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Will having a misdemeanor hurt my chances?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by V. Taylor, Jun 24, 2002.

  1. V. Taylor

    V. Taylor Junior Member

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    Recently I was caught using another person's i.d. to enter a club. I was the group designated driver, so I was competely sober. I now have a misdemeanor on my record, and I was wondering how this would affect my chances of getting into medical school.
     
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  3. Bordeaux

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    Don't worry about it, it seems like a noble crime.
     
  4. imtiaz

    imtiaz i cant translate stupid
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    dont mention it. they only ask about felony convictions.
     
  5. Mr.D

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    Misdemeanors are not much of a problem as felonies are. As a matter of fact, in the AMCAS application you're asked to list any felonies on your record. There are some schools that ask you to list or explain any misdemeanors (Stanford, Cornell, Wash U for example), so just be honest and brief in your secondaries. I don't know what effect (if any) this has in the decion making process.
     
  6. Doctora Foxy

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    <a href="http://forums.studentdoctor.net/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=012178" target="_blank">Check out this thread</a>
     
  7. Laura JC

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    Some secondaries may ask you about misdemeanors. Don't go into great detail, don't talk about how you have reformed, just state what happened. I'm sure it will be fine. I have a misdemeanor, and it never was an issue. JUST DON'T LIE ABOUT IT!
     
  8. V. Taylor

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    Thanks for helping to put my mind at ease.
     

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