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Non-white backgrounds on Med school photos?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by DZT, Jul 18, 2002.

  1. DZT

    DZT Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I am thinking of mailing this photo to the med schools. It does not have a white background like a passport photo. Is this photo alright, or does it absolutely have to be passport style?
    I like it because it is casual, personal and basically ME, rather than some interrogation-style mugshot photo.

    What do you think?
     

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  3. KKay999

    KKay999 Member 10+ Year Member

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    I used my college graduation photo. It had a fake bookcase background. That seemed to be sufficient.
     
  4. Laura JC

    Laura JC 7+ Year Member

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    I really think ANY photo is fine. I would be surprised if anyone really looks at it anyway, it's just for the file. Don't worry about it.
     
  5. KKay999

    KKay999 Member 10+ Year Member

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    DZT. My first answer was without looking at your photo. I think maybe you should find another picture. That one is a little risky. You can go to Kinkos or somewhere like that and get a headshot taken for a couple of dollars. Hey, you can even wear a tie if you want! :)

    Kim
     
  6. DZT

    DZT Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    ANY OTHER PEOPLE THINK I SHOULD CHANGE THIS PHOTO or DO YOU HAVE TO SUBMIT PASSPORT STYLE PHOTOS?
     
  7. lola

    lola Bovine Member 7+ Year Member

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    that's fine... mine has palm trees in the background!
     
  8. Luv Nietzsche

    Luv Nietzsche Member 7+ Year Member

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    I'd say get a passport photo. I think, like any job application, you want to show your professionalism. Take them seriously, they'll take you seriously. Just my 2c.
     
  9. Zack90

    Zack90 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    My vote would be to find a different photo... The people in the background are distracting.... and, as an other noted, you want to put your best foot forward, and NOT give them any reason to toss your application in the reject pile.
     
  10. jot

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    looks good dzt
     
  11. Doctora Foxy

    Doctora Foxy Meow 7+ Year Member

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    i vote for passport photos

    you can go to a drugstore and get them for cheap, and then copy them at kinko's or a kodak machine

    that picture's background is a bit too distracting IMHO
     
  12. oldman

    oldman Senior Citizen 10+ Year Member

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    i used a grad photo, that worked fine for me.
     
  13. Taty

    Taty Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    I vote for passport photos too...it's like job application...
     
  14. freakazoid

    freakazoid Guy Friend Extraordinaire 7+ Year Member

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    People are distracting--but it's a good picture. Shine those pearly whites for some passport action, and you'll be fine. I have a digital camera, so I took lots and lots of pictures until I felt I looked decent (I look horrible in passport pictures), and took it to wal-mart and used one of those digital pic printer outer thingies...
     
  15. Bomb#20

    Bomb#20 Bork Bork Bork 7+ Year Member

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    If you really like the picture but you don't want the people on the backround, whip open Photoshop and edit them out. The magic wand tool combined with the delete key does wonders! :)
     

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