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Hi everyone. I'm a PA in NY and have been practicing for 1.5+ years now. I'm moving to Texas and currently in the process of obtaining my license in Texas. So I've got the document submission under control but I just have a few questions.

 

1. I'm slightly worried about the Jurisprudence Exam. From the website, there is a pool of 100 sample questions (http://www.tmb.state.tx.us/idl/7949A6BB-1C85-18A8-46AF-1734DFABC9AF). I've essentially been studying from this only. Is this enough or do I have to read the laws? I heard that the exam is only 50 questions from this online pool. What was your experience with the JP exam?

 

2. Am I allowed to look for a job while I'm still trying to obtain my license or do I look for jobs after I have my license?

 

Thanks in advance.

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The jurisprudence exam literally comes from that pool of questions, and only there- the questions are word-for-word from that question bank.

 

And, it's really up to your employer if they're wiling to hire you before you have a license. There's no law that says you can't get a job unless you have a license- just that you can't practice until you have a license

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Exactly as above^^^^ 

Welcome to Texas!

 

I would look for a job pre-license since credentialing takes awhile at most places and the licensing board only meets 4 times per year. Also- there is no reason your temp license should not give you the same privileges as your regular license, although some clinics take some prodding in this direction.

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You can do whatever has been delegated to you , just as with a regular license. I looked at the TMB website and it says that you can not do online delegation with a temporary license, but there is a link to the hard paper option.

 

DEA is only for controlled substances, not all prescriptions.

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Thank you all for the quick replies. I'm looking for an orthopedic position in San Antonio and I was wondering if I have to be an Orthopedic specialty certified PA to practice in Orthopedics in Texas. There is a Facebook page of OPA-C so I was just wondering if I would have to be certified. Thanks for you help once again.

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Thank you all for the quick replies. I'm looking for an orthopedic position in San Antonio and I was wondering if I have to be an Orthopedic specialty certified PA to practice in Orthopedics in Texas. There is a Facebook page of OPA-C so I was just wondering if I would have to be certified. Thanks for you help once again.

They're two different professions.

 

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