ConnAPA Salary Report Available

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Survey Purpose: To provide all practicing PAs, employers, and institutions in CT current information regarding salaries, financial benefits, paid time off and continuing medical education benefits here in Connecticut.Methods: This survey was administered online from May 19, 2014 through July 15, 2014. A total of 229 responses were received from a total of over 1,200 […]

ConnAPA Successful in Testimony on Definition of Surgery Bill

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The Public Health Committee has approved a modified version of HB 5625, the Definition of Surgery bill.  The current version creates a Task Force to study and discuss the issue which is what ConnAPA requested in our testimony.  A report would be due to the Public Health Committee on January 1, 2016. In addition, the […]

Medications/Nonprescription Drugs Now Tax Free in CT – Tell Your Patients.

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Governor Malloy today announced that as the result of P.A. 14-47, Sec. 48, which was made effective on April 1, 2015, nonprescription drugs and medications are exempt from sales taxes in Connecticut beginning today. Some examples of nonprescription items that are now sales tax free include things such as vitamins; antihistamines; cough, cold, asthma and […]

Student Leadership Program Great Success

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Saturday, Feb 28th at Quinnipiac University. The event was attended by more than 120 students from seven PA schools: Quinnipiac, University of Bridgeport, Yale, Springfield College, Mercy, Johnson and Wales and Pace. The morning began with students separated into first and second year tracks, with three lectures each. The topics ranged from Contracts and Negotiations […]

THE UBPAI HOSTS ITS 3rd ANNUAL GALA!

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Written By: Sabrina Butler and Angel Castro The University of Bridgeport Physician Assistant Institute hosted its 3rd Annual Gala at the Trumbull Marriot on Saturday, February 21st. This year’s Gala was hosted by the Class of 2016; tickets benefited the Fichandler Student Society. The event was another great opportunity for faculty and students to get […]

ConnAPA Testifies Against Proposed Legislative Change to Definition of Surgery

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The Chair of the ConnAPA legislative Committee, Jon Weber,PA provided testimony to the Public Health Committee of the Connecticut State Legislature recently regarding opposition to a proposed bill that would define the term “surgery”. Included in his testimony was that “ConnAPA is concerned that the basic legislative intent or consequence of HB 5625 is to move […]

ConnAPA PAs visit Pfizer Laboratories

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 Laboratories in Groton, CT was host to a group of 11 PAs and PA students on Friday, February 6th, 2015. The three and a half hour tour proved to be fascinating, informative, and illuminating. The tour included an overview of Pfizer’s research and development program, a visit to their anti-counterfeiting laboratory and information about compound […]