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  1. LindaAccepted

    Medical Got a Criminal Record? Here’s How to Address It in Your Application

    If you have ever engaged in disorderly conduct, petty theft, gotten a DUI, been arrested during a political protest, or have any other infractions (minor or major) on your record, we hope that you have learned important lessons from those experiences and won’t repeat them. But if you are...
  2. NeuroMap

    Doctors with felonies

    I've been a frequent visitor here at SDN and have read over many inspiring as well as downright negative responses to threads where the individual has a criminal history. So I am curious to see what the community would think my chances are of getting into medical school. Even more so, what are...
  3. A

    Can I still be a physician? (serious)

    The other day I didn't pay my train ticket because I bought it before and no one checked. When I was sitting on the train, all of a sudden I hear "TICKETS" I automatically pretended to be asleep but the cop woke me up. He asked for my ID and he took a picture of it and wrote down my info but he...
  4. P

    Non-trad reapplying, need advice on pre-med advisor and gap year

    Hey all, I'm a nontrad student mainly because I have a DUI conviction and an academic violation from 2010 which required me to take as much time as possible to prove myself. In the meantime, I've graduated with a double-major in Biology and Spanish, clocked in hundreds of hours of healthcare...
  5. N

    CRIMINAL RECORD to SINGLE MOM and med student possible?

    Hi I will be 25-26 when I apply to medical school, I'm 24 now. When I was 18 I got into an altercation with my older sister which, although it did not result in injury to either her or I, did result in my being charged with a misdemeanor (menacing 2nd degree) for making an offhand comment along...
  6. leagueofDravenMD

    Allopathic Medical School (MD) Secondary Application Criminal Background Question

    Hello all, I am applying to MD schools this cycle with an arrest record, although I was never convicted I was charged for a few things. However, I had them dropped through a diversion program. I am aware that schools ask different questions regarding criminal background on their secondary...
  7. D

    MD DUI + Medical Application w/; GPA 3.6; MCAT 36; sGPA 3.8

    Hello, I am interested in Applying to Medical Schools ASAP. But I have a DUI from May 2015. Actually I have criminal charges for Marijuana Possession and Paraphernalia, however I made a deal with the DA to lower it to a DUI. I am terribly sorry for what I have done. cGPA: 3.6, sGPA: 3.8, MCAT...
  8. H

    Just got accepted into a school, but...

    ... but I was charged with a disorderly person's conduct, shoplifting. I know, I am so stupid. I feel awful. The case has yet to take place but I'm wondering what might happen, as I've just received notification that a background check will take place soon. This is a first offense, so when I...
  9. M

    Arrested/Criminal Background Question

    This incident happened this past weekend. I was going from my home to a different state to meet up with a friend. While on the way, I was stopped by a cop for unsafe lane change (I was in the cash lane and did not pay attention to the dashed vs. straight line before changing lane to EZ pass). I...
  10. R

    Should I disclose an infraction if it is never asked for?

    I have an infraction which is about a year and a half old which is classified as a civil ordinance violation (not a felony or misdemeanor). I will be applying to med schools next year. The AMCAS only asked about misdemeanors and felonies and most of the secondaries that I have started looking...
  11. D

    Misdemeanor not listed on AMCAS because of me being unaware but on background check

    **DISCLAIMER** *I am posting this for advice and am in a state of SHOCK/ANXIETY, so I would appreciate it if you could reply with HELPFUL non-trolling/rude comments* In 2008, two days after my 18th birthday, I received a reckless driving citation. There was a misunderstanding with the police...
  12. M

    Criminal Record over 10 years ago

    Student Doctor Network, I was in and out of trouble in my younger years (16-17) and was arrested multiple times and charged with a few crimes. I was young and stupid back then, I am now 32 years of age and have turned my whole life around. I went from a high school dropout (10th grade) to...
  13. F

    Anybody know if I can get my psychologist license with a DUI on my record?

    I made the biggest mistake of my life and got arrested for a DUI. First arrest ever. Is this going to prevent / deny me of my license as a psychologist? I'm in California.
  14. S

    Please Help. Would I be wasting my time; criminal records and medical school.

    I am a non traditional unrepresented minority (Mexican) medical school pre applicant with an extensive criminal arrest record with no felonies and want to become a physician (4 duis, 1 trespassing, and a vandalism convictions) . But please here me out before passing judgment on my unworthy...
  15. Green63

    Dental Assisting theft record??

    Hello I am new here I apologize if I have posted on the wrong thread. I would like to go into dental assisting school my only problem is I have 3 misdeamonor with theft record from 6 years ago. Has anyone ever been disqualified for this? I would like to go to college this following year, I also...
  16. D

    Misdemeanors and Medical School - Encouraging Anecdotes

    I wanted to make a thread for future applicants that may find themselves in a situation similar to my own. About a year ago I made a stupid mistake and wound up with a petit larceny charge. In the pursuit of anonymity I have made a new account for this, and I will not share too many details. I...
  17. LIGHT561

    What are my chNchr

    Hello sdn I have a serious question for you all today? Let me start by saying yes I have searched the fourm and I could not find my answer! P.s. please please forgive me for using the urm term (just using the cards I've been dealt)I know it's a taboo I'm sorry again I am a 22 year old black...
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    background check

    I am a student in Texas. I am going to be applying to a Physician Assistant program in a couple years. My concern is that I have a criminal history. I have three misdemeanor shoplifting offenses on my record. When I apply for the program, they will have been 5 & 7 years ago that they happened. I...
  19. A

    Misdemeanor charge and podiatry?

    I recently was arrested for petit theft. It is my fist offense and my charges will be dropped after I finish an intervention program but I am applying to school within the new few months. I am wondering what my chances are of getting into podiatry school? Anyone have experience with a criminal...