Resident Training Program Policies and Procedures 2012-2013 (PDF)
PURPOSE: To ensure that resident physicians in the Neurological Surgery Training program will be attired with consideration for professional appearance and safety at all times while discharging their duties.
SCOPE: The following policy is applicable to all rotation sites including the UCLA Medical Center, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center; West Los Angeles VA Medical, and Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center
1) Professional dress: Clothing appropriate for professional activities will be worn while engaged in the execution of both service and educational responsibilities. Clean white coats with proper photo identification displayed will be worn while on-duty. No collarless shirts are permitted while on-duty. Male residents are expected to wear collared shirts with ties, and appropriate slacks. Female residents are expected to dress in a manner consistent with a working environment.
2) Scrub uniforms: Are allowed in the Operating Rooms and Surgery Center, or while between operative cases. At the UCLA Medical Center, only the team on-call, and resident physicians assigned to ICU rotations are allowed to remain in scrubs throughout the day. On-call residents for other services may change into scrubs after 6 PM. All hospitals prohibit the wearing of scrubs outside of the respective facilities. This ruling, in turn, prohibits the wearing of scrubs issued by another facility (e.g. no UCLA scrubs at Olive View, etc.).
3) Footwear: Appropriate professional footwear is expected. No open-toed shoes or sandals are allowed. Clogs are acceptable in the Operating Rooms or Surgery Center. Alternate footwear may be acceptable if deemed medically justified on a case-by-case basis.
4) Eye protection: Protective eyewear is both recommended and required in situations where the risk of exposure to patient body fluids is high, especially in the operating room and during bedside procedures. Prescription eyewear should be supplemented by additional splash protection.
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