Quoted: history of DUI and med school admission

Discussion in 'Confidential Consult' started by Tildy, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. Tildy

    Tildy 12 yrs old, feels like 84 Moderator Emeritus SDN Advisor 7+ Year Member

    This is a difficult one as this type of episode is a huge red flag on admissions. I do not think that involving yourself in organizations is in and of itself the answer. I think it would more be related to what you've done since the episode, evidence of your character and suitability for medicine. Some schools will not give you the time of day. Others might if you otherwise have a clean record. There is no time line, but I think 4 years is enough time to move forward and see what happens. Best of luck.
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  3. bucknut5748


    Jun 3, 2008
    It is not a death sentence. I was arrested for DUI the night that I submitted my final secondary app. I talked about it in my interviews. I was convicted the week of my acceptance. It showed up on my background check as a conviction. I discussed it with the dean of admissions and I am now in my 4th year. Good luck.

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