What are the guidelines with respect to professional work attire for females?
Posted by Student Helpdesk, Last modified by Nkemcho Ojeh on 19 Feb 2018 11:33 PM

For lectures and tutorials:

Modest clothing. Clothing must NOT be: shorter than 2 inches above the knee; have slits shorter than 2 inches; with exposed backs; with exposed waists; see-through; tight-fitting all over the body; with any offensive prints/designs. NO beachwear, mini-skirts, short shorts, tube tops, tank tops and low-cut tops. Underwear should NOT be visible. Modest shoes and jewellry are allowed.

For any activity involving contact with patients:

Clinical Rotations:

Identification: The gold/silver coloured name pins must ALWAYS be worn on the premises.

Blouses: A modest, light/dark coloured blouse must be worn with the buttoned white jackets. Bright colours are NOT allowed. Must NOT be tight fitting.

Pants/Skirts/Dresses: NO jeans are allowed. Must NOT be tight-fitting. Pants are to end at the ankle. Skirts are to be at or below the knee. Splits must be modest and NOT more than 2 inches. Accepted colours are: black, grey, navy blue, brown/ beige/ khaki. Blouse-dresses can be worn with a jacket, but they are to be of ONE colour that is NOT bright; NO patterns/designs. Only dark coloured belts are allowed.

Shoes: Comfortable, enclosed flat shoes are preferred. Enclosed, low heel shoes (NOT >2 inches high) can be worn. Slippers are NOT allowed.

Jackets: Must be white. The following should NOT be worn underneath the jacket: T-shirts, polo shirts, tube tops, tank tops and low-cut tops. The jacket should NOT be tight-fitting around the arms and torso.

 

Please refer to the “White Jacket Designs” leaflet, provided by the Faculty.

 

Accessories: Only the following types of jewellery are allowed: a simple necklace, a wrist watch and ONE pair of stud earrings (NO hoops or long earrings). NO coverings of the head (except for religious purposes).

Hairstyles: Long/Medium-length hair should be tied at the back. Hair should NOT cover any part of the face, especially the eyes.

Other: Excessive make up should NOT be worn. Nails must be well manicured; kept short and clean. NO nail polish. NO artificial nails.

 

Operating Rounds in Clinical Rotations:

Scrubs: Plain, light-coloured scrubs are allowed, i.e. NO patters/designs, NO bright colours.

Shoes: Sterilised sneakers or Crocs are allowed.

Accessories: NO head coverings (except for religious purposes). Only ONE pair of stud earrings is accepted.

Other: Excessive make up should NOT be worn. Nails must be well manicured; kept short and clean. NO nail polish. NO artificial nails.

 

On weekends the following should NOT be worn, in addition to the above (On-Campus): beachwear, slippers/sandals and party-type wear. If jeans are to be worn, they MUST be worn with a scrub top only. The following types of jewellery are only allowed: a simple necklace, a wrist watch and ONE pair of stud earrings (NO hoops or long earrings). NO coverings of the head (except for religious purposes. However, if on duty or if there will be contact with patients outside of the operating rounds, the attire will be the same as that, described for clinical rotations. Scrubs may also be worn when specified by the various hospital departments.