A university community, especially the medical faculty, operates according to specific, deeply rooted, often unwritten rules – this is a unique organisational culture, and learning about it can help its participants (e.g. students) do better in everyday life.
Communication style at Medical School differs significantly from one used at high schools or within age groups of students. Some of the reasons are of professional nature, some can be traced back to generational differences.
Most problems arise in written communication, therefore your fellow students compiled a guide about the best way to correspond with your teachers, leaders and officers of the faculty.
For administrative reasons, procedures often come with filing requests, filling in forms. Please do not only pay attention to filling them in precisely, but always make sure to give good reasons.
You intend to become doctors, and as is the case with every profession, medicine has its own formal rules. Preparing for professional life by learning desirable manners and appearance is also a part of the „program”.
A doctor should show collectedness, preparedness, discipline, trustworthiness and has to meet the professional (hygienic) requirements as well.
Of course, as a medical student, casual wear is acceptable for everday outfits (as long as it meets the necessary hygienic requirements), but at official events (such as classes, clinical practices, especially at exams, conferences) students should adapt to the prestige of the Faculty and the traditionally conservative style of the medical profession. They should be aware of the formal regulations of their chosen profession. At exams it shows confidence to dress according to the Faculty dress code and please note that your examiners are usually older than you; therefore, they will appreciate if you show them respect by dressing appropriately.