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Medical Strand Student Attire-Scrubs/Lab Coats




Classroom Tools




50 CAPS students


Ashley Ebert


The request is for money to be spent on student professional attire. We prefer our students to be learning in professional experiences as much as possible. However, COVID-19 has had a huge impact on our ability to place students in medical offices and hospitals. For this reason, we have implemented a teaching lab to simulate medical field situations that students would otherwise experience in the actual workplace on job shadows. At CAPS, students are expected to wear business casual attire or scrubs to mimic professionals in the medical field. By enforcing a business casual or scrub dress code, we enhance the realistic creativity involved in a role-play scenario. Unfortunately, we find that it is difficult for students to dress in business casual attire every single day due to wardrobe constraints. Notably, the pandemic has also brought on a relaxed wardrobe and typical teens don't have a closet full of business casual attire. We feel scrubs are a great option because they are machine washable and if pulled from the dryer immediately they need no further care such as ironing that is required by some business casual wear such as dress shirts. However, scrubs can be costly. By providing students with their own scrub set/lab coat during their time here, we would be able to have everyone dress for the profession! This eliminates extra costs to families by providing an acceptable medical professional uniform.