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What to wear to a medical school interview?

macca91

Regular Member
They usually say you don't need to dress up, but it would be stupid not to wear decent clothes. For guys, wear trousers (dress pants) with a dress/business shirt, tie optional (doesn't really matter, I sometimes wear them to interviews) and formal black/brown shoes or I guess polished school shoes if you don't have formal ones.

Don't wear a full suit, this isn't a business interview and you will look over dressed. Not sure for girls, I'm sure one of them can answer on here.
 

Havox

Sword and Martini Guy!
Emeritus
Guys: Actually I went in a suit and I believe that is appropriate. Formal and conservative is what you're going for. Business shirt, dress pants, tie and decent shoes.

Girls: Formal and conservative. If your grandma would like it then that's the way to go.
 

Kyle

Old Man MSO
Emeritus
I think it also depends on the age of the person applying, re: suit vs shirt and tie.
 

Lozzy

smilee ☺ <font color="Yellow">★ ★</font>
Emeritus
Girl: nice blouse + pants/skirt (make sure it's not too short..a bit above knee is as high as i'd go), or a dress + heels/flats.

You don't have to go for the whole professional look, as long as it's conservative, neat and you put SOME effort in, you should be fine :)
 

macca91

Regular Member
True, it's not that appropriate for an 17-20 year old to wear a suit (in my own opinion) to a med/college interview. In fact UNSW specifically said not to wear a suit when I had mine last year.
 

Kyle

Old Man MSO
Emeritus
We can't see that image, you'll have to link the actual jpg
 

mmak

New Member
I haven't had an interview yet, but I'm not wearing a suit to mine - may not wear a tie either. But I will make sure that what I do wear is smart and well-fitting. You don't want to ruin your presentation of your personality with too much formality. But you don't want to show any signs of being careless and messy, and you also need to show that you can present well.
 

miss_universe

muse.
Emeritus
Lozzy is the most accurate I think for women. Maybe try dress pants for comfortability because thats very important to not be distracted by what you are wearing in the interview. and then whatever you were to interview, you could use for clinic! :D
 

chinaski

Regular Member
Lozzy is the most accurate I think for women. Maybe try dress pants for comfortability because thats very important to not be distracted by what you are wearing in the interview. and then whatever you were to interview, you could use for clinic! :D
Lozzy put it nicely. Or, to put it not so nicely: nobody wants to see your boobs, your butt or too much of your legs. Put it away, ladies. ;)
 

Bobby21

Regular Member
To tie or not to tie, that is the question for me.

I think a tie comes off as too formal, but I dunno.
 

miss_universe

muse.
Emeritus
To tie or not to tie, that is the question for me.

I think a tie comes off as too formal, but I dunno.
Ive seen both in the interview. I dont think it matters too much. they are not here to assess you purely on your attire. But I have seen many people without the tie so if you feel more comfortable that way, dont wear one.
 

chinaski

Regular Member
I think a tie comes off as too formal, but I dunno.
Too formal for what? I agree with Miss U - you can get away without one - but if you think a tie is "too formal" for an interview for admission into a very conservative profession, I'm not sure how much more "formal" a setting you'd envisage before you'd consider wearing one!
 

miss_universe

muse.
Emeritus
Too formal for what? I agree with Miss U - you can get away without one - but if you think a tie is "too formal" for an interview for admission into a very conservative profession, I'm not sure how much more "formal" a setting you'd envisage before you'd consider wearing one!
possibly a meeting with a evil world dominator...actually nah...not even then :D
 

Benjamin

Admin (JCU MBBS)
Emeritus
To tie or not to tie, that is the question for me.

I think a tie comes off as too formal, but I dunno.
Am I one of the few that loves wearing ties?
Don't get to do it enough in Cairns - there's nowhere to go :p
 
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