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7 hours ago, ingoditrust said:

Hi there, heard a rumor that in some hospitals/surgery departments beards are not allowed?

can anyone comment on specifics or the departments of possible especially at Ottawa or schulich

often that is related to the requirements of infectious disease masks which do not fit completely with a beard, which would expose the user to infection. At schulich when I was there beards were frowned on for that reason. 

Edited by rmorelan

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It depends on the length and context. Classmate with huge beard who matched psych: no problem. I have seen people in the OR I guess if you have a beard for religious reasons rock something similar to this:


Or if you're going for that Imperial Officer on the Death Star look:


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