The best articles of clothing in our wardrobe are ones that combine style, comfort, and functionality. The modern medical professional needs to be able to transition easily from work to life, but it’s surprisingly difficult to find pieces that can be worn in multiple settings.
For example, my roommate, who is a Registered Nurse at LA Children’s Hospital, pretty much always needs to wear some sort of jacket over his scrubs to keep warm in the overly air conditioned hospital hallways. He had considered a white coat, but unfortunately at his hospital the only ones who wear lab coats are the physicians and doctors. And besides, he wouldn’t feel comfortable wearing a white coat outside of the hospital, meaning he would just need to carry another jacket around for when he goes to the gym or runs errands straight after work.
He usually wears an Underarmour jacket, which is great at providing that lightweight layer of warmth and transitioning from work to on-the-go. But this jacket is not made with medical providers in mind, so it also covers up his hospital ID badge and consistently gets in the way when he needs to reach into his scrub pockets for anything.
Fortunately for my roommate and male nurses around the country, Medelita just released their Ionic Men’s Scrub Jacket last month and it’s even better than we had expected (we’re talking 8 pockets on one jacket). Check it out below!