Medical Residency Headshot

Our Headshot Sessions Are Different

You will receive your headshots at the end of the session. Not offered by other photographers.

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The gallery above includes medical residency headshots and medical school application headshots.

Residency Headshot 

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Professional medical residency headshot

Get A Professional Headshot

Every year we photograph headshots for Medical Residency applications. Most of the students come in and say, “We were told in class to get a professional portrait. I asked my friend to take a few. I wasn’t really happy with the way they turned out that’s why I’m here.” Conversely, when the session is finished they say, “Now I know why they told us to get a professional headshot!

A headshot for your Medical Residency application is one the most important headshots for your career. Particularly, it is one of the things that are considered by the team of doctors who will evaluate your application. Of course your grades and work are very important. But if the decision is between two equal applicants ask yourself what might give you that special edge. A professional headshot may make them think twice about you.

First Impression 

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Show confidence and energy

Headshot According To Your Specialty

 Questions: What goes into a medical residency photo that makes an impression?

During our consultation, we will discuss your specialty and how you would like to be portrayed. In brief, your headshot should be appropriate for your specialty.

For example, you may want to be represented more friendly and approachable if your goal is pediatrics. On the other hand, if you are in neurosurgery, you might want to come across more knowledgable. In either case, looking confident and knowledgeable is very important.

Our goal is that you submit your headshot to Eras with the confidence that you received a great headshot.

Portrait Session 

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Prove that you are serious about your goals

It’s A Process

Here is how I photograph professional portraits:

• We first discuss your portrait, your vision, specialty etc. Then, you choose a background from the different backgrounds we have.

I will take about 20-30 different photos and maybe more if you want a different look.

• I will display the images on my computer screen for you to choose the pose you like.

• Then I will do some basic retouching (eye circles and bags etc.) on the chosen portrait(s) with you present. You receive your photos at the end of your session (not offered by other photographers).

Read on How To Prepare For Your Headshot on our parent website.


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Not all headshots are the same

What Makes Us Different

Experience and knowledge is what distinguishes us from other photographers. Our over 25 years of experience in headshot photography enables us to work efficiently.

The technical part like lighting, background, posing and professional cropping to the correct size is all on me, the photographer.

The expression is work between you and me. It’s so important for you to show your confidence, intelligence, and approachability.

You don’t have to wait to receive your photos, they are delivered to you the same day. Therefore, they can be emailed, downloaded or transferred immediately. 

Before The Internet 

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A headshot that gets you accepted

Then And Now

We have been taking residency headshots before the internet. You will be surprised to learn how difficult it was then. This was the process of getting a headshot then.

Applicants for residency would book a photographer to have a headshot photoshoot.

The photo session would involve a consultation, prep and a photoshoot. Once the photographer received the proof photos from the lab (about 10 days later), a review session will be scheduled. Then they would choose the best headshot. The applicant would order about 100 wallet size photos.

About 7-10 days days later, the photos were ready for pick up. Residency applicants would have to staple their headshots to each of their paper application they had filled out.

Conversely, with today’s digital photography, your residency headshot is done in an hour.


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A headshot that represents you

Experience With Eras Photo Requirements

Experience is one of the most important things you should look for when you choose your headshot photographer. I have been photographing headshots for residency program before it was digital.

The maximum image file size accepted by Eras website for your application is 100 KB. Also the photograph must be no larger than 2.5 by 3.5 inches in size. I will provide you with a photo with the Eras specifications. Then, all you have to do is upload it.

I provide a quality photography and customer service at a reasonable price. Contact Us for detail information and pricing. You will receive your headshot(s) at the end of the session.

To learn more about our headshot photography services visit our Professional Headshot Photography page.

To book your headshot session and check on availability call us (650) 690-2092 or Email Us

Quality Headshots At A Reasonable Price

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