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Criminal Background Checks Upon Acceptance to Medical School: The Right Policy at the Right Time

Piraino, Beth MD; Stull, Matthew MD; Pettigrew, Chenits Jr. EdD; Mahoney, John MD

doi: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e31821e40b5
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Dr. Piraino is professor of medicine and associate dean of admissions and financial aid, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Stull is an American Medical Student Association Education and Research Fellow, Reston, Virginia.

Dr. Pettigrew is assistant dean for student affairs and director, Diversity Program, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Mahoney is associate professor of emergency medicine and associate dean for medical education, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Correspondence should be addressed to Dr. Piraino, 518 Scaife Hall, 3550 Terrace Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261; telephone: (412) 648-9891; e-mail: Piraino@pitt.edu.

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