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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by nick_carraway, May 3, 2007.

  1. nick_carraway

    nick_carraway 10+ Year Member

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    For the photo required for TMDSAS, is a casual passport photo okay?

    I plan on getting a formal portrait for my AMCAS files when I go interviewing but I don't have the time to do that these days.
     
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  3. Critical Mass

    Critical Mass Guest

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    Be careful with this. Marv Albert had a 40 MCAT, but he sent the wrong picture in and couldn't even get waitlisted.
     
  4. armybound

    armybound future urologist. Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    I sent them pics of me in a speedo. Maybe that's why I didn't hear back from them...

    How "casual" is the passport photo? Are you doing a keg-stand? Or is it a normal head shot?

    I assume you'll be fine with a passport photo.
     
  5. emaj1n

    emaj1n M1 2+ Year Member

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    Just get some passports in a button-down and or polo and use the photos for both. No need for a formal portrait. The process is as expensive enough.

    Oh, and that bit about Marv Albert is true.
     
  6. Anastasis

    Anastasis caffeinated for safety Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    I wore a button down shirt and went to Walgreens to get a passport photo done. Just make sure you look professional (from the shoulders up). ;)
     
  7. Sol Rosenberg

    Sol Rosenberg Long Live the New Flesh! 10+ Year Member

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    Nothing less than a professionally airbrushed glamour shot will do. Everybody that was accepted had a Texas flag somewhere in the picture (pin, scarf, shirt, etc)
     
  8. Anastasis

    Anastasis caffeinated for safety Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    and if you're a guy, no stetson = presecondary rejection even though Texas secondaries aren't screened ;)
     
  9. Dr.Watson

    Dr.Watson 2+ Year Member

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  10. armybound

    armybound future urologist. Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    in other words, NO PANTS!
     
  11. baylormed

    baylormed On the Search 5+ Year Member

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    Right behind you
    :laugh: :lol: :laugh: :lol:
     
  12. aggiesarah2007

    aggiesarah2007 7+ Year Member

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    I know it sounds silly, but at our advising office they REALLY emphasize looking professional in your photo. Just put a suit and shirt on, groom yourself, and have your friend take your picture in front of a white wall (or if you're really creative, a colored one!) and go print out wallet sized photos at walmart. it's cheap, still looks professional, and it will be good because they do look at the photos when they talk about you again at adcom
     

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