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Last  Saturday, I  attended a Diversity in Medicine conference at Campbell Osteopathic Medical school. At this conference there were medical professionals, medical students and medical school admissions staff. Although I hate schmoozing, at some point in my journey to medical school and my professional career attending conferences such as these inevitable and important for networking... you never know who'll meet and sometimes it really is about "who" you know.

With so many medical professionals and staff attending, I wanted to make a good impression and the truth is people form first impressions within 30 seconds of looking at you, so your attire is important. Because this is a professional conference, the dress code was be business causal. I put together 3 possible looks that would be appropriate for attending events such as these:

Look 1:

This collared shirt and vest combo is actually one entire top! So that makes it so easy to throw on and not get over heated. I paired it with a pair of slim cigarette pants from Forever 21. Not too dressed up, but I look neat enough to tour a professional school.

Look 2:

This is my favorite outfit of the three. I found this amazing A-line dress for $4.99 at Forever 21 during their clearance sale! I decided to add a blue polka dot button down underneath because I wouldn't want to show too much skin in a professional setting. My pointed flats were a must because we spent most of the day walking around and touring the school and labs.

Look 3:

It was still a little chilly last weekend, so I paired a classic black turtleneck from Ann Taylor Loft with a pink and black pencil skirt that I found a Goodwill. A simple pencil skirt is always my go to when the dress code is business casual!

BTW, The conference was amazing. It was so surreal to get a glimpse of what my life might look like in a couple of years, We toured the OMM (Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine) Labs and the anatomy labs (no pictures were allowed), and also did a practice simulation with a Simulation Dummy that hypoglycemic. The experience made me even more excited to go to medical school and one day practice medicine!

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