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I’m Male and due to start F1 this August (or sooner who knows!) and I’m looking to rejuvenate my wardrobe before, can anyone recommend whether chinos / suit trousers are better? Is it better to wear trainers, suede or dress shoes? And if you have any other advice, that’s appreciated! I’ve realised that I’ve never really paid attention to what junior doctors tend to wear and perhaps I should have!
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I’m Male and due to start F1 this August (or sooner who knows!) and I’m looking to rejuvenate my wardrobe before, can anyone recommend whether chinos / suit trousers are better? Is it better to wear trainers, suede or dress shoes? And if you have any other advice, that’s appreciated! I’ve realised that I’ve never really paid attention to what junior doctors tend to wear and perhaps I should have as I feel some of my clothes are scruffy !
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I’m Male and due to start F1 this August (or sooner who knows!) and I’m looking to rejuvenate my wardrobe before, can anyone recommend whether chinos / suit trousers are better? Is it better to wear trainers, suede or dress shoes? And if you have any other advice, that’s appreciated! I’ve realised that I’ve never really paid attention to what junior doctors tend to wear and perhaps I should have!
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I’m Male and due to start F1 this August (or sooner who knows!) and I’m looking to rejuvenate my wardrobe before, can anyone recommend whether chinos / suit trousers are better? Is it better to wear trainers, suede or dress shoes? And if you have any other advice, that’s appreciated! I’ve realised that I’ve never really paid attention to what junior doctors tend to wear and perhaps I should have!
It depends on what you feel more comfortable in, chinos and suit trousers are both fine. The male doctors I've seen pretty much exclusively wear trousers/chinos and a smart shirt, or maybe a polo if you're feeling jazzy. You'll need to check the uniform code in your trust, as a lot won't allow trainers or suede shoes. I probably wouldn't recommend suede anyway because if you get bodily fluids on it, they're pretty much ruined. Whatever you wear, make sure it's comfortable - Clarks have some really comfortable but smart mens shoes. If you're in an area who wear scrubs, trainers are usually fine.
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It’s all really personal preference. You can’t go wrong with an Oxford button down shirt, chinos and a nice pair of shoes. Some people wear trainers but they’d have to be smart trainers, not a pair of airforce 1s in a red\black colour way, etc. Keep it simple and a little bit classy and you’ll be fine. Now if someone could tell me how to get a goddamn haircut ......

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I’m Male and due to start F1 this August (or sooner who knows!) and I’m looking to rejuvenate my wardrobe before, can anyone recommend whether chinos / suit trousers are better? Is it better to wear trainers, suede or dress shoes? And if you have any other advice, that’s appreciated! I’ve realised that I’ve never really paid attention to what junior doctors tend to wear and perhaps I should have!
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It’s all really personal preference. You can’t go wrong with an Oxford button down shirt, chinos and a nice pair of shoes. Some people wear trainers but they’d have to be smart trainers, not a pair of airforce 1s in a red\black colour way, etc. Keep it simple and a little bit classy and you’ll be fine. Now if someone could tell me how to get a goddamn haircut ......
Likely currently to be mostly in scrubs.
You want a shirt that you roll to elbows, or is 3/4 length, and agree with above. Just something neat and unnoticeable and comfortable! All black trainers comfortable.
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My guy wore trainers to placement LMFAO!!!!!?! Why on earth would you step down your game on appearance as you step up responsibilities as an F1.
Go fot the classy look mate.. Nice fitting shirts, well cut trousers and smart shoes. Look the part and you'll smash the part! Best of luck with Fy1
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My guy wore trainers to placement LMFAO!!!!!?! Why on earth would you step down your game on appearance as you step up responsibilities as an F1.
Go fot the classy look mate.. Nice fitting shirts, well cut trousers and smart shoes. Look the part and you'll smash the part! Best of luck with Fy1
Calm down, there is something to be said for comfort when you are on your feet all day. As long as you look presentable, nobody cares, just do the job well.
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My guy wore trainers to placement LMFAO!!!!!?! Why on earth would you step down your game on appearance as you step up responsibilities as an F1.
Go fot the classy look mate.. Nice fitting shirts, well cut trousers and smart shoes. Look the part and you'll smash the part! Best of luck with Fy1
Comfort. Particularly on 12 hour busy shifts.
At my current hospital everyone wears dark blue scrubs, everyone is in trainers
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My guy wore trainers to placement LMFAO!!!!!?! Why on earth would you step down your game on appearance as you step up responsibilities as an F1.
Go fot the classy look mate.. Nice fitting shirts, well cut trousers and smart shoes. Look the part and you'll smash the part! Best of luck with Fy1
I'm rather confused at what you find so funny about someone wearing trainers, especially given how commonplace it is! I wear trainers in work, as do a lot of other doctors. I find them much more comfortable than dress shoes. When you're dashing around from ward to ward, comfort is the top priority!
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It's pretty embarrassing what some of the F1 I've seen have turned up to work in. Some people seem to turn it into some sort of cringey fashion show. Or worse, turn up looking like an escort (I've honestly seem some F1s where I'm amazed no one has sent them home to change).

Smarts for men isn't exactly rocket science. Trousers, shirt (long or short sleeve), and find the most comfortable pair of shoes you can find. Iron your shirt. Don't wear something you wouldn't be willing to throw away.
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My guy wore trainers to placement LMFAO!!!!!?! Why on earth would you step down your game on appearance as you step up responsibilities as an F1.
Go fot the classy look mate.. Nice fitting shirts, well cut trousers and smart shoes. Look the part and you'll smash the part! Best of luck with Fy1
I think more senior trainees are more likely to wear trainers tbh. They have the confidence to know what is important and what is not.

On the whole I don't notice what someone is wearing at all.

One thing that would annoy me - my friend in London said it was not infrequent for female ward doctors to wear high heels. Like... that is just really impractical surely? you gonna be cannulating and doing CPR in those are you?
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I think more senior trainees are more likely to wear trainers tbh. They have the confidence to know what is important and what is not.

On the whole I don't notice what someone is wearing at all.

One thing that would annoy me - my friend in London said it was not infrequent for female ward doctors to wear high heels. Like... that is just really impractical surely? you gonna be cannulating and doing CPR in those are you?
Skechers go walk are the shoes in all black for long shift feet heaven!
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I think more senior trainees are more likely to wear trainers tbh. They have the confidence to know what is important and what is not.

On the whole I don't notice what someone is wearing at all.

One thing that would annoy me - my friend in London said it was not infrequent for female ward doctors to wear high heels. Like... that is just really impractical surely? you gonna be cannulating and doing CPR in those are you?
I think that's slightly silly. If the doctor wants to wear high heels that's his or her prerogative and as long as they look professional, it's fine. You may thinks its painful but I dont think it's anyones business but the person wearing them.
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I think that's slightly silly. If the doctor wants to wear high heels that's his or her prerogative and as long as they look professional, it's fine. You may thinks its painful but I dont think it's anyones business but the person wearing them.
Admittedly I didn't quiz about the context - for example in a clinic I wouldn't see a problem with it (except their comfort and bunions, but that's their choice), although even there I've never seen it.

I'm just legitimately wondering how you can do CPR wearing heels, or bend down for a cannula or catheter, or walk at the speeds generally required of most ward rounds I've been on (and certainly any I've lead!). If someone was slowing down my ward round because of their shoe choice I would be annoyed yes!

But I don't exactly wear heels so... maybe you can do those things? Can you?
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Admittedly I didn't quiz about the context - for example in a clinic I wouldn't see a problem with it (except their comfort and bunions, but that's their choice), although even there I've never seen it.

I'm just legitimately wondering how you can do CPR wearing heels, or bend down for a cannula or catheter, or walk at the speeds generally required of most ward rounds I've been on (and certainly any I've lead!). If someone was slowing down my ward round because of their shoe choice I would be annoyed yes!

But I don't exactly wear heels so... maybe you can do those things? Can you?
I think those are questions best left for someone who wears heels on ward round!
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Admittedly I didn't quiz about the context - for example in a clinic I wouldn't see a problem with it (except their comfort and bunions, but that's their choice), although even there I've never seen it.

I'm just legitimately wondering how you can do CPR wearing heels, or bend down for a cannula or catheter, or walk at the speeds generally required of most ward rounds I've been on (and certainly any I've lead!). If someone was slowing down my ward round because of their shoe choice I would be annoyed yes!

But I don't exactly wear heels so... maybe you can do those things? Can you?
I used to have a pair of lovely ~2 inch heels which were sooo comfy, easily as comfy as many of the cheap ballet flats I was otherwise wearing. Could run, bend down, keep up with WR etc easily. But that's a relatively low heel in the grand scheme of things, I'm rubbish at walking in anything higher (had 3.5in ones for my Primary OSCE and regretted it as my ankles were wobbling so much outside each station!)

I've just had to abandon my usual leather theatre shoes for a pair of Crocs due to being fully wipe clean
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I remember being told to always come in with polished shoes and a tie for my O&G rotations in medical school. Those were interesting days
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Thank you everyone (although I can assure you I won’t be wearing heels ) - May I also ask how smart / casual the shirts you wear in the hospital are?

Sorry for the questions, I usually wear suit trousers + shirt with loake shoes and I’m making a transition to buying some chinos for FY1 and don’t want to look like a complete muppet :P
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What abot Crocs? Are they allowed to be worn as an Fy1? I read an article which said that most trusts have banned them? (Can’t seem to find the document though...) (i won’t be starting in a surgical placement btw) just thought that they would be a good shoe for hospital life in general?
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