Hi Guys- Long time reader; first time poster. I'm currently writing a paper in my law and medicine class about the medical school and residency admissions process (due in a few days!!), and had a question which I cannot seem to find an answer to. First, I know there is a "governing board" - the AAMC - that oversees this process. But, given the competition, I can't imagine how many students exaggerate their C/V, or make claims that are simply not true. My question is, what happens if a student is caught forging documents - say letters of recommendation, publications, etc? Can criminal proceedings be brought against them (against the claim that it is forgery, which it most certainly it?)? I know if someone wrote a letter of any kind with my name on it, I'd be quite upset and may wish to pursue legal action if the AAMC brought it to my attention. Or does this application process shield you from any type of criminal activity, and does your application simply get revoked? Thanks, and best of luck with the admisssions process!