Why the medical profession should give people with criminal records a second chance

I am a board-certified osteopathic family physician who worked most of my career as a hospitalist. I am thankful to my university, family medicine program, and the state boards for being open-minded and future-minded and admitting and licensing me, respectively.

I was arrested and convicted of multiple counts of trafficking and abusing cannabis and MDMA (including using minors as agents in their sales) and multiple arrests for driving on suspended and …

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