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!  With Yobheadshot, we work hard to provide an enjoyable & stress-free work environment for every client.

I’ll will walk you through slowly until we get comfortable together so we may get the best Headshots with great micro expressions.

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.



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.

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

How to crop your Photos for ERAS requirements

I did a video to help people who would like to crop their photos for Eras. I strongly recommend you use professional headshots for the crop.

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


We Offer Headshots mainly in Little Rock, with possibility in Conway,AR


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