The physician's appearance and professionalism.

D. K. Gjerdingen, W. Thorpe, P. List-Holt

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The attire of 101 physicians in 24 Minnesota clinics was observed, and the relationships between appearance and 1) gender, 2) role, and 3) location were analyzed. Comparisons between resident and staff physicians revealed several significant differences. The results suggest that the physician's appearance affects how others view the physician as a professional.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-66, 71
JournalResident and staff physician
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990


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