Is a dress okay to wear to an interview in the medical profession?

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 16
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I think it depends a lot on where you work – in the UK a lot of the medical profession wear dresses for work and interviews.  I wore a dress to a residency interview which was considered absolutely fine – was plain maroon lace,  below knee length. Skirts and dresses are acceptable,  but I was advised to keep it to a single colour, below knee aand to wear plain tights and flat shoes.  

Post # 17
348 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017 - Combermere Abbey

I am a physician and I would recommend another outfit. The dress is too colourful and appears too short. 

My advice would be to dress as if you are going for the top job (i.e. Consultant). Observe the consultants you already work with and note what they are wearing. I would recommend solid nude/black/white colours. Tailored pieces. Clean lines. Nothing too busy. Invest in timeless pieces if possible. Do not go cheap on shoes. 

I work in the UK. You may see the more junior doctors wearing a dress like this day to day, or even a GP/other community physician. This is not the best way to put yourself forward for an interview though. 

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