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Just wondering what the general policy on nail polish is while at uni doing medicine. I don’t mean fake nails etc just polish. I’m sure it will vary but I was curious if you would have to take it off when going into hospitals/GPs.

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Just wondering what the general policy on nail polish is while at uni doing medicine. I don’t mean fake nails etc just polish. I’m sure it will vary but I was curious if you would have to take it off when going into hospitals/GPs.

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Hey Anna Banana!

I study Pharmacy so its kind of similar!
We have to take any nail polish off for hospital visits - and doing medicine I would imagine you will spend a fair amount of time in hosptials
Your uni should make it clear to you before you start any placements though!

I hope this helps!
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(Original post by Anna banana :))
Just wondering what the general policy on nail polish is while at uni doing medicine. I don’t mean fake nails etc just polish. I’m sure it will vary but I was curious if you would have to take it off when going into hospitals/GPs.

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Unfortunately, you won't be allowed to wear any sort of nail polish in clinical environments. So yes, you'd have to take it off for placement days. No problem with wearing it to university-based sessions though. Early on in your course, you may find that you have reasonable stretches between your placement days, where it's worth putting polish on if you want to. Realistically, once you get into the clinical phase of the course and you're in a clinical environment most days, it's hardly worth it
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Unfortunately, you won't be allowed to wear any sort of nail polish in clinical environments. So yes, you'd have to take it off for placement days. No problem with wearing it to university-based sessions though. Early on in your course, you may find that you have reasonable stretches between your placement days, where it's worth putting polish on if you want to. Realistically, once you get into the clinical phase of the course and you're in a clinical environment most days, it's hardly worth it
Damn that sucks, but I’m not surprised. Thanks!
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Hey Anna Banana!

I study Pharmacy so its kind of similar!
We have to take any nail polish off for hospital visits - and doing medicine I would imagine you will spend a fair amount of time in hosptials
Your uni should make it clear to you before you start any placements though!

I hope this helps!
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Yeah I was expecting that - thank you!
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