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Misdemor DUI: Can it affect med school admission or future licensing?

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by jmejia1, May 10, 2001.

  1. jmejia1

    jmejia1 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 20, 2001
    Hey lets just say a friend of mine got nailed with a DUI, can med school run a check on ones' record? Also, can this affect future licensing?
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  3. Colorado_2

    Colorado_2 Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 25, 2001
    Probably not if it's a misdemeanor. I think only felonies would show up on one's record or a background search. Be careful though, I think the second time in most states is a felony.
  4. docuw

    docuw Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 6, 2001
    Lets just say your "friend" (read "you" ;) ) will have a criminal history and background check run on you at some schools. U of Washington is one that I know of that does this. In order to apply there, you must sign a waiver saying that they can access this info. Other schools may do the same. Depending on the school, this may or may not be a big thing. I would think that if you were honest about it, and didnt try to hide it from them, they would not mind too much.
  5. Mikado

    Mikado Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 2, 2001
    A misdemeaner should not show up. Whatever you do don't go and mention it to any school. Drunk driving is as good a reason as any other to exclude someone. My advice - lock that piece of information up in the furthest recess of your mind and throw away the key. Good luck and drive safely now.

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