1. Hey Guest! Check out the 3 MCAT Study Plan Options listed in the 'stickies' area at the top of the forums (BoomBoom, SN2ed, and MCATJelly). Let us know which you like best.

    Also, we now offer a MCAT Test-Prep Exhibitions Forum where you can ask questions directly from the test-prep services.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Dismiss Notice
  3. Download free Tapatalk for iPhone or Tapatalk for Android for your phone and follow the SDN forums with push notifications.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice

Interview Feedback: Visit Interview Feedback to view and submit interview information.

Interviewing Masterclass: Free masterclass on interviewing from SDN and Medical College of Georgia

Dismiss Notice
Hey Texans—join us for a DFW meetup! Click here to learn more.

Photo for MCAT ID card

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by Marvin O'Connor, Mar 18, 2004.

  1. Marvin O'Connor

    Marvin O'Connor Senior Member
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2004
    Messages:
    105
    Likes Received:
    0
    Where is the best place to get a passport style photo done? I am in Auburn, AL, so I'm guessing my options are limited. I may just have to make it myself. Any ideas?
     
  2. Note: SDN Members do not see this ad.

  3. shock827

    shock827 Senior Member
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2004
    Messages:
    166
    Likes Received:
    0
    got one of those self photo machines at a mall over there? Walgreen's?
     
  4. MrTee

    MrTee Senior Member
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2003
    Messages:
    337
    Likes Received:
    2
    What I did was use a digital camera and take my own pic, resize it, then print it out on a laser printer (not ideal, but it was all free!). If you have one of the newer inkjets with fancy paper, you won't even be able to tell it's not a real photograph unless you smudge it.
     
  5. farley is god

    farley is god Empty Tank.
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2004
    Messages:
    271
    Likes Received:
    0
    Or just find an old picture and cut your face out of it.
     
  6. cHocoBo 118

    cHocoBo 118 Senior Member
    15+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2002
    Messages:
    369
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Medical Student
    someone once told me these pictures are important b/c AAMC sends them out to the med schools with your score. Is that true? Should we go find a decently professional picture theN?
     
  7. MrTee

    MrTee Senior Member
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2003
    Messages:
    337
    Likes Received:
    2
    I knew I should have gone to a studio and gotten some glamor shots...
     
  8. NDESTRUKT

    NDESTRUKT Fadeproof
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2003
    Messages:
    1,168
    Likes Received:
    9
    Status:
    Fellow [Any Field]
    my pic was a color printer cutout. They dont' send it to med schools.
     
  9. Pinkertinkle

    Pinkertinkle 2003 Member
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2003
    Messages:
    5,004
    Likes Received:
    78
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    Medical schools get copies of your photo. That way if anyone is dumb enough to have someone else take the test for them, they get a pleasant surprise at their interview. :D

    I personally used my high school senior year photographs that were touched up and what not.
     
  10. premyo2002

    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2003
    Messages:
    679
    Likes Received:
    0
    I thought Medical Schools were sent the picture after you are accepted. They do this just in order to make sure that it was you that took the mcat.
     
  11. OSUdoc08

    OSUdoc08 Membership Revoked
    Removed

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2003
    Messages:
    7,698
    Likes Received:
    6
    Status:
    Medical Student
    med schools recieve photos in your secondary application. it is unrelated to your mcat photo. i just cut mine out of a pic i took in 11th grade. its a waste of money to get photos made.
     

Share This Page