Pharmacists are professionals and should dress as such. I have only come across a couple of pharmacists that still wear white lab coats at work. The majority wear smart attire.
We are told that it is important for us to look professional so that the patient will be more likely to listen and accept our advice. However, I have seen two GPs who wear jeans in their surgery and the patients don’t seem to mind. Whilst I was a student I saw one locum pharmacist wear jeans and another wear a skirt and flip flops.
Some companies make their pharmacist wear a uniform e.g. Tesco. Some hospitals have a no tie and long sleeve shirt policy or a uniform. This is to minimise infections.
I rarely wear a tie at work and the only people that seem to care are my parents. The quality of my clothes is directly proportional to the amount of food that I spill on me at lunch. Be it Armani or Primani, yoghurt stains on black trousers are hard to explain.
Tell me what you think about our dress code.