doctor in da makin

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The TA at my school has been doing this for 10+ years and is extremely well-known and well-liked on my campus. Virtually everyone would say he teaches better than the actual professors. Unfortunately, he does not have a PhD and was not allowed by my school to become the professor when the previous prof (0f 20+ years) retired last year. He is an older man, and not just a 20-something graduate student.

He taught recitations, but also ran the laboratory part of the course, which was a 1 credit class.

Should I go for it?
 

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It has to be a professor to cover the 2sci + 1nonsci requirement.

He could certainly act as a supplemental letter writer, though. No harm in it.
 

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Is he formally a TA? Or is he listed as Instructor? Lecturer? Adjunct? Depending on the medical school, it can say course instructor or it can say faculty.

In any event, see if his/her supervisor, likely the department chair, can/will cosign
 
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Yes, ask your TA to write you a letter, and explain to him that as a technicality med schools require a PhD to co-sign and he will most likely get his supervisor to co-sign the letter. I did this for one of my science letters and it worked out great!
 
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