DUI/DWI and your career in medicine: what you need to know

You took all the tests. Studied hard, and now you finally have a chance to get into the career of your dreams in medicine. Maybe you want to be a nurse, or a PA, or even a surgeon. You go out to celebrate your hard work and good fortune, have a few drinks, and suddenly you find yourself with a DUI/DWI on your record. What does that have to do with your career? As it turns out, everything.



In almost every state you are required by law to report any instance of DUI/DWI to your local licensing board. This includes a wide range of professions in the medical field. Doctors, nurses, therapists, even your local pharmacy tech. That’s right. Even a simple pharmacy tech could face disciplinary action for a DUI/DWI conviction. More often than not the punishment involves either the suspension or revocation of your professional license.

In order to become a doctor of any sort, one must first complete 4 years of pre-med. After successful completion of pre-med, another 4 years of medical school must be passed successfully to obtain your license to practice medicine. Assuming you have gotten to this point, you now must complete 3-7 years of residency before your medical education is considered complete. That is potentially 15 years of struggle and enormous financial burden to fully achieve your goal of a career in medicine.

One DUI/DWI, and all of that could be gone in an instant.


Don’t let one mistake cost you the career you have worked so hard for. At DUI.Attorney we are committed to providing professional clients like you with the very best representation available. Your career and future are at stake. Don’t settle for anything less than A FORMER PROSECUTOR to defend your rights and protect your livelihood.


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