What to wear for a medicine interviewWatch
btw ...cream-ish shirt will look better than either white or maroon.
Female: Suit/smart shirt and trousers.
Its not a fashion contest. Look respectable.
female: work suit type-thing, or anything smart
a suit is a total no no.
but also, a suit is a total no no.
Some will prefer very smart outfits while others suggest smart casual in the letter that you get from them.
If you are unsure it is probably better to go for smart rather than smart casual.
If you feel uncomfortable in a suit then go for a smart alternative as already said e.g.: jumper plus shirt?
There's an "Official what you're wearing to interview thread" on here so you can check that out if you want more ideas.
I felt overdressed at oxford, there were only 2 or 3 other people wearing suits at my college and they were all medics (although lots of people wore their schools blazers!!)...
and then I felt underdressed at UCL, every single boy was in a black suit (mine was brown and slightly more modern than most) and plenty of the girls too (although there was one who was wearing a really short skirt, but wow she could totally pull it off lol just hope she didn't get a woman interviewing her )
Fair enough its not compulsory, but at my interviews every single person wore a suit so to at least avoid standing out too much its probably best to at least wear a shirt and tie (blazer can maybe be replaced by a jumper if it makes you more comfortable)
Seriously, just wear something smart A suit if you want, or shirt and trousers
a stethoscope. (H)
but it seems unlikely now regardless, think they've interviewed most candidates!
EDIT: *important!* I know for a fact that many people who do these kinds of interviews are likely to notice your shoes... I bought a new pair specifically for my med interviews!! you don't have to buy new shoes, but I know some people would recommend that you do!
what colour suit? i was thinking of buying a dark brown suit but is black the norm? Also what about tie? skinny or the normal tradional?
I reckon a skinny tie would be fine