criminal record

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
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    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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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.
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    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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. W

    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...
  18. 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...