Chicago Med fans have a burning question about scrubs

Even a casual observer of “Chicago Med” is sure to notice that different staff members wear specific colors of scrubs. Observant fans might also note that the color of the scrub appears to be tied to the individual’s professional designation. But who wears what color? And why?

The issue was recently addressed by Redditor u/ebroges3532 in a discussion on the show’s subreddit titled “Crockett Marcel’s Scrubs”. The original poster wonders why Dr. Marcel (Dominic Rains) always appears in a black coat while his colleague Dr. Archer (Steven Weber) always wears burgundy, even though both are surgeons. On the same thread, commenter u/skieurope12 said that although they are both surgeons, Dr Marcel is not assigned to the emergency department, unlike Dr Archer. Another user, u/slimcargos, explained, “It’s definitely[initely] color code in hospitals. My mom is a nurse, and she told me diff[erent] colors mean diff[erent] positions.”

As detailed on the Grey’s Anatomy Scrubs hospital uniform supplies site, some hospitals may have a dress code requiring job-specific uniform colors. At the same time, other establishments may leave the choice to the person or his service. So, while “Chicago Med” fans agree that scrub colors denote professional positions on the show, this practice can’t be described as a hard-and-fast industry standard.

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