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 […]

2015 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 […]

QU PA Students Hold MOvember Events, Travel to Dominican Republic

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QU Students Join with Horizons International (HHI) in a Medical Service Trip to the Dominican Republic The world is a lot smaller than it once was. With the accessibility of international travel and electronic communication, thousands of miles is no longer an impossible barrier between two peoples. This concept also applies to medicine, as the five of us, […]

COC Approved for 33 Hours Category 1 CME

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ConnAPA is excited to announce that the 2015 Charter Oak Conference will be returning to Newport, RI, proudly hosted in partnership with the Rhode Island Academy of Physician Assistants! The conference will be held at the beautiful Hyatt Regency from April 13-16, 2015.  Mid-April is a beautiful time of year in Newport with many local attractions […]

University of Bridgeport PA Institute – Activity Update 1/15

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UBPAI Winter Updates By: Sabrina Butler and Angel Castro MEDICAL MISSION TO GUATEMALA Several students from the Class of 2016 recently returned from a Medical Mission to Panajachel, Guatemala. Students worked in conjunction with the Naturopathic Medicine for Global Health organization. While in Guatemala students volunteered in community clinics, hospitals and rural homes to provide […]

CT PAF BOWL-A-RAMA February 27th – Mark your calendar Now!

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5th Annual  CT PAF BOWLARA February 27th 7:00-9:30 PM Johnson’s Duckpin Lanes 2100 Dixwell Ave. Hamden, CT 06514 203-248-1563    Graduates and Yale PA students Bowlarama 2014 Join the CT PAF for a night of bowling fun as we raise money for student scholarships. We are gathering Presidents from past and present from CONNAPA and AAPA […]