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Does a Professor Of Surgery count as a "science" prof?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by shemarty, May 12, 2008.

  1. shemarty

    shemarty 7+ Year Member

    Jun 17, 2007
    I took a class at the med school on vascular disease/treatment, and it was taught by an asst. prof of surgery.

    I went on to TA the class, shadow in the OR, and I'm a co-author on an abstract with this surgeon.

    For those med schools that have a strict 2 science professor requirement, would they accept his as "science"?
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  3. ChubbyChaser

    ChubbyChaser Yummmy 2+ Year Member

    Apr 14, 2007
    I would call schools just to find out, but I would think so
  4. PharmDstudent

    PharmDstudent 7+ Year Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    Make sure that he writes "assistant professor of ................". I don't know what else they would consider him???
  5. TupacalipseT96

    TupacalipseT96 R U Still Down? 7+ Year Member

    Apr 6, 2008
    If he taught you science then I don't see there being an issue. After all, that is the ultimate intent of the requirement.
  6. Depakote

    Depakote Pediatric Anesthesiologist Rocket Scientist Physician Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    If you actually took a science class with him, then it should be fine. But most people just shadow docs, for them, a letter from a MD attesting to their experiences in clinic would not count as a Science Prof LOR.
  7. shemarty

    shemarty 7+ Year Member

    Jun 17, 2007
    The class was more of an hands on workshop type elective. It only had 12 students, and we only spent 1 hour per week hearing presentations from our peers. The rest of the time was spent learning how to perform angioplasty and stenting on an endovascular simulator.

    So it's not really like taking a biochemistry or genetics class.

    I'm not doubting his "professor"-ness. I'm doubting whether it would count as one of my two "science" profs.


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