Features of "relevant" changes in medical students appearance

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In a modern democratic society appearance has great importance. This is especially true of the dress code in health care sphere. More recently, changing your appearance by getting tattoos and body modifications has been decried by different generations in the medical community. However, what is significance of appearance of a medical officer during epidemiological instability around the world? The response to this question was given in our study. The objectives of the study are: to interrogate the attitude of medical university students to medical officers with tattoos as well as to identify medical students who are "exposed" to the fashionable trend of tattoos and body modifications. To implement these objectives, the study involved 106 medical students of various levels of degree and faculties of Rostov state medical University. The results of the study showed that the majority of medical students has not resorted to changes in their appearance, although tattoos and body modifications did not avoid the community of medical students

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J. S Hudina

Rostov State Medical University

Email: khudina_julia@mail.ru

Assistant of the Department of Psychiatry

A. G Koichuev

Rostov State Medical University

Email: koartger11@mail.ru

Student of Faculty of Medicine

Z. O Tutova

Rostov State Medical University

Email: zaratutova1@gmail.com

Student of Faculty of Medicine

T. S Pshunov

Rostov State Medical University

Email: tamirlan_s@icloud.com

Student of Faculty of Medicine


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