Health Sciences students are required to place a high value on personal appearance, including attire. The reasons are rooted in concerns for infection control, communication and cultural sensitivity. This document sets forth standards for dress and appearance necessary to meet the service and the educational objectives of a professional health care worker. The message communicated by the care giver by his/her dress and appearance plays a fundamental role in establishing this trust and confidence. Students should consider the cultural sensitivities of their most conservative potential patients and present yourself in a manner that will earn their respect, ensure their trust, and make feel comfortable.