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Did schools ask about speeding tickets?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by HumbleMD, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. HumbleMD

    HumbleMD hmmmm... 7+ Year Member

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    So I had a friend ask me whether or not schools asked for information on speeding tickets. I couldn't remember for the life of me, but I thought one school did. I scoured my secondaries but couldn't access them all. Does anyone remember if any schools asked about speeding tickets? (Schools may include UPitt, UMich, UPenn, WashU, Emory, Duke, Baylor, MSUCHM, UCSD, Nebraska, Wayne State, UNC, Oregon, UWash, or UCDavis).
     
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  3. Disinence2

    Disinence2 Emergency Medicine Physician 7+ Year Member

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    Im pretty sure they all do.

    I mean speading puts the public at risk, which is the violation of the hippocratic oath.

    if you have any speeding tickets you can't be a doctor.
     
  4. PepperMD

    PepperMD 2+ Year Member

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    Vermont did. I think they wanted everything for the past 4 or 5 years, but I don't recall exactly. Maybe that one speeding ticket (received on the way to a meeting with a clinical preceptor no less) was why they didn't want to interview me...
     
  5. mrs.smith

    mrs.smith 7+ Year Member

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    Yeah, what Disinence said! :thumbup:
     
  6. GoLAClippers

    GoLAClippers Banned Banned

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    :eek: :mad: :(
     
  7. GoLAClippers

    GoLAClippers Banned Banned

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    Are there schools that ask if your parents or grandparents ever broke a law? There are some schools that ask this for undergrad admissions :eek: :scared: Rest assured, my parents didn't do anything wrong except get green cards a little over couple decades ago :laugh:
     
  8. Tired

    Tired Fading away 7+ Year Member

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    My school conducts a polygraph at the interview, including questions on the frequency of "self-stimulation".
     
  9. 63768

    63768 Guest 2+ Year Member

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    CRAP.
     
  10. SupergreenMnM

    SupergreenMnM Peanut, not chocolate 2+ Year Member

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    My school made me report my speeding tickets. I don't really understand why, only one of them was I on crack, the rest I was just drunk but seriously who isn't anymore?:thumbup:
     
  11. shadowclaws

    shadowclaws 5+ Year Member

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    I got a speeding ticket on my way home from an interview.
     
  12. SupergreenMnM

    SupergreenMnM Peanut, not chocolate 2+ Year Member

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    Did you ask the school you interviewed at if they validate tickets? :laugh:
     
  13. somemaybedoc

    somemaybedoc ms0 7+ Year Member

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    Um...no... I have yet to encounter a school that cares if you exceed the speed limit, especially the ones in TX, which drop randomly to give tiny townships revenue opportunities.
     
  14. TMP-SMX

    TMP-SMX Senior Member Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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  15. j-weezy

    j-weezy MS1 2+ Year Member

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    Temple, Texas... enough said
     
  16. Law2Doc

    Law2Doc 5K+ Member Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    They don't ask about it if you list it as one of your ECs.
     
  17. VaulterGirl

    VaulterGirl I ♥ Coquí 2+ Year Member

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    I can't say that I was asked this question but they will throw alot of ethical questions at you. Personally, I would rather be asked about speeding tickets.
     
  18. Auron

    Auron Cruisin' the Cosmos 2+ Year Member

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    yes they do. They also check if you got tickets for going too slow. That would be going against the speed and efficiency required in the medical profession.
     
  19. SupergreenMnM

    SupergreenMnM Peanut, not chocolate 2+ Year Member

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    :lol: :lol:
     
  20. premeddick

    premeddick Junior Member 10+ Year Member

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    I think doctors that speed are good for medicine. I mean if you are on call at home and you get paged into a surgery or consult, they need to know that you are going to put the pedal of your 7 series BMW to the metal and get there before the guy dies.
     
  21. Chargers

    Chargers 2+ Year Member

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    does this mean I can list traffic school as one of my ECs???;)
     
  22. GuzzyRon

    GuzzyRon Son of the Son of Man 10+ Year Member

    Word. :thumbup:
     
  23. GuzzyRon

    GuzzyRon Son of the Son of Man 10+ Year Member

    Why not? ;)
     
  24. Eric Lindros

    Eric Lindros Guest

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    I was asked about speeding tickets at my interview. Just be honest, OP, it shouldn't hurt your chances.
     
  25. lsumedgirl

    lsumedgirl Livin' the dream! 2+ Year Member

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    I was never asked about it on any apps.
     
  26. GuzzyRon

    GuzzyRon Son of the Son of Man 10+ Year Member

    Cincy asks this question on it's secondary.
     
  27. Tropic Risk

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    Did they also ask if you paid the ticket?
     
  28. notgettingin

    notgettingin 2+ Year Member

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    I too was asked about speeding tickets in my interview. I admitted that I have way more then my fair share. He laughed hysterically and told me that he has a lead foot too, and then we moved on to other topics. :D
     
  29. What in the ****? I'm definitely listing my lead foot as an EC.
     

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