Rehabilitation Services

Dress Code Guidelines

Interns should dress in a manner which reflects positively on the department, hospital and their profession. Clothing worn to work should reflect professional status, be clean, provide for mechanical safety of intern and patients, allow for full performance of all duties and provide easy identification of intern and department.

  • Be of a suitable color, fabric and style to reflect professional status
  • Be clean, neat and in good repair
  • Provide for the mechanical safety of the employee and patients
  • Allow for full performance of all duties


  • Name badges, provided by Stanford Hospital and Clinics, will be worn at all times in an easily seen location above the waist.  The goal is identification, and the name badge should be easily visible to persons lying in bed.
  • White lab coats will be worn by staff members providing direct patient care, except in areas where other protective clothing is required, such as BMT.  In out-patient areas, psych, and the rehab unit, lab coats are not required.  Consult with your clinical instructor about clothing in the area you will be assigned.
  • A watch with a second hand will be worn at all times when providing direct patient care.
  • No jeans
  • Shoes must have closed toes and not have high heels or built up soles such that it could endanger interns or patients.
  • T-shirts and tank tops are not permitted.  Polo shirts or styled cotton tops with pockets are acceptable.
  • Sweatshirts are not suitable in direct patient care areas.
  • Tops need to be long enough and high enough to provide adequate coverage of abdomen, back and chest.
  • Fragrances should be avoided.
  • Long hair should be tied back during patient treatment or when operating machinery.
  • Jewelry must be discrete and provide no risk to the wearer or patient.
  • No artificial nails are permitted.

The requirements listed above are not all-encompassing.  Circumstances may arise which are not covered by this policy.  Any decisions on the interpretation of these guidelines are at the discretion of your clinical instructor and the clinical education coordinator.

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