Deciding on what to wear to your first medical school interview can be tricky.

First and foremost, you should check any information the med school has provided you with regarding the interview. They may have given you some sort of guidance regarding what to wear and if so, make sure you follow that first!

What type of clothes should I wear?

I would recommend going for the “smart-casual” look as that’s generally what most medical schools are expecting. Go for a shirt, dress or skirt with a blazer (if that’s your thing). Avoid jeans.

Pick something similar to what you would have been wearing to your work experience placements, but you needn’t adhere to any hospital-specific hygiene principles such as being “bare below the elbows”.

How smart should I dress?

If you’re unsure about what to wear, I’d say being a little too smart is better than being too casual. You want to create a good first impression and the clothes you wear to your medical school interview should be professional. 

Also make sure that you feel comfortable in your outfit – dressing formally is important, but you don’t want clothes that will bother you during the interview.

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