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Hi all. I have been looking for some advice on whether or not I should continue my goal of becoming a PA. When I was 17 I was convicted of underage drinking. Again, when I was 19, I was convicted of underage drinking. I am not a bad kid, I was just caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. But to those who do not know me, it is hard to not see me as a raging alcoholic. (WHICH I AM NOT) Since then I have enlisted in the United States Air Force and have kept my nose clean and dry. I am worried about pursuing a career in the medical field because of all the screenings and background checks they do. I fear they will not accept me into any programs because of my history with underage drinking. I was wondering if perhaps I do very well in my classes, maybe my grades out out shine my record? Please some one help I am tearing myself apart worrying about this!
I am currently in my final year of classes and will go on my clinical rotations in May. I had a mental illness and severe anxiety and depression which led me to steal as a coping mechanism. I was caught and will have a misdeamor of theft on my criminal backround check that my school will run on me before I can start my rotations. I am currently in therapy and plan to make a full recovery to not let this happen again. I am afraid I will not be able to go on my clinical rotations with this now on my background which will also prevent me from graduating the PA program. Does anyone have any expierence or advice for me? I am currently in the pretrial part and may get a diversion but will not know until Feb. which would drop the charges but still be on my record.