jms263 wrote:yanksbgood wrote:Whether people should actually call you Dr. is a whole other debate, but quite frankly, no you should not be called doctor. Although PhDs should definetly be called doctor, in my opinion doing so sounds funny (you ever call your professors in undergrad, dr?). Yet, I understand they earned the degree.
If you did call your professor "Dr.," then you were (unknowingly) insulting him/her. Professor is the only appropriate salutation unless things are vastly different in the sciences from the humanities. If I'd put Dr. so and so for who I wanted to work for on grad school apps, I'd have expected a rejection.
As for me, I'm not going to go by Dr. Jim when I get my PhD (Chemistry, submitting in March and walking in May). I would want to punch myself in the face if I directed someone to refer to me as Dr.
I do hope a PhD helps more in law school applications than people around here seem to think!
Where the hell did you go for your PhD? "Dr." is ABSOLUTELY acceptable, though in my department we rarely used anything but first names, even in a classroom environment. Except for the med students. They are always determined to be formal. Professor is also acceptable, of course.