If you are a male healthcare professional, your scrub style choices are pretty limited. You probably have a few shades of blue scrubs to choose from, most of which are made from cheap scratchy fabrics. And men’s scrub tops are almost universally styled with a v-neck that is both unflattering and fairly revealing if you have to bend over and aren’t wearing an underscrub tee.
If this conundrum sounds familiar to you, we’ve got some good news: Medelita has introduced a style of men’s scrub top that has a crew neck and an athletic fit. This new style, called the Radius Scrub Top, has 3 super-convenient pockets and an invisible badge pocket to clip your ID badge on the left shoulder.
In addition to the purposeful design featured and streamlined design, this scrub top is made from their revolutionary stretch scrub fabric. This fabric is a real game-changer: not only is it blissfully soft and professional looking, but it has been tested in industrial laundry settings (70 degrees Celsius is pretty standard) and is able to withstand hundreds of washes without tearing, fading, or ripping. Medelita guarantees the durability of their scrub fabric – they are actually the only scrub company in the industry that offers a full year warranty on all their products, so if for some reason it starts to fall apart they will replace it no questions asked.
Check out the men’s crew-neck scrub top below and let us know what you think of it in the comments!
Men’s Radius Scrub Top
Men’s Radius Scrub Top
Shop Men’s Element Scrubs.
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!
It comes in two colors: Black and Navy
It has pen pockets, sleeve pockets, and even a pocket to affix your ID badge on your shoulder!
There is even a media port for you to connect your smartphone
The silhouette of this jacket is very sporty and athletic
The scrub jacket fabric is comfortable and lightweight, but keeps you warm
Shop the Ionic Men’s Scrub Jacket here!
In our opinion, underscrub tees might be the single most underrated clothing item of the season – for medical professionals and non-medical people alike. It’s called an underscrub because, as you probably guessed, many medical professionals do choose to wear them as an added layer of warmth or coverage under their scrub tops.
But don’t let the name pigeonhole this dynamic garment – read on for our top 5 ways to wear your underscrub!
- Under your scrubs (duh) as an added layer of warmth to protect you from the hospital chill or wintry weather.
- The flattering fit and ergonomic seam lines make this tee a great winter basic. Add a loose patterned scarf and wear your underscrub tee as a fitted basic, or even add a statement necklace.
- Because these tees are made of performance fabric, they are perfect for wearing during your morning jog to protect you from the chill.
- Combine with the scrub jacket found here – another item that is marketed for medical professionals, but is actually perfect for anyone looking for a polished fleece-type jacket made of technological performance fabric.
- Wear for any on-the-go activity you can think of, from camping and traveling, to running errands all day. This particular author enjoys wearing her underscrub tee just about every single time she gets on an airplane because of the comfort and quality style.
The Core One Underscrub Tee from Medelita comes in three colors: black, light heather grey, and heather blue. There is a short sleeved version for men and a long sleeved version for women.
If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably already started your holiday wish list of covetable finds and splurge items you’d like to see come the holidays. Making your holiday wish list is not only fun, it’s a practical timesaver that makes it incredibly simple for your friends, family, and loved ones to shop for your holiday presents.
If you’re a medical, nursing, or PA student you probably don’t have a ton of money to spend on splurge items, and practicality is key when deciding what items are worth a spot on your wish list.
ERKA stethoscopes definitely deserve your consideration if you are shopping for anyone in the medical field. We recently got up close and personal with a few of the ERKA models (check out our pictures below!) and a recent reviewer commended the high quality of these stethoscopes in a hospital setting:
“I got to work and took my new stethoscope! Quickly threw it around my neck, got my report and ran out to the floor. First patient had some diminished lung sounds and, boy, was I surprised that I could hear anything at all – TV in the room was loud and patient on the other bed was talking, but my new accessory apparently has unbelievable noise reduction qualities.
I listened to Wheezes, Ronchi and Crackles all day. While sometimes there are slight problems in distinguishing these lung sounds, it was not the case with ERKA stethoscope.”
You can read the rest of his review here.
With our country’s healthcare system becoming more and more impersonal with each passing day, it’s easy to understand why a patient who has a positive experience with their doctor would want to show their gratitude with a thank you gift.
But even with the best of intentions, accepting gifts from patients is tricky territory for most docs.
An extravagant gift from a patient is likely to make doctor uncomfortable, for a number of reasons. But if they decline to accept a gift, the physician also risks offending their patient. Either way, this is a difficult situation to maneuver and risks putting the patient-physician relationship in jeopardy.
The best way to say thank you to your physician? Just say thank you!
And one of the most sincere ways to express this sentiment is through a handwritten card. Now you can even have someone write and deliver the card for you (free of charge) with your own personal message – the genius of this service is that they also include a discount code for scrubs, lab coats, and stethoscope (all things your physician likely uses every day) so that you can still feel like you’re giving a gift, but also be confident you’re within the boundaries of what is appropriate.
Those of us who became physicians know that we did it not for the praise or the accolades, not even the handsome salary. And let’s be real: if money were our primary objective, there are far easier, faster, and cheaper ways to accomplish that goal than to become a doctor.
The truth is that most doctors chose this path because we want to use our skills to help other people. We don’t ask for nor expect a thank you gift – our gift is the privilege of healing patients, families, and communities through our work.
A sincere and thoughtful “thank you” is all we would ever hope for.
The other day, a friend of mine (who is an RN) was telling me about her daily dilemma: what should she wear to protect herself from the chilly hospital air conditioning?
The main obstacle for her is the fact that she is required to wear her iD badge at all times, but when she attached it to her scrubs it wasn’t visible once she put on her jacket or sweater. She had tried fleeces and hoodies and they kept her pretty warm, but there wasn’t any place to put her badge except the collar (scratching against her neck all day) or the zippered lining (which meant she couldn’t zip it up).
ID badges are a common but annoying requirement at most hospitals and unless you have a pocket on your top, there’s really nowhere convenient to attach it. Until now…
Scrubs and lab coats company Medelita is well known for their flattering designs, performance fabrics, and innovative features. They released their brand new women’s scrub jacket a few months ago, and not only does it have ample pocket space (and a zippered sleeve pocket to boot!), they also added a small but kind of life-changing feature: the ID badge pocket.
The Ionic Scrub Jacket is the first of its kind in many ways, but I particularly l particularly love this badge pocket. It’s hidden on the left shoulder seam so that it’s invisible when you’r not using it, and it allows you to clip your badge onto your jacket.
Simple yet genius. Count me impressed.
Clinicians of all levels and specialties need their tools of the trade to be as highly functional as possible – lab coats and scrubs included. And in those high pressure situations where you must be as streamlined as possible, the ergonomic fit of a lab coat can really make a difference in your level of efficacy while performing a task.
Renowned for their tailored and ergonomically designed lab coats, Medelita has taken the functionality of their high performance lab coats one step further with their two latest styles: the Rosalyn slim fit lab coat for women and the Bernard slim fit lab coat for men.
The main feature that these coats share in common is their foldable sleeves and back pleat for full range of movement in your shoulders. The Bernard has elevated this feature even further by adding custom buttons to the foldable slits in the sleeves.
We love this new feature of the lab coats. What functional features would you add if you could design a lab coat of your own?
What capes are to superheroes, is what the lab coat is to physicians. You want a white coat that is a reflection of you, that shows your colleagues and patients that you take yourself seriously. It’s more than just a piece of clothing – it’s a symbol of what you’ve accomplished and how far you’ve come.
Right now we’re loving the Rosalyn Lab Coat and the Vera G. lab coat, both from scrubs and lab coats company Medelita, as our top picks for modern professional style…in lab coat form!
Rosalyn Slim Fit Women’s Lab Coat
This is a very new style, just released last month, and you can tell just by looking at it that it is finely tailored down to the clean finish neckline. They also added a new feature, bracelet-length sleeves with buttons so you can roll the sleeves up to your elbow, for improved functionality. This is the most fitted women’s lab coat that Medelita makes, but the improved sizing and tailoring keeps in flattering and professional. Check out the Rosalyn Slim Fit Women’s Lab Coat
Vera G. Slim Fit Women’s Lab Coat
The Vera G. is an old favorite of ours, and it continues to be one of Medelita’s most popular coats. Since its initial release a few years ago they’ve made some upgrades to the style. But the envelope collar of this lab coat is what really made us fall in love, and the little details are what makes all the difference. Check out the Vera G. Slim Fit Women’s Lab Coat
The wait is over, the anticipation has ended, and Medelita is finally about to release their long-awaited line of nursing scrubs: Element has arrived!
There are 2 new styles of scrub tops and 2 new styles of scrub pants, and they each come in four different colors: royal blue, ceil, navy, and black. The Element Collection is also rounded out by an awesome scrub jacket, the Ionic, that has pretty stellar reviews:
“This is absolutely perfect for working in medicine. I love all the pockets – I can fit everything I need into it! The fabric is soft and cozy, and the look is super sleek. I love that there’s even a place specifically for my badge reel. Overall, this is my fav jacket that I reach for time and time again!” —L.S., Verified Customer
You can tell that the folks over at Medelita really thought everything out while they were designing these nursing scrubs. They invited real life nurses at the beginning of the design process to see what features were missing from their existing scrubs, so Element has a ton of really cool and useful features:
- ID Badge Clip pocket on both tops
- Scissors loop + pen slot on the pants
- Hidden zipper pockets
- Signature silicone dipped neon drawcord
Oh, and did we forget to mention that if you are wearing the Delta pants and either of the scrub tops, you’ll have 10 pockets – not including the badge clip pocket?? These are some serious scrubs with pockets.
What a wonderful time to be alive. All it takes is a Google search to find a plethora of lab coats, scrubs, and stethoscopes in all shapes, sizes, materials, and colors. Well, technically a lab coat is meant to be white to represent cleanliness and purity, but there’s nothing stopping you from making your next lab coat purchase stand out with some custom embroidery in any color of your choice!
Medelita’s lab coats and scrubs (and now scrub jackets!) can be purchased with custom name and title embroidery, which their team of embroidery artists will complete in-house for a small fee of $12. They have 18 options of embroidery thread in every color family, from blossom and bougainvillea, to teal and slate blue, to willow and seafoam.
Scrubs and scrub jackets can be embroidered too, but your color choices will be more limited to make sure the embroidery will stand out. Slate blue is one of the most popular colors for lab coat embroidery, but it would be next to impossible to see slate blue embroidery on baltic scrubs or a navy scrub jacket.
Now that Medelita has launched their new line of stethoscopes, we love the idea of getting your lab coat embroidery in a matching color as the tubing of your new stethoscope, or perhaps in complementary colors. The ERKA stethoscopes available on their website come in three different models, all comparable to Littmann models, that each available in up to 13 different tubing colors. The ERKA stethoscopes also have a solid warranty, and even come with their own stethoscope carrying case so that you don’t have to purchase that accessory separately.
What color embroidery would you choose for your lab coat? Would you ever match your stethoscope to your embroidery colors? Let us know in the comments below!