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    DUI (DWI)/ local criminal

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    Interesting occurances,

    I had a DUI (Drinving under the influ., also known as DWI in some state) over 8 years ago. A few questions regarding this:

    1.) I will probablly put the DUI on my apps. Is it required that I input it? it is a misdemeanor, but not a feloney, but is it criminal?

    2.) Any thoughts on this hurting my chances/ or would that be negated by the length of time?

    I percieve it to be a minor issue considering the length of time and my scholastics/experiences since then.

    2.) What do they look at when you request a "local criminal letter"? Will this be included? I have other questions, but will wait to post due to time..

    Funny how your past can haunt you..

    M

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    RE: Criminal records

    I am 57 and have made more than a few mistakes. A DWI is considered a misdeameanor, true. I had to "confess" and not proud of the fact but it may show up on your Police Clearance. Depending on your municipality even driving without a license or expired license will show up as a Petty Misdeamenor. I will not prevent you from entering school but it may create a hurdle when it comes time for medical licensure in the State or Province you wish to practice.

    After speaking with a friend whom as a licensed attorney and investigator of medical practitioners, felonies may be a greater problem.
    He was an investigator for a reason and he mentioned that some MD, DDS and other medical practitioners commit more serious crimes than a DWI but also including DWI.

    I recommend contacting the license board be straight forth and honest, and ask them if you will have a problem with licensure after all your years of medical school. Concealment of a material fact may be seen as a worse offense than the act itself. Honesty is the best policy.

    I terms of the clinical rotations and residencies it will depend on the specific State.

    We all make mistakes, we get "F grades" and "A grades", it is part of the learning process. I for one do not condemn you neither does God; and one preacher related that God has the power to change documents. I just thank God I didn't hurt anyone in the process. One of the Creeds in Medicines is: " Do no harm or more harm". I couldn't have lived with myself if anyone had gotten killed or maimed, you don't have to stop drinking ETOH, just don't drive.

    PM me for further information. PRN (as necessary)

    Whatever we do today does have a resultant effect in our years to come and I am a slow learner.

    Aloha,

    Philenom

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    Interesting... I never thought of the after-the-fact license issue. The specific area I am referring to would be the Midwest states. I will have to look into the license issue further. If I find anything, I will post.

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