“Dress how you want to be addressed.” It’s the one thing that Dr. Geraldine Racaza said, quoting a psychologist from Cornell University, that made an impression on me.
Just recently, I have been unceremoniously shrugged off by a foreign doctor. People thought it was because of one reason: I looked young.I would have been rather flattered any other day, but I hated being judged based on either my gender or my age. It was then a happy coincidence that I had the chance to listen to Dr Racaza when she discussed how doctors can dress for themselves and their patients.
How Physicians Can Dress to Impress
Based on the power-dressing tips I learned that day, here is how I (or you!) can dress for both patients and colleagues. I will be following these tips myself so that colleagues will take me seriously, notwithstanding my wonderfully young face.