While scrubs are appropriate for operating or emergency rooms, we suggest changing into more formal attire to visit patients in the hospital or the clinic. Regardless of the occasion, flip-flops, showy jewelry or jeans simply don’t belong in the hospital, just as scrubs do not belong outside the hospital environment. Especially not in the grocery store.

Vineet Chopra is Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan.
Sanjay Saint is Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan.

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