Photo for secondary ?


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Apr 12, 2015
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What kind of photo is acceptable for my secondary? I kind of want to submit one with my dog. Or should I keep formal to be safe?
Is your dog also applying to medical school? o_O It needs to be of you.

Look professional. In a suit or a dress shirt is preferable. Shot from shoulders up. Solid background. Good lighting. Smile.
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Nov 30, 2015
  1. Medical Student
Wear a suit and tie

Stand next to a neutral colored wall

Tilt your head 15 degrees to the right

Have a friend or family member take the picture from the head and shoulders

Boom you got yourself a headshot
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May 12, 2016
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I like aesthetic of a natural background more than a wall so I used photo that was taken outside where the only thing in focus was me. if you take it on a non wall background ensure that you are the main subject and nothing distracting is going on.

Putting your dog in the photo is distracting to say the least but is also mind blowing and hilarious because of how ridiculous it is. Do you want to be known as the ridiculous applicant?
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