Hello SDN First let me start by saying im not currently a medical school, im only just about finished with my first year of pre-med. I have been reading up alot on these forums and a few questions have arisen about a particular subject... DUIs. When I was 17 years old (a minor) I was convicted of a .02 offense (a "baby" DUI as the lawyer referred to it). I completed all the required classes and post-court procedures. I plan on getting the charge expunged before I begin applying to med school. Anyway, from what I've read this obviously is not going to help my chances of getting accepted, but it is still very much possible and there are plently of people with more serious crimes that have been accepted. The main reason I am posting is about medical licensing. I read a few posts about how people were being denied to having a medical license because of a criminal background. Some of them seemed a bit extreme, such as one person was denied a license because he was accused of a minor crime but never even convicted... Sorry for rambling, I just have a few questions. 1. It seems unrealistic a licensing board would refuse to give me a license because of this, but I've read a case or two where this type of situation seemed possible. My question is, how much weight is this going to have on me getting a medical license (assuming I get into med school, complete it, and finish residency and what not)?? I have a very hard time believing that a licensing board will say "Sorry sir, but because 14 years ago, when you were a minor, you were convicted of a .02 offense. And even though it was expunged and you completed all the requirements to be a physician, we are going to deny your application for a medical license. 2. If neither the AMCAS application or the secondary application (for applying for med school) asks if I have been convicted of a misdemeanor, should I tell them anyway?? 3. Thats about it actually, thanks for your responses it will be very helpful!!