Q: Will UMMC hire me with a felony? It’s not a disqualifying felony. It happened over 4 years ago. I went back to school.
Went back to school and graduated with a degree in Surgical Technology. Have been in NO trouble since. I actually volunteer in the community with one of the transplant surgeons who works at UMMC. Any advice?
A: UMMC will have their own policies and procedures concerning employment matters. When applying for the position, I would certainly disclose the conviction and attempt to provide them with an explanation of the events and/or what you have done subsequent to the conviction to turn your life around.
Also, depending on the nature of the offense, you may be eligible to have the conviction expunged. The expungement, if you qualify, usually has a five year waiting period from completion of the last court imposed conditions. I would definitely keep this option in mind as time continues to pass.
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