Coats and ties: A consideration of professional attire in the medical field.

By Jason Lippman, MD For a century, the white coat has been the symbol of the medical doctor. Today, the vast majority of medical schools in the US begin with a White Coat Ceremony. There, the fledgling, future doctors stand together and recite a modified version of the Hippocratic Oath before being called up one-by-one … More Coats and ties: A consideration of professional attire in the medical field.