Dress Code

Dress Code

Patients and their families have reasonable expectations that their care givers present themselves in a professional manner both in demeanor and appearance.

The following are guidelines* for dress on the wards:

Men:  Men should wear trousers (no jeans), dress shirt and a tie. Tennis shoes (sneakers) are not appropriate dress. A white coat is recommended and the University of Virginia identification badge is required at all times. Hair should be clean and neatly groomed. Beards and/or moustaches, if worn, shall be neatly groomed.

Women:  Women should wear a dress, skirt or slacks (no jeans). Tennis shoes (sneakers) are not appropriate dress. A white coat is recommended and the University of Virginia identification badge is required at all times. Hair should be clean and neatly groomed.

* These guidelines augment (not replace) Medical Center Policy 0051