Electronic Residency Application Service or ERAS®

The ERAS® Application Headshots Sessions


We will show you how to pose for the perfect residency headshots, what backgrounds to use, and what clothing to wear.

UAMS College of Medicine, Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine
With more than a dozen ERAS® application photos under our belt, we know the image specs!

What Are Medical Residency Headshots?

In medical residency and fellowship applications, residents and fellows are usually required to submit a photograph as a part of their application. ERAS is the most popular place for residents to upload their professional headshots.

Professionalism, friendliness, and competence are the goals of residency headshots. Your headshot is the perfect starting point to building a great personal brand that can help you get interviewed and eventually hired by your target residency program.

The photos you submit to ERAS must follow specific guidelines in order to be accepted. To submit a headshot, the file size must be no larger than 100 kilobytes and the image size must be 2.5 in x 3.5 in.

How Do I Do If I’m Non-Photogenic or I Hate Getting My Photo Taken?

You’re covered with Me! In most cases, portrait photographers create cringe-inducing environments for their clients. Their poses are awkward, and their understanding of what clients expect from their sessions is lacking. They either do that or make you hurry through the session.

With Yobheadshot, we work hard to provide an enjoyable & stress-free work environment for every client. With our studio, we offer upbeat music that motivates you, and we constantly gather client feedback so that we can work towards taking a headshot that will make you proud to show off online. Due to our exclusive focus on headshots (and not body shots), we are exceptionally proficient at a single service. 


What Backdrops are Best for Residency Headshots?

A neutral backdrop is recommended for residency headshots. (Either white, off-white, or grey.) 

A headshot taken outside can also be used if desired. However, we have found that a professional studio headshot is more appropriate for this industry. 

Due to the size requirements of ERAS headshots, this is especially true. Oftentimes, when taking an outdoor headshot, we lose many of the details in the background since we must compress the photo to under 100kb.


How Should I Dress for the Residency Headshot?

A medical residency headshot should generally be taken in formal business attire. Unless you also have a suit you’re bringing for your main ERAS photo, do not wear scrubs for your headshot.

The medical professional’s conservative nature means that this is the bulletproof rule even when we typically preach flexibility and “tailoring outfits to your personality” for sessions.

Do not dress for a job you have, but rather for the job you want. We will be happy to answer any questions you might have!

Avoid low-cut clothing and wear little jewelry. The attire you wear should generally be conservative to allow faculty members to judge you by your application rather than your picture.



What Backdrops to eat ?

A neutral backdrop is recommended for residency headshots. (Either white, off-white, or grey.) 

A headshot taken outside can also be used if desired. However, we have found that a professional studio headshot is more appropriate for this industry. 

Due to the size requirements of ERAS headshots, this is especially true. Oftentimes, when taking an outdoor headshot, we lose many of the details in the background since we must compress the photo to under 100kb.


Preparing for Residency Headshots?

Preparing ahead of time for your headshot involves three key steps.

Prior to your session, if possible, try to get plenty of rest, exercise, and sun exposure. Before we deliver your edited photos to you, we will airbrush all your selected photos, but it is up to you to make sure the photos are as natural as possible.

Additionally, before your session, you should briefly wear the clothes you want to wear. It is important to make sure that your outfit still fits correctly and does not need dry cleaning.

The third thing you should do is look at some other photos of yourself. Your photographer will be able to find an angle that suits you more quickly if you present them to him or her at the studio. otherwise, we will just find your best angle and that is not more than 2 min of test shooting.


More Infos!

The main application photo should not be taken wearing a white coat. Photographers may allow you to take an extra image with a white coat, but ERAS photo submissions don’t typically recommend it. We only recommend wearing glasses if you really wear them; statistically, candidates who wear glasses are more likely to receive interview invitations.

Photos with exact ERAS requirements

My goal is to make your headshot say the right things about you, regardless of where you are finishing medical school or when you do so.

ERAS 2022 Residency Timeline




May 31, 2021        ERAS 2021 season ends at 5 p.m. ET.
June 9, 2021    ERAS 2022 season begins at 9 a.m. ET.
–>September 1, 2021 Applications to programs may be submitted as early as 9 a.m.
September 29, 2021 Applications and MSPEs may begin being reviewed by residency programs as early as 9 a.m.
May 31, 2022 ERAS 2022 season ends at 5 p.m. ET.

Source :Association of American Medical Colleges

Do you need medical residency headshots?

Check out our headshot packages below to find the best one for your needs and budget.

Group Sessions

See pricing for groups of any size. Starting even at 2 People! As low as two people t is $175 per person!

Individual Sessions

Pricing for individuals or booking for many people different dates

Exactly what is included?

I am a headshot photographer in Little Rock, Arkansas specializing in making professional images. It can be a stressful time for applicants. I have worked with many of them. My goal is to make the online booking process as straightforward as possible!

My studio offers Express sessions ($250) to most applicants. Our posing, lighting, and expression coaching will be customized to meet your needs.

Upon completion of the session, you will receive a professionally retouched image for use anywhere. Additionally, I’ll create one that matches the ERAS sizes.

It takes about a few days to get your order (but if you’re behind schedule, we offer rush service).


World-Class headshots

Applying to residency shouldn’t be compromised by your headshot

Fast & Easy Work

Headshots are done in a timely manner to ensure you are on time !

Ready to Use headshots

Receive already cropped Headshots that is on the size of the requirements for ERAS !

Complete Application

Prepared your residency personal statement stress free !

Simple as a Conversation

As simple as having a conversation

The Studio in Little Rock


Don’t take my word for it. Take a look at some of my 5-star reviews.

Based on 40 reviews
Wendy Moreno
Wendy Moreno
24 August 2023
Thino is a top-notch professional! I have never encountered a photographer with such a talented gift for capturing the best energy and spirit in every single photo. The final photos are absolutely phenomenal!! He discusses your goals and puts you at ease, and offers his artistic expertise in staging the photo, and provides the best coaching. Highly recommend to my fellow veterans needing headshots during transition from military service to the civilian sector. I am ecstatic with the outcome!
Tyler Roscoe
Tyler Roscoe
3 June 2023
Thino is an absolute gentleman and expert. He will consult with you before your session and during your session he will coach you all the way through to make sure your photos meet or exceed your expectations. I can’t recommend him enough. Excellent service!
Tammy Stafford
Tammy Stafford
18 February 2023
EXCELLENT photographer! Absolutely love my headshot photos and loved every minute spent with Thino and Aya! They made the photo shoot so much fun and gave me beautiful photos! Very professional! They went above & beyond! Excellent! I‘m excited to tell my family & friends - everyone!
Caddell Reynolds
Caddell Reynolds
13 February 2023
We recently reached out to YobHeadshot to take staff headshots for our website and they are awesome!! Thank you for making our visualization a reality!
Andrew Winters
Andrew Winters
10 February 2023
Thino was great to work with!
Gabe Williams
Gabe Williams
2 November 2022
Thino deserves all of the recognition! Not just for his impeccable camera work, but also for being relatable and helping to create a warm environment during our shoot. I went for headshots, but it’s a sure bet that I’ll be coming back no matter what kind of pictures I need.
Jessica Linares
Jessica Linares
7 September 2022
I got my ERAS headshots with Thino and he was patient and professional. He did a great job at capturing me during the photo shoot and was receptive to how I wanted my picture to come out. Highly recommend for anyone wanting awesome headshots!
Tara Hallett
Tara Hallett
24 August 2022
Thino was so amazing! From what I have experienced in the past. He is dedicated and very informative. I strongly encourage anyone to get headshots through him. The way he was set up was perfect. He even played my favorite songs while during the shoot. Which made me feel more comfortable in my skin and it's helped me bring out the character more. I have recommended three people and will recommend more people. My agent absolutely loves them. When your agent approves that is a win for everyone. Thank you, thank you so much Thino from your excellent service. Will be back in the future!
Zayn Chau
Zayn Chau
23 August 2022
Amazing work and wonderful experience.
Maddy Whaley
Maddy Whaley
25 April 2022
Valentin did a wonderful job helping me create headshots for my ERAS application. He was professional, helpful, and had a relaxing environment for picture taking. I definitely recommend his services for any professional headshots you might need. You won't be disappointed!

This is the ideal size for ERAS, LSAT, ERAS, VSAS, ADEA, fellowship & medical schools, business & graduate school applications.

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