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"Has completed not less than sixty (60) hours of didactic instruction in pharmacology for physician assistant practice in an accredited physician assistant education program or a post-graduate program for physician assistant practice."

 

Hi all I am considering moving up to Connecticut, and I stumbled across this quote. Anyone know what it means. Does the pharm I had in school qualify? or is this in addition or post graduation?

 

Also what is the work environment in Connecticut

job availability?

 

Thanks all

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The pharm you had in school should suffice as long as it was 60 hours of instruction or more.

 

The work environment is good, CT is a favorable state for PAs. Schedule II prescribing authority. Only limitation is that one doc can supervise only 6 PAs at a time (this is rarely ever an issue). Relatively high pay, also high cost of living and taxes though.

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60 clock hours is a bit less than 4 semester hours, if I recall the conversion correctly.  You should be fine, you just may need a statement from your program that you had >60 hours if your pharmacology is integrated into modules, rather than broken out in a separate class.

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Pretty sure 4 credit hours is sixty. I've had to use the conversion before for my CME in nursing and a 3 credit hour course was 45 hours. Could be wrong or a different calculation. I had the same thing for Penn, but they didn't ask for specific proof. I'm assuming they just look at your transcript.

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Pretty sure 4 credit hours is sixty. I've had to use the conversion before for my CME in nursing and a 3 credit hour course was 45 hours. Could be wrong or a different calculation. I had the same thing for Penn, but they didn't ask for specific proof. I'm assuming they just look at your transcript.

from what I have found from scouring the interwebs, a college credit is a "semester credit hour"

 

From what I have gleaned from the link below "Most lecture and seminar courses are awarded 3 credit hours.  Over an entire semester, this formula represents at least 45 hours of class time and 90 hours of student preparation." i.e. 3=45. 4=60  (don't know about 4 credits = 120 hours of student prep, I think PA school was much more then that) :)

 

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&ved=0CEAQFjAE&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww2.ed.gov%2Fabout%2Foffices%2Flist%2Fous%2Finternational%2Fusnei%2Fus%2Fcredits.doc&ei=r6CcVKyiJarnsAST1oHwAw&usg=AFQjCNEBXS1Nu59iAhXwg4bz-KGueDN99w&sig2=Jqw30_Q0wj7ibl6viQb1Pg&bvm=bv.82001339,d.cWc&cad=rja

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