH COAT.

Well, It either gets longer or shorter.


6.KNEE LENGTH COAT.

No problem so far you don't trip


7. FOLDED SLEEVES.

Well, you wouldn't want to take germs home, would you?


8. SHORT SLEEVES

Again, similar to above.


9. WEARING NO WHITE COAT AT ALL.

I guess this is self explanatory.




So there you have it. Do you have any preferences? Are there any institutional laws guiding the length of your ward coats? Do you know any other fashionable way of wearing it?


All images courtesy picasa web albums.

8 comments:

  1. I worked with a Dr who wore his coat down to his knees. One Saturday morning he came in dressed very casually in a pair of shorts,with the coat on it looked like he wasn't wearing any pants.

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    1. Hahaha, that's hilarious, thanks for stopping by, would have loved to get your name though.

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  2. I worked in pediatrics where we wore no coats at all. Which actually doesn't make much sense considering we are the most likely to get peed and pooed upon.

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    1. I never did get that about paediatrics, they said it was because they didn't want to frighten the kids...

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  3. Yes, apparently we look less intimidating holding a long sharp needle if we don't wear our coats...

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  4. Docs don't wear white coats in the UK any more - all to do with this infection control madness...

    Anna :o]

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    1. Yes, the trend is slowly catching on here too, but we're a long way from completely discarding them.

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